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Hipshot HB6Y-3/8 Bass Tuning Machine Set  Chrome

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Hipshot HB6Y-3/8 Bass Tuning Machines can upgrade your bass. Fits Gotoh mini-peg with Y-key and 3/8" post. 20:1 gear ratio ensures years of accurate ...Read More

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HipshotHB6Y-3/8 Bass Tuning Machine Set
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6)

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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5.0

I would recommend these

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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.

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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.

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5.0

Reversible, great upgrade!

By Ryan

from Sunland, ca.

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

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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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Some Issues

    By Most peiople just call me Gary

    from South Florida

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Exact Fit

    Cons

    • Could Not Reverse

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • L
    • Practicing

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

    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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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great product

    By maurio thunderfingers

    from minot,nd

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      great machine heads. will last a long time.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best quality tuners that I'm aware of

      By Bennett

      from undisclosed

      About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Theses are not chrome as stated

      By Davis

      from San Diego

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      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.

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      5.0

      Hipshot Ultralite tubers

      By Bob-o

      from Tucson AZ

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Well Engineered Product

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

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

      Perfect for any bass that came with Gotoh style tuners with a 9/16" hole. Lighter and faster tuning and better looking.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent

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

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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.

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      5.0

      Hipshot tuner review

      By Neil Ostafichuk

      from BC Canada

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

      MF good as usual and the 5 - 8 days shipping turned into 4 -5 making the pain from brushed chrome slightly less. I will miss flashing stage lights in peoples eyes from the keys...
      Breathlessly awaited my tuner set to repair a snapped one and get back to gigging without having to use a borrowed bass. When I ordered, the 3 choices are black gold and chrome - I had a look at the photo and of course thought chrome meant chrome. When I recieved the set, I saw the pegs are chrome as is the shaft on the key but the key head (Y portion) and the gear cover should more accurately be called brushed chrome perhaps. Thinking I got ripped off, went back the MF site and this time zoomed in on photo. Got what I ordered but calling it chrome is misleading - a Fender key is chrome - this ain't. Too late now, have to get it installed and liove with it.
      Looks and feels good from the box so far
      Seemed one of the more economical ones and heard it is good quality - free shipping from MF sealed the deal.

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