Hipshot Vintage Style Bass Detuner

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Hipshot Vintage Style Bass Detuners

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" These detuners match the popular vintage style tuning machines including HB1, HB2, HB3, HB4, HB7, HB8, and HB10. Available in Chrome, Black, and Gold and also with optional Double Stop Lever these detuners make a perfect match for your Hipshot Vintage Style Tuning Machine equipped Bass. These Detuners like the Hipshot Vintage Style Tuning Machines require an 11/16" headstock hole. If your bass is equipped with a 9/16" headstock hole we suggest using Hipshot Ultralight Tuning Machines and Detuners. For information on selecting the correct styled Detuner for your bass please see the following article Tuner Comparison Read more below for information on each individual model below.


Fits G&L, Gibson Victory, MusicMan, older Ibanez (4-inline style), and Mexican Made Fender Basses.


Fits '66 and newer Fender except '82-'84, and some '90s and newer including some Kramers.


Fits Pre-CBS Fender basses and re-issue models with reverse Kluson pegs.


Fits American made Fender '82-/84's, '90 and new Elites, P-Bass+, and J-Bass+, American Standard Jazz, and Deluxe P-Bass+ with thin stamped cloverleaf key.

Please Note: Some of the newest Fender Deluxe use a non-vintage style tuning machine and detuner. Contact us for further info.


Fits Made in Mexico Fender J and P-basses.


Fits 2008 and newer Fender American Standard Precision and Jazz Bass 4 String models.

Please Note: Be sure to check the housing on your detuner to make sure it matches the corresponding image of the BT8


Fits many Made in Japan Fender J and P basses.

See below for a video on installing tuning machines on your bass guitar