Don’t carry the weight of the world on your shoulders! Hipshot’s Ultralight Bass Tuning Machines are made of durable, precision machined aircraft-quality aluminum to lighten your load, and give you the correct instrument balance without sacrificing tuning accuracy or durability.
Heavy zinc bass tuners add unnecessary weight to your headstock, straining your neck and shoulder. It also restricts your left hand to holding up an unbalanced instrument, robbing you of the necessary freedom of motion so essential to a natural, relaxed playing technique.
Sleek and compact, easily installed on the smallest of 4, 5, 6 & Extended Range Bass headstocks.
The 1/2 inch diameter version fits basses with a headstock hole size of 11/16 inch.
Bass side = Left side of headstock on a right handed bass. Treble side = Right side of headstock on a right handed bass.
All finish colors have Hipshot Logo. Lighter yet possesses full size gears and string post.
Due to the variation in peg-head bore size on basses with 1/2" post sized tuners Hipshot offers 3 different bushing diameters for their Ultralight tuners and Ultralight Detuners.
There are three different bushing sizes available for Ultralight tuning keys.
- .618" 15.7mm
- .660" 16.7mm
- .700" 17.7mm
0.618"(15.7mm) is intended for a smaller bore size of 16mm. Examples of basses that utilize this particular bushing include Fender U.S.A, Lakland Skyline or any basses built with the Hipshot Lic. Ultralight 1/2" tuning keys.
0.660"(16.7mm) is the standard bushing size that comes supplied with the US made Ultralight tuning keys. Fits many basses with 17 - 17.5mm bore hole.
0.700"(17.7mm) is intended for the larger bore hold found on many Made In Mexico Fender basses, or any bass that utilizes a 18mm bore hole.
By Quinn from on 10/4/2017
Light and well made
By Eric from on 11/29/2016
My only qualm with the tuners are that the hole on the front side of the headstock is the same size as the back but the tuners are smaller on the back side than they are on the front so there's a small gap there. It's not that noticeable but I still know it's there.
Overall a great set of tuners.
Perfect solution for neck dive!
By Josh from on 8/1/2016
Pretty good tuners
By Robert Villeneuve from on 1/15/2014
By Thomas from on 1/15/2014
Why do they sound better?
By Chris from on 1/15/2014
Hipshot repacements for my Jack Casady
By jeffrey roberts from on 1/15/2014
These tuners will turn your good bass into a great bass.