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Hipshot GT1 Grover-Style Guitar Xtender   

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The Hipshot GT1 allows instant detuning with the flip of a lever. The GT1 is a converted Grover peg primarily used on acoustic instruments as well as...Read More

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Detune with the flip of a lever.

The Hipshot GT1 allows instant detuning with the flip of a lever. The GT1 is a converted Grover peg primarily used on acoustic instruments as well as electric guitars with standard tuners.

FEATURES
  • Adjustable from Eb to C
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HipshotGT1 Grover-Style Guitar Xtender
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

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2.0

Good idea, BAD implementation

By 

from Erie,PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good idea

Cons

  • Fine Tuner Screw
  • Not Functional
  • Poor Quality
  • String Post
  • Stripped Threads

Best Uses

  • Scrap Metal

Comments about Hipshot GT1 Grover-Style Guitar Xtender:

I installed Hipshot's GT1 Grover-Style Guitar Xtender on my 2007 Gibson Les Paul. During the install, I noticed that the string post did not Xtend (hehe!) far enough through the head stock to fit the string through the post,although I did manage to get it, you could'nt wrap it around the way I do on the other strings. I really wanted this to work. Once I got the string on and tried it out, I figured out that the fine tuner screw for the 'dropped setting had a lot of casting flash on it making fine tuning impossible with no consistency at all once you flip the lever up and back again. The lever is basically a cam that rotates the tuner until it comes to rest on the shoddy fine tuner screw. I was hoping there might be some control over the pitch as you drop your tuning, but it all comes in at once which is a bummer cause I had some cool ideas thinking it could be whammy-bar like in use, but it's not. I had this on my guitar for some time thinking I might like it, but I don't. They use a different screw for the headstock, and when I tried to re-install the old tuner, I found that the wood was stripped out too. If you are using this product and have tuning problems, look at the end of the fine tuner screw and where it rests. If the rest isn't bent right so it mates squarely with the fine tuner screw and the screw itself has flash on the end of it, that's your problem. I find it easier to turn the knob than to use this.

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5.0

We want one for lefties too.

By 

from Marietta GA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Hipshot GT1 Grover-Style Guitar Xtender:

    The directions are your friend - read them! No, it doesn't always change the pitch EXACTLY, but it's close enough for live shows. Being easily distracted, I almost always forget I'm in dropped-D. Now I just flip a lever and maintain my dignity - money well-spent!
    It installed right quick on a Music City Special, set up with Power-Brights .011's and doesn't look out of place at all. I'm wishing they made one for southpaws so I could drop the high E for slide. Now THAT would be slick...

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    5.0

    Works really well

    By 

    from Huntington Beach, California

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install Precise
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Quick Drop D Tuning

      Comments about Hipshot GT1 Grover-Style Guitar Xtender:

      Xtender works really well to switch between concert and drop D tuning. Tune the string to pitch, release and tune to the drop pitch. Well engineered and made. 33% of the songs I perform are in drop D tuning. The Xtender saves me time between songs and that annoying plucking to tune in/out of drop tuning. Plus if you start a song and forget to tune in/out of drop tuning you can do it on the fly. Very high quality.

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      5.0

      great addition

      By 

      from Comumbus ne

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hipshot GT1 Grover-Style Guitar Xtender:

          I just had a little trouble on the install understanding how it worked. once I got it figured out I had it right in the beginning. It works great still finding songs I can use it on

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          5.0

          cool tool

          By 

          from jaffrey n.h.

          Comments about Hipshot GT1 Grover-Style Guitar Xtender:

          if you like to customize your axe and like me play diff tunings everyother song this drop key is for you !
          nice matches my grovers !!
          I would like the post to be longer but it is not a problem.I have this on my epi les paul studio
          and it works well like any tuning key/string they need adjusting (i tend to beat my strings to hell)
          I use it for band practice and drop tune several time changing key from e flat to d flat and rarely have to make adjustments no more than anyother string ! hipshot and grover !! works well for me !!
          now that i have em gotta set up all my axe's with em!!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I've Installed this on EVERYTHING!

          By 

          from El Paso, TX

          Comments about Hipshot GT1 Grover-Style Guitar Xtender:

          I've installed these on just about every kind of guitar imaginable. Honestly, IF you don't ever expect to sell the axe you want to use it on - the xtender works best if you rout out some of the wood and inset the xtender. (I did this on a Les Paul studio and the xtender NEVER slipped!) On the thicker headstocks this can really allow a "normal" amount of the post sticking thru the top side.

          Short of using the power tools, a small piece of double sided tape between the mounting plate and the headstock really helps (the pilot hole is the saving grace).

          If you have to drop to an open "D" often during a set, this is a really great piece of gear!

          Mark P

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          5.0

          Absolutely worth it.

          By 

          from Lathrop,CA

          Comments about Hipshot GT1 Grover-Style Guitar Xtender:

          Now if your a guitarist who is really satisfied with the Tone and feel of one guitar of yours and you really don't want to use another guitar on stage set to a different tuning. This is really a great gadget to install on your guitar. the mechanism is really well built, Concept of its functioning is simple, and its really simple to install to! I recommend it...even though it is some what a pricey gadget, But its going to save you space in the cargo of one guitar!

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not as bad as everyone says

          By 

          from Phoenix, Houston, Seattle.

          Comments about Hipshot GT1 Grover-Style Guitar Xtender:

          I have had a GT1 on my 1995 Epiphone SG-400 for years now and still Love it. Sure it seems like something almost pointless but it is pretty cool to switch on the fly to Drop d/c. Is it perfect all the time? No, But before a show just flip it around a few times to make sure its adjusted properly and you will be fine. One thing though I did not install it myself I had my local guitar genius (you know the old guy that every city seems to have that kind of smells funny but can rock) Install it so maybe thats why I have had such luck. Magic mojo from Mad Moe......

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          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Poor customer support

          By 

          from Sacramento, CA

          Comments about Hipshot GT1 Grover-Style Guitar Xtender:

          I bought one of these for my Martin. The tuner post was too short and didn't come through the headstock far enough. Called Hipshot and they said to send them the unit and another $20, and they would cut the post off and weld on a longer one. This would also void the warranty, and they could not guarantee it would even work. So I returned the unit and got my money back. What a waste of time and effort.

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