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D tuner? Billy Sheehan - Yamaha Attitude Basses

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(@metallifan)
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How do the Hipshot D tuners work on the Yamaha Attitude Basses.

I heard billy sheehan uses em?

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(@demoetc)
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It's just a little lever; when it's closed the string is E, when you open it, the tension releases and you have a D.


   
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(@metallifan)
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It sounds like it would ruin the strings or something?

How much is one? In UK pounds if possible

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I never priced one; it's probably online somewhere.

As far as ruining the low string: it shouldn't, not any more than loosening the string with the regular tuner. You've got a Fender five string though right; you shouldn't need a Dtuna with that unless you have another bass?

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(@metallifan)
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How you guess the Fender Jazz V, DemoEtc? lol

But theres a difference between D tuning the E string on a five string and playing a Drop D song on a standard tuned five string: B E A D G.

A Hipshot D-tuner would still be useful on it.

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I saw mention on a previous thread somewhere. Nice bass!

So on a 5 string you'd have it BDADG; yah I can see where that would be interesting. Me, I just leave everything standard, though at one point I low-tuned a Rickenbacker to BEAD. That's before I got my fiver though, and now I'm totally stuck on my Turser Beatle.


   
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Yea thing is, I don't often use the B string and its just easier to play a drop D song in DADG without using the B than in BEADG.

Playing in BEADG sometimes makes a Drop D disjointed when playing i.e. By the Way by Chilis

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I can't really see the use of a D-tuner. It's a neat idea, but when you consider the amount of trouble it is to tune the E string down, a special device doesn't make much sense. It's so easy you can do it on the fly a lot of the time, so why try to make it easier?


   
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