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Tuning Limitations with Hipshot Double Stop Detuners?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by BruceBass3901, Jun 19, 2011.


  1. BruceBass3901

    BruceBass3901

    Oct 17, 2009
    Wickham, UK
    Hi guys,

    I have been considering getting a Hipshot BT3 Bass Xtender (BT3 > Store > Hipshot Products) to put on my latest build (a five string Jaguar copy) and was reading on the website about the double stop feature.

    I was wondering if anybody here had one of the double stop Xtenders and used it to go both higher and lower than the B on a five string? Ideally, I would like to be able to go between C, B and A. This would mean that B would be in the middle position.

    Has anybody got any experince with this?

    Thank you :)
     
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
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    alpha-music.com
    now that's slick!

    they added a set-screw in there, to give you a tuneable third spot between "all the way up" and "all the way down".

    considering that with the regular drop-tuner even an E string can be set to go down to C, and a B (having lower tension) will change pitch more with the same distance movement, i'm sure the 3-way version could do just what you're asking.
     
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  4. dbassdan

    dbassdan

    Dec 20, 2012
    Ive set up mine on all four strings with b in the middle on the low, then i can go up a tone to c# or down a tone to A, works well.