Hipshot Bass Detuner BT12 Chrome Bass Side

SKU:BBG 7345
$66.50

Details:

BT12 - Retrofits newer Fender American Standard and Deluxe Bass 4 string models.
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DESCRIPTION

Hipshot- BT12 Detuner (Chrome)- Bass Side

Instant, No Drill Installation

Since the days of Beethoven, "E" string devices have been used to extend the range of the upright string bass offering the instrument greater versatility. Bass Extender Key brings this proven versatility to the modern electric bass! With a quick flick of the handy thumb lever, the HIPSHOT Bass Extender Key instantly expands your range without leaving position. Tunable to any note from "E" to low "C"

Retrofits newer Fender American Standard and Deluxe Bass 4 string models.

The new "F Stamp" machine that reads "Authentic Fender" on the gear.

    Package Includes:
  • 1 BT10 Detuner (Chrome) Bass Side
  • Installation instructions and mounting hardware

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Good, but did not work for my intended use.
By JD from on 3/3/2017
 
By it self, and only used on an E-string, its fine and should work as great as all the other HS detuners.
It would be a 4 out of 5 rating. Lower due to the inherently low spring tension (on all or most hipshots in general).
It's easy to knock out the set tuning if bumped.

In this instance however, I needed a detuner for a different string location - The E-string of a 5-string P-Bass. Not the low-B.

In multiple inquiries, I tried to get additional dimensional information to see if it would actually work for what I needed it to do.
Mostly directed to Hipshot, but none of my inquiries were answered - and/or just ignored. So I had nothing to go by.

I took a (hopeful) chance and purchased it anyway without really knowing if it would actually fit. Bottom line: It did not.

Niether Hipshot, nor resellers indicate that it will not work in any other position, except the E-string on a 4-string (or the B-string on a 5-string (aka Fender style)).
Other models might possibly work - on the other strings like a 2x2 ZON or Gibson configuration but not in 4x1, 5x1, 4 in-line, 5 in-line Fender-style postions (ie: other than E or B strings).

So as of this review post, I have a cosmetically & functionally new, but unusable detuner.


I would still recommend this product and would continue to use them on any future 4-string bass aquisitions - On the E-String of course!