Luthier Parts & Tools
HipshotHipshot is a manufacturer of guitar and bass hardware, from bridges to tuning machines and more.
Tuner - Hipshot, USA Ultralite Y Key for bass, reversible, ⅜"Any sore shouldered bassist can tell you that fighting "neck dive" from a poorly balanced instrument is akin to slow torture. Hipshot's Ultralite bass machine heads are designed and machined to lighten up the load while improving ruggedness and accuracy. Spend more time on the bass--Not at the chiropractor!
- Solid machined aircraft grade aluminum housing gives you high durability in an extremely light package.
- Small footprint easily installs on 4, 5, and 6 string headstocks.
- 20:1 gear ratio with a full size gear and worm for super quick and accurate tuning.
- Y shaped key
- 3/8" string post fits 9/16" headstock holes.
- Bass orientation. See P-GH-UL-3X-T for treble version.
- Sold individually.
Tuner - Hipshot, Ultralite USA Clover, ½" Bass, Reversible, chrome
Any sore shouldered bassist can tell you that fighting "neck dive" from a poorly balanced instrument is akin to slow torture. Our Ultralite® bass tuning machines are designed and manufactured to lighten up the load while improving ruggedness and accuracy. Spend more time on stage, not at the chiropractor.
Bridge - Hipshot, 4 String KickAss™, for BassAt first blush, the KickAss™ might seem like a simple, heartfelt tribute to Leo Quan’s BadAss II®. A closer look, however, reveals significant improvements under the hood that put this bridge in a class of its own. Hipshot worked hard to ensure that the KickAss™ possesses the soul of the beloved original without being a knockoff.
Tuner - Hipshot, Open Gear Classic, Nickel (Individual)
Upgrade your guitar with the sleek, precision built Classic Guitar Tuning Machines from Hipshot. With it's open gear design and sleek look, the Hipshot Classic Open Guitar Tuning machine is simultaneously vintage and modern. Smooth 18:1 gear ratio. Sold individually.
Tremsetter - Hipshot, automatic tremolo return
The Tremsetter greatly improves guitar performance by automatically returning your full floating tremolo to an exact "zero" neutral position, eliminating flutter and sag, so your guitar remains in tune. You can bend strings, play bridge harmonics, aggressive rhythm parts or mute strings and the bridge remains stable. Best of all, the Trem-Setter is total retro-fit. No need to chop up your vintage axe, just install it and play! Includes mounting instructions.
Tuner - Hipshot, USA Ultralite Clover, ⅜" Bass, Reversible, chrome
Any sore shouldered bassist can tell you that fighting "neck dive" from a poorly balanced instrument is akin to slow torture. Our Ultralite® bass tuning machines are designed and manufactured to lighten up the load while improving ruggedness and accuracy. Spend more time on the bass-not at the chiropractor.
Bridge - Hipshot, Fixed Guitar, 7 String, .125" HeightThe 7 string Hipshot Fixed Bridge is the ultimate marriage of performance, beauty and ergonomics. Each bridge base is hand polished before plating for a smooth, comfortable feel under your palm. The stainless steel saddles have a crisp string relief edge, eliminating dull tones and maximizing string vibration. The side walls lock your saddles in place no matter how hard you thrash.
Bridge - Hipshot, Fixed Guitar, hand-polishedThe Hipshot Fixed Bridge is the ultimate marriage of performance, beauty and ergonomics. Each bridge is hand polished for a smooth, comfortable feel under your palm. The stainless steel saddles have a crisp string relief edge, eliminating dull tones.
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Tuner - Hipshot, HB7 American Classic, for BassRetire those worn out stock tuners and slap on a set of Hipshot American Classics! The HB7 is a direct replacement for Fender® Highway One tuning machines first featured on many MIM models. It is now a popular choice for many contemporary Fender® basses including Vintage Modified Squire®, USA and Custom Shop models. Many smaller, independent builders have adopted this machine as well.
Tuner - Hipshot, GT2 Xtender, Schaller-style, chrome
Retrofits guitars equipped with Schaller® M6 Mini tuning machines. Take your music to a new low with the closed gear Xtender. With the flip of a lever, your low E string can go down to D, C or even B (depending on your string gauge).
Tuner Upgrade Kit - Hipshot, Vintage, 6 in a line
Package of 6Finding the right aftermarket tuners that match up with your guitar's mounting hole pattern can be a guessing game and if your new tuners don't match, you're stuck drilling new holes, filling the old holes and screwing in the new tuners. That's why Hipshot made the UMP™ (Universal Mount Plate). The UMP™ is a patent pending adapter plate that fits between your Hipshot tuners and the headstock of your guitar. Tabs on the face of the plate prevent the tuners from slipping against the headstock. At the same time, reach nuts inserted through the existing headstock holes into the tuners keep the whole assembly securely in place.
Tuner - Hipshot, HB2 for Bass, nickel
Replace your sloppy, worn out tuning machines with a set of Hipshot American Classics. The HB2 is a direct replacement for the Schaller® BMF tuner that was first found on CBS era Fender® basses manufactured between 1967 and 1982. Since then, the BMF tuner has been featured on countless boutique builds and Custom Shop models.
Tuner - Hipshot, BT2 Bass Xtender, nickel
Retrofit your USA '67-'82 Fender P & J Bass for drop tuning! Also retrofits Geddy Lee, reissue '67-'82 Fender. Fits 11/16 in. headstock holes. Installation instructions and mounting hardware included.
Tremolo - Hipshot, US contour 6-string, chrome
The Hipshot US Contour bridge is unlike any tremolo system out there. Hardened steel pivot pins inserted into a machined brass top plate give the US Contour a bell like tonal quality and silky smooth whammy action! Coupled with a solid machined steel tremolo block, the US Contour can achieve tremendous sustain and volume. Best of all, it is designed to retrofit any guitar using the American Standard tremolo routing convention. No additional routing required!
- Adjustable tension press in tremolo arm
- Stainless steel saddles
- High quality springs
- Chrome finished brass top plate
Tuner - Hipshot, USA Ultralite Lollypop for bass, ⅜", Reversible, Chrome
Any sore shouldered bassist can tell you that fighting "neck dive" from a poorly balanced instrument is akin to slow torture. Hipshot's Ultralite bass machine heads are designed and machined to lighten up the load while improving ruggedness and accuracy. Spend more time on the bass--Not at the chiropractor!
- Solid machined aircraft grade aluminum housing gives you high durability in an extremely light package
- Small footprint easily installs on 4, 5, and 6 string headstocks
- 20:1 gear ratio with a full size gear and worm for super quick and accurate tuning
- Lollipop shaped key
- 3/8" string post fits 9/16" headstock holes
- Sold individually
Tuner Upgrade Kit - Hipshot, for 3 per side, Griplock, closedUpgrade your tuners and improve the tuning accuracy and stability of your guitar with Hipshot's Tuner Upgrade Kit. With the patented UMP™ (Universal Mount Plate) included free in this kit, tuners will retrofit without drilling or screwing. Grip-Lock pin and thumb wheel system clamps onto your string, no wraps needed
Package of 6
Bridge - Hipshot, SuperTone, 2 Point BassHipshot 4 string Supertone 2 point bass bridge. A direct replacement for 1967 to 1973 Gibson 2 point bass bridges (e.g. Thunderbird, SG Bass, etc.) using the existing hole pattern. Features complete adjustability for precise intonation, independent string height and side-to-side string spacing. Includes: (2) 5/16-20 hex cap socket screws and (2) hex/allen keys: 1/16” and 5/64”
Bridge - Hipshot, Baby Grand Guitar, Chrome
The BabyGrand looks, sounds and feels better than any wraparound bridge because it isn't a wraparound! The unique shape increases the length of the low strings while keeping the high strings short. This gives you even tension and playability from string to string. Machined from a single piece of aircraft grade aluminum, the base plate is super light, extremely strong and has a liveliness of tone that cast bridges can't match. Baby Grand guitar retrofits on Gibson-style stud mount guitars. Studs included.stud spacing, studs included.
Bridge - Hipshot, Supertone Bass, replacement for Gibson, chrome
If you’re one of the many Gibson® bass owners who are fed up with the stock bridge, our SuperTone Gibson® replacement bridge is the answer to your prayers. By utilizing the existing mount pattern, the SuperTone gives you a full range of intuitive adjustability and excellent tone transference without any modifications to your bass whatsoever. And with its timeless and elegant lines, the SuperTone will help you look as good as you sound. It’s the bridge your Gibson® has been waiting for.
Tuner - Hipshot, GT1 Xtender, Grover-style, chrome
Take your music to a new low with the GT1 Grover® Xtender. With the flip of a lever, your low E string can go down to D, C or even B (depending on your string gauge). Retrofits guitars equipped with Grover® Rotomatic tuning machines
Bridge - Hipshot, 4-string Type A Bass
Retrofits your Fender five hole mount bridge on your 4 string bass using the two outer holes and the center hole. The type A saddles feature variable string spacing adjustment for even greater versatility and fine intonation adjustment as well. 4 String Bass Bridge. Type A Fender Mount (3 Mounting Holes). Non-string-through.
Bridge - Hipshot, 5-string, American Deluxe Retrofit, Brass
Give your Fender® bass that sleek, custom look and improved functionality it’s been begging for. This Hipshot Fender® Mount A Style bridge retrofits your American Deluxe 5-String with absolutely no modifications whatsoever.
Bridge - Hipshot, Type A, 5 String, 18mm spacing, brass/chrome
Since its inception in 1999, the Hipshot A Style bass bridge has become the standard bearer for high end instruments and boutique builds. Precision machined from durable top grade brass and featuring a fully adjustable groove-locking saddle design, the A Style bridge offers the best in playability and no-buzz tone transference with a sleek, modern look.