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Mighty Mite Neck with Hipshot Xtender

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Theron Smith, Mar 12, 2018.


  1. Theron Smith

    Theron Smith

    Mar 12, 2018
    I bought a Mighty Mite P bass neck (5721 if that matters) and I need to know what kind of Hipshot Xtender model I'd need for it. I'm new to this modding so any help is welcome. Thank you
     
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    What size are the holes and what type of tuners are you using?

    Hipshot makes the drops to match the base plates of all of the tuner types they make.
     
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yeah you'll want to match the other three tuners. Maybe post a pic of those? They make styles to match most kinds of popular tuners.

    By the way, Welcome to TalkBass!!!!!
     
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  4. Theron Smith

    Theron Smith

    Mar 12, 2018
    I don't have any tuners yet. I'm just unsure if there's any different hole sizes between precision necks
     
  5. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Find your mighty mite model number specs from mighty mite site.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
  6. Theron Smith

    Theron Smith

    Mar 12, 2018
    All it says is 5271
     
  7. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Halethorpe, MD
    As @two fingers said, Welcome to TalkBass.
    The head stock is drilled for 4-in-line tuning machines, with 23/32"-diameter holes. FYI you may find those holes a little large for most tuner bushings. Most 1/2" tuners are designed to be mounted in 11/16" holes, but your holes are a little wider. There are fixes for that though. Here are the specs for the neck you ordered from ebay:

    Shaped, inlaid, fretted and finished—feels and plays great! Hard rock maple finished in clear satin polyurethane, with an inlaid "skunk stripe" down the back.

    Other features include:

    • The frets are nicely finished.
    • The string nut is slotted and shaped from PPS plastic with a flat bottom.
    • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays and side markers.
    • Screwholes for attaching to the body are not drilled.
    • Has a single-action truss rod with a 4mm adjusting nut at the peghead (we recommend a 4mm Allen Truss Rod Wrench for adjusting neck relief).
    • Peghead is drilled for 4-in-line tuning machines, with 23/32"-diameter pegholes.
    Specifications —

    • Scale length: 34" (863.60mm)
    • Width at nut: 1-5/8" (41.28mm)
    • Width at 20th fret: 2-1/2" (63.50mm)
    • Fretwire: .042" high x .105" wide (1.07mm x 2.67mm)
    • Fret count: 20
    • Fretboard radius: 9-1/2" (241.30mm)
    • Fits neck pockets measuring 5/8" (15.88mm) deep x 3-7/8" (98.43mm) long x 2-1/2" (63.50mm) wide
    Neck thickness (approximate; not including fret):

    • .850" (21.59mm) at the 1st fret
    • .880" (22.35mm) at the 6th fret
    • .945" (24.00mm) at the 12th fret
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
  8. Theron Smith

    Theron Smith

    Mar 12, 2018
    What kind of fix would I need? Sorry for being so dense, i just don't want to mess up this project
     
  9. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Halethorpe, MD
    It depends on what kind of tuners you get. Some makers have oversize bushings available, some don't. I have heard of home solutions where you press in the bushing and then apply CA in the back of the headstock so it can soak in the wood at the back of the bushing. Others have used aluminum tape or plumber's Teflon tape to take up the excess play in a bushing. To be clear, I have never had need for any of those remedies, and don't know how reliable any of them are. Because of the oversize holes, you are probably better off buying Hipshot tuners of some sort. I say that because they have very very good customer service, and will most likely go out of their way to ensure your bushings fit, if you inform them of the problem.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2018
  10. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Yep, Sissy has it right. Different tuners reqire different solutions. I personally would go with Hipshot ultralight clovers if you want lighter. Maybe you want vintage style? What tuners interest you ?