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Hipshot HB6Y-3/8 Bass Tuning Machine Set  Chrome

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HipshotHB6Y-3/8 Bass Tuning Machine Set
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Functional (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best quality tuners that I'm aware of

I bought a set of these Hipshot tuners to replace the stock tuners on a Ned Steinbereger NXT 4 upright electric bass after one of the Steinberger's stock tuners failed. (It couldn't handle the...Read complete review

I bought a set of these Hipshot tuners to replace the stock tuners on a Ned Steinbereger NXT 4 upright electric bass after one of the Steinberger's stock tuners failed. (It couldn't handle the low E string.) Bob Gollihur's excellent website recommends the Hipshots as replacement tuners for the Steinberger EUB.

The Hipshots are indeed top quality. They came in the same orientation, but their brilliant design allows them to be converted so they are 2R 2L. They are solid and handle the low E string (and the other bass strings) just fine.

I love my Steinberger EUB, but the stock tuners were not commensurate with the quality of the instrument. The Hipshots nicely match the otherwise top quality and design of the Steinberger. Ned - you should use Hipshots as your stock equipment.

One note - I mistakenly ordered the 1/2" size tuners because the holes in the headstock are about 1/2". The 1/2" refers to the size of the string post, not the hole in the headstock. Of course Musician's Friend made returning the 1/2" and getting the correct 3/8" size easy - one reason I like ordering from MF.

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Some Issues

Got the first set, they looked as though they may have been returned by another customer. The machines themselves were not visibly damaged, but the packaging looked used. At any rate, they...Read complete review

Got the first set, they looked as though they may have been returned by another customer. The machines themselves were not visibly damaged, but the packaging looked used. At any rate, they come 4L and I needed 2L/2R. There is a very small allen screw opposite the tuning key the is supposed to be removed so that the key can be reversed. I tried and was not successful. The allen seemed to want to strip where the wrench goes in without loosening. I called Hipshot and spoke with a tech. who told me that I needed to use a 1/16th wrench, which is what I was using. I thought that maybe the set was defective so I returned them to MF. Great cust. service by the way, and had them ship a new set. Same problem with these. There should really be a Phillips head screw on these things.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent and Reversable!

By Taranis

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Hipshot HB6Y-3/8 Bass Tuning Machine Set:

First, let me say that they are reversable. You can use them on either a straight 4 or 2x2 headstock. Hipshot's customer service is excellent, as is this product. The installation was seamless on my 2x2 headstock bass. They stay in tune and have a high gear ratio, and, as the name suggests, they are "ultra light." To convert from straight 4, you'll need a 1/16 allen wrench for the screw at the end of the key. The key will slide out and you can insert it into the other side. If you're not sure which size to get, contact Hipshot and they will help.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best quality tuners that I'm aware of

By Ben

from Denver

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Comments about Hipshot HB6Y-3/8 Bass Tuning Machine Set:

I bought a set of these Hipshot tuners to replace the stock tuners on a Ned Steinbereger NXT 4 upright electric bass after one of the Steinberger's stock tuners failed. (It couldn't handle the low E string.) Bob Gollihur's excellent website recommends the Hipshots as replacement tuners for the Steinberger EUB.

The Hipshots are indeed top quality. They came in the same orientation, but their brilliant design allows them to be converted so they are 2R 2L. They are solid and handle the low E string (and the other bass strings) just fine.

I love my Steinberger EUB, but the stock tuners were not commensurate with the quality of the instrument. The Hipshots nicely match the otherwise top quality and design of the Steinberger. Ned - you should use Hipshots as your stock equipment.

One note - I mistakenly ordered the 1/2" size tuners because the holes in the headstock are about 1/2". The 1/2" refers to the size of the string post, not the hole in the headstock. Of course Musician's Friend made returning the 1/2" and getting the correct 3/8" size easy - one reason I like ordering from MF.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By dostie1

from Sidney, ME

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Straight up only thing negative is the fact that the Handle itself is more of a silver, not so chrome. It wasn't bad enough to make me send it back though. Great tuning! Pluses are the gearing is way better than what came with my Ibanez SG300 Bass. I've only had it on for about a week or so. Worth buying.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rock solid lightweight tuners

By Mofrak

from Portland OR

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Comments about Hipshot HB6Y-3/8 Bass Tuning Machine Set:

Hipshot HB6Y Ultralite tuning machines - Chrome I've been playing bass for over 20 years. The tuners were getting loose on my Ibanez, so I shopped for a new set. I noticed that the Fender American Deluxe models had these, so I thought I'd give them a try. What a difference! The first thing I noticed is that they feel very solid. Very precise. They stay in tune much better than the originals. The best part is that they can be reconfigured for left or right hand operation, so I can put them on a 2R+2L or a 3+1 headstock if I decide to put them on a different bass. When I can afford to, I'll definitely get a set for my other bass.

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Theses are not chrome as stated

By Davis

from San Diego

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Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Not Functional

Best Uses

  • Backup

Comments about Hipshot HB6Y-3/8 Bass Tuning Machine Set:

The site states that these are chrome but the only part that chrome is the shaft. The remainder is a textured satin gray. I am returning these as they are not what is stated on the site. The company said I have to pay for return shipping as a result I will not be returning to the site for any future business.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Tuners

By LimaGuy

from Staten Island, NY

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Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Precise Tuning

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about Hipshot HB6Y-3/8 Bass Tuning Machine Set:

    These tuners come 4 in line but are easily reversible. You need a 1/16" Allen key & you just swap the pegs on the 2 tuners to make the 2x2.
    The set is 4.5ozs lighter then a Gotoh copy set.
    They stay in tune & are great if you need to do a few tuning changes while playing.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would recommend these

    By Richard

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Hipshot HB6Y-3/8 Bass Tuning Machine Set:

    Bought these to replace the terrible stock tuners on my Warwick Corvette Standard. They were a direct fit. Only took 10 minutes to install. They function perfectly. Vast improvement over Warwicks sub par tuners.

     
    5.0

    Hipshot Ultralite USA user.

    By Danny

    from New Orleans

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hipshot HB6Y-3/8 Bass Tuning Machine Set:

        These are great for lightening the load on heavy basses and they sound great. I do hate that you must ream the holes to install. But, I have changed out 3 Spector basses already. Also, you must buy the USA Hipshot, don't be fooled by the cheaper LIC IMPORT, they're too heavy.

         
        4.0

        GOOOD UPGRADE FOR NXT EUB

        By '64 Jazz

        from S of Canada, N of Nebraska

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • REQUIRES SOME MINOR WOODWORK

        Best Uses

        • ALL PLAYING

        Comments about Hipshot HB6Y-3/8 Bass Tuning Machine Set:

        The original tuners on my NS NXT bass finally frustrated me enough to replace them. the HB6Y 3/8 is a great retrofit for this EUB, but does require a little elbow grease, a rat tail file, a small Phillips (1 or 0), 9/16 open end wrench, and a small Allen wrench. It took me about 1/2 hour to swap the 4 tuners and retune, Right away I could feel the stability in the HIPSHOTS, and the open gears look impressive. Why these aren't part of the otherwise well built NS bass is beyond me.

         
        5.0

        Reversible, great upgrade!

        By Ryan

        from Sunland, ca.

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Hipshot HB6Y-3/8 Bass Tuning Machine Set:

          Perfect replacement for my shecter custom 4. Reversible, and smooth.

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