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Would a D-Tuner work on a B string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jasonbraatz, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    so i just joined this metal band :eek: that tunes to drop A :eek: :eek: (guitarist tunes AEADF#B), and while i'm all for detuning, there are tunes that i don't want to droptune.

    anyways....do D-tuners like the hipshot work on B strings as well?
  2. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Yes, I believe that Elrick for one has put them on the Low B strings. I seem to remember Brad Johnson saying he had one on the B string of one of his basses also.

    So it does work.
  3. I had one on my Lull Modern 5 and it worked pretty good. I ended up putting it onto my Lull P4.
  4. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    cool. anyone know where has the best prices on them? allparts?
  5. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    If you go to a local store that deals w/ Allparts you may get a better price. They might not stick to absolute retail.
  6. Bigwan


    Feb 22, 2002
    Ballymena (hey)
    Ken Lawrence uses them on his basses to great effect...

    Bassplayer loved the low A on whatever bass it was they used for their ultimate 5 string feature a few years back...
  7. Scott Lynch

    Scott Lynch Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    Delaware, USA
    yeah, they just get called a-tuners :D

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