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PostSubject: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:54 pm

Next to Kahler in terms of popularity, the Hipshot bass trem uses a fulcrum-style design similar to a Strat. In addition to bass tremolos, Hipshot is known for their wide range of quality guitar and bass parts. Their website is at: www.hipshotproducts.com

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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:53 am

Did you get that black four-banger off of eBay? What are you planning to put that on?
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:54 am

Nah. I got outbid when I wasn't looking. I wasn't completely sure what bass I was going to use for it anyways, but I figured I might get another SX for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:20 am

Mah. Ah well. How much did it sell for?
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:49 am

Are you sitting down?

$37 plus $8 shipping. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:24 am

*passes out*

Good thing I'm in the light booth. Plenty of soft chairs/dark space where no one will see Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:28 am

EricHaven wrote:
Are you sitting down?

$37 plus $8 shipping. scratch


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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:40 am

Man, what a deal
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:19 pm

I should have bid $40. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:20 pm

I don't know...that's putting quite a strain on a person's finances What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:04 am

On mine, at any rate. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:56 pm

Ah well...maybe another will pop up at some time.
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:58 pm

As long as they keep makin' 'em, I'll get my hands on one eventually. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:20 am

Word.
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:17 am

EricHaven wrote:
As long as they keep makin' 'em, I'll get my hands on one eventually. Wink

Same here, I want to try one badly,

Thing is, a lot of people say you have to have them tilted up a little, for pull back, wouldn't it make more sense to have a rout in the back for 'em, like a floyd, to tip into?
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:00 pm

My thoughts exactly, Bill. Although you could have it installed to where it bottomed out on top of the body in case you were only after dropping notes instead of pulling up on them. For me personally, having an un-locked trem float is dicey at best, since you can stretch your strings flatly out of tune if you pull up too far.

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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:17 pm

EricHaven wrote:
Are you sitting down?

$37 plus $8 shipping. scratch

Holy sheep sh_t! I spent $200
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:20 pm

I feel your pain, Brother. No

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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:23 pm

Out of curiosity, assuming your bass can fit either, is there any advantage to a hipshot over a kahler?
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:00 pm

I've heard that the Kahler has greater range than the Hipshot. I haven no experience/evidence to substantiate that, though. Very Happy

I'm sure a Hipshot would have a different feel to it. It's a fulcrum system whereas a Kahler is a cam system. It'll probably feel a little "springier" while the Kahler will feel "smoother".

Does the Hipshot have any upward action? Or can you just use it to drop the strings in pitch?
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:50 pm

I'm pretty sure its drop only, like a strat, but don't quote me on that.
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:54 pm

From that picture at the start of the thread, it looks like it has a really short arm on it!
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:58 pm

Kugelspot wrote:
Out of curiosity, assuming your bass can fit either, is there any advantage to a hipshot over a kahler?

So I hear, the Hipshot is bouncier, and the Kahler has more range.

Its much easier to adjust how many springs are on the Hipshot, thats a bonus.
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:17 pm

Chowderboots wrote:
Does the Hipshot have any upward action? Or can you just use it to drop the strings in pitch?

I bet if you routed behind/under the bridge like a Floyd you could get some decent upward action.

Kugelspot wrote:
Out of curiosity, assuming your bass can fit either, is there any advantage to a hipshot over a kahler?

The main bonus I can see would be that since it's a Hipshot that looks like it has removable saddles, that gives you the option to add a graphtech ghost piezo system, which is not possible on a Kahler.
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:24 pm

^ That might be kinda cool i guess. It would only be worth it if you had 5 basses and at least 1 already had a Kahler, and even then I'm not sure you could justify the cost (unless you're EH and put a trem on everything)

Actually... Eric (or anyone else I guess) do you have any basses with Hipshots you'd be willing to try that with? The end result might be kind of neat.
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:33 am

Yvarg wrote:
Chowderboots wrote:
Does the Hipshot have any upward action? Or can you just use it to drop the strings in pitch?

I bet if you routed behind/under the bridge like a Floyd you could get some decent upward action.

The Hipshot, when installed is actually tipped at an angle, so you can pull back on it.

You don't want a lot of upward action on a bass, strings will snap.
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:33 pm

Kugelspot wrote:
.... (unless you're EH and put a trem on everything)

Laughing

Have I ever shown you Guys my kazoo with trem? Wink

And yes, I will one day throw a Hipshot into a bass to play with, and I will probably over-route the cavity to get as much play out of it as I can.

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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:46 pm

EricHaven wrote:
Kugelspot wrote:
.... (unless you're EH and put a trem on everything)

Laughing

Have I ever shown you Guys my kazoo with trem? Wink

And yes, I will one day throw a Hipshot into a bass to play with, and I will probably over-route the cavity to get as much play out of it as I can.

Good idea. And no. Razz No pics, no Kahlerized kazoo.
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:53 am

Chowderboots wrote:
EricHaven wrote:
Kugelspot wrote:
.... (unless you're EH and put a trem on everything)

Laughing

Have I ever shown you Guys my kazoo with trem? Wink

And yes, I will one day throw a Hipshot into a bass to play with, and I will probably over-route the cavity to get as much play out of it as I can.

Good idea. And no. Razz No pics, no Kahlerized kazoo.


Kahlzoo?
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:37 pm

Or perhaps....a Kazoolher? Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:08 pm

Kahler should make kazoos. Fine, handmade brass kazoos. They made golf clubs...that's almost a kazoo. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:16 pm

^ I'd buy a Kahler kazoo. that would be awesome...
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:47 pm

I'd buy a kazooized golf club.....















Wait, what.........?
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:19 pm

Kugelspot wrote:
^ I'd buy a Kahler kazoo. that would be awesome...

Yeah I know!

Darkstrike wrote:
I'd buy a kazooized golf club.....















Wait, what.........?

"Fore!"

---insert arcane golf jargon---

*sound of kazoo playing Laurel and Hardy theme*
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:58 pm

Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:32 pm

Darkstrike wrote:
I'd buy a kazooized golf club.....

Like this?

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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:35 am

Kugelspot wrote:
Darkstrike wrote:
I'd buy a kazooized golf club.....

Like this?


*e-mails pic to local luthier*
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:58 am

And see? Nice and straight with no funky angles. Should have no trouble staying in tune. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:52 pm

I'm selling all of my basses and amps and investing in a Kazoohler.
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:59 pm

Yvarg wrote:
Chowderboots wrote:
Does the Hipshot have any upward action? Or can you just use it to drop the strings in pitch?

I bet if you routed behind/under the bridge like a Floyd you could get some decent upward action.

Kugelspot wrote:
Out of curiosity, assuming your bass can fit either, is there any advantage to a hipshot over a kahler?

The main bonus I can see would be that since it's a Hipshot that looks like it has removable saddles, that gives you the option to add a graphtech ghost piezo system, which is not possible on a Kahler.

I recently stumbled over this link:

http://www.brownsguitarfactory.com/

Under acousi-midi conversion they describe piezo saddles they've made for kahler bass trems.
As far as i know they're not on the market yet but i was quite excited when i read it also because i recently purchased a roland divided pickup wich isn't by far as nice on a bass as piezo saddles.
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PostSubject: Re: Hipshot Bass Tremolo   Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:25 pm

How funny, Jim! I accidentally stumbled upon this same thing last week, but I didn't post anything about it. Thanks for putting up the information! Wink

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