Drop tune your Music Man or G&L bass with the BT1. The Hipshot BT1 Bass Xtender drops your bass E string to D on the fly! Fits 11/16" headstock holes. Hipshot includes installation instructions and mounting hardware with the BT1 Bass Extender.
Precision engineeredEasy installationInstant versatility right at your fingertipsExtends range from E down to D
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Works well but, not a perfect replacement for my Sterling (Ernie Ball) SUB-4 bass. I left out 2 screws that it turned out were not required for stability and would have required drilling screw holes into the headstock.
I have a Sterling Ray 34ca. My band plays a few songs in drop D tuning so I thought this product would be a great tool to help me quickly tune between songs. The installation was pretty easy. The holes of the Hipshot BT1 do not line up perfectly with the original tuner but anybody with a little woodworking skill can install it. The tuner feels a bit chintzier than the original but once you get the string tightened up it feels solid. If you're looking for the identical tuning key this is not it. It's close but it's smaller, there are more teeth on the sprocket and the post is shaped differently. All minor details. The drop tuner setscrew had a little bit of play to it so i wrapped a little teflon tape around it and it's held tune. This is a great addition to my bass! I would recommend it fo sho!
Yes, I love this product and have one on a Fender USA P-bass ('08) and this one for a G&L JB ('14)... The G&L fit wasn't perfect- I had to move the serial number metal tag to accommodate the size of the BT1 mounting plate. It wasn't a big deal, if you are comfy drilling new pilot holes for the tag, just a tad away from the original location. Once installed it works great. Maybe on the other G&L bass models it's a non-issue. And the chrome doesn't match the G&L brushed aluminum. I can live with it, I need this on the bass.
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