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I am using Hipshot tuning machines as a standard in my custom guitars and basses


HB6 Ultralite ™

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 stage--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 for super quick and accurate tuning.

  • Tuning keys are easily reversible for conversion to bass or treble side.

  • Available in Clover Leaf, Lollipop and Y shaped keys. 

HE6 Ultralite ™ Bass Xtender

Extend the range of your bass with the ultralite Xtender Key! 

Easy way to switch tuning from E to Dropped D and beyond.

Available in Clover Leaf, Lollipop and Y shaped keys. 


Grip-Lock ™ Open-Gear Locking Tuners

Grip-Lock Open Guitar Tuners by Hipshot take the chore out of string changes and increase your tuning stability at the same time.

Instead of your old, time consuming string changing ritual, simply pull the string through the hole and tighten the thumbwheel. A small pin inside the string post will grip your string and lock it in place for worry free tuning!

  • 18:1 tuning ratio for super fine adjustment

  • String post hole fits strings up to .060" (we can enlarge to .090" by special order)

  • Compatible with 27/64" or 10mm head stock holes

  • String posts available in a variety of lengths for the optimum break angle over the nut

Grip-Lock ™ Closed Locking Tuners

Hipshot's New Closed (enclosed gear) Guitar Tuners posses the precision, craftsmanship and technology you have come to expect from Hipshot Products.

  • Grip-Lock pin and thumb wheel system clamps onto your string for extra security.

  • 16:1 gear ratio for finer tuning

  • Chrome, Black or Gold finishes

  • Optional staggered post configuration means you can increase your break angle, reduce buzz at the nut and free your guitar from string trees forever!

GT2 Enclosed Guitar Xtender

Does your music require you to quickly drop your low E do D?

Stop retuning your guitar during sets! The GT2 guitar Xtender allows you to flip your E to D (or as low as C!) with the flip of a lever! The E tuning is set with the traditional tuning button while the low postition is set with the small thumb screw on the tuner body.

Add the double stop for even more functionality!


Designed using the Hipshot Enclosed guitar tuner for a consistent look on your Hipshot equipped guitar.

Tuner Button Options for Guitar

When buying new tuners, you’re often stuck with the buttons that come fitted on them. Not anymore!


Hipshot offers the most button options of any manufacturer and they’re interchangeable with all Hipshot guitar tuners (even Xtenders!).


It’s another reason to choose Hipshot for your next build or replacement machines.

Hipshot HS
Half Moon D02
Deco D03
Tulip D04
Butter Bean D05
Victorian D08
Big Butter Bean D10
Half moon mini D12
Industrial SK1
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