installation instructions for hipshot bass extender

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR HIPSHOT BASS
EXTENDER KEY
TYPES BT-1, BT-2, BT-3, Y-1, Y-2
1. Remove tuning
machine leaving
guide bushing in
place. You will find
this bushing pressed
in to the front of the
peg head.
3. Insert string post
through bass peg
head to align sub
plate. Secure sub
plate to bass using
small flat head wood
screws provided.
2. Disassemble Bass
Extender Key by
removing Phillips
screw A. Carefully
pull wheel gear off
string post. Be sure
not to lose nylon
spacer washer.
4. Reassemble tuner
being sure nylon
spacer washer is in
place.
5. IMPORTANT! With
Vaseline or light
grease lubricate the
end of thumb lever
which cams on sub
plate.
6. Be sure to follow
Hipshot Extender Key
Tuning Instructions
for accurate tuning.
HIPSHOT EXTENDER KEY TUNING INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT! FOR PRECISE TUNING USE THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE:
First tune the "E" note:
With the thumb lever in the
up ("E") position, tune the
string up to "E". Always
tune from flat up to pitch.
Now tune the "D" note:
Flip the thumb lever down to
the "D" position. Check your
tuning. If your string is out
of tune, flip the thumb lever
back to the "E" position and
adjust the small "D" tuning
Now flip the thumb lever
down and back up to settle screw. Do not turn the
the string. Check the tuning. tuning peg!
If the string has settled
sharp, correct by dropping Flip the lever down to the
the string pitch down to
"D" position and recheck
about "E-FLAT" and then
your tuning. Repeat this
bring it back up but this time procedure until "D" is in
leave it slightly flat. Flip the tune. Note: on many guitars,
thumb lever down and up
the string may actually be
one time and recheck tuning. tuned down as far as low
"C".
If the pitch is still flat, give
the tuning peg a very small The above sounds harder
turn, flip the lever down and than it really is. With a little
back up, and recheck your practice it will become
tuning again. If you oversecond nature and will take
shoot, back down and repeat only a few seconds.
the procedure.
Every time you turn the
tuning peg, you must give the
thumb lever one quick flip
down and up to set the string
and give you the true tuning
of the string.
Your new Hipshot will
provide you with high
accuracy in tuning and
retuning .The finest hardware
and materials have been
selected to insure high
reliability for many years. If
you have any questions or
problems, or would like a free
catalog, please do not
hesitate to call or write me. I
will be happy to assist you in
any way I can.
Sincerely,
David Borisoff
Hipshot Music Products