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Hipshot BT1 Bass Xtender

Hipshot BT1 Bass Xtender


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Regular price $74.99 USD
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Take your music to new lows with the BT1 Bass Xtender! A not so secret weapon of elite bass players since 1982, the Xtender allows you to instantly drop the tuning of your low string and then back again with the flip of a lever. The BT1 is a direct replacement for the Schaller® BM tuner traditionally featured on MusicMan® and G&L® basses. Many independent custom builders choose this tuner as well.

  • Drop a Major 2nd (E-D) and if your strings have standard thickness cores, you can go as low as a 4th (E-B)
  • DoubleStop feature gives you a tuning position between the high and low for a total of three tunings on one string
  • Robust stamped and machined steel construction
  • 27:1 tuning ratio
  • Fits 11/16" (17.5mm) headstock holes
  • Adjustable tension nylon bearing system
  • Long and short key options available. G&L is known to use both long and short keys, so look closely at your tuners if you're trying to match the key size to your existing tuners. Check this image or the Engineering Drawings below if you are unsure which you need.
  • Stainless steel key prevents tarnishing and rust where you touch the tuner the most
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Available in black, nickel, and gold finishes


If you're wondering whether to order the Regular Key or the Short key version, my advice is to look carefully at the tuners that you are trying to match and then look carefully at the Engineering drawings or this image before ordering your Bass Xtender for a G&L. If you're still unsure, feel free to take a photo of your existing tuners and email it to me (

Engineering drawing - Regular Key

Engineering Drawing - Short Key

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