Detuners or "Xtenders" (Hipshot's brand name) are mechanical devices used to simplify the tuning of a stringed instrument during performance. A string instrument (or stringed instrument) is a Musical instrument that produces Sound by means of Vibrating strings In the Hornbostel-Sachs This allows the musician to quickly and accurately reach notes outside the normal range of their instrument. A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a These devices are also known by other names including 'drop head' and 'hipshot'.
They can be fitted at either or both ends of any or all of the strings. For example, a relatively common arrangement on the bass guitar is to use a detuner on the lowest string to allow the bassist to switch between 'standard tuning' (E A D G) and 'drop D' (D A D G). The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the A bass player (bassist is a Musician who plays a Double bass, Bass guitar, keyboard bass or wind The latter provides two extra notes (D and D# / Eb) that are particularly useful in several common keys. In Music theory, the term key is used in many different and sometimes contradictory ways
However, there are many possible variants - for example, bassist Michael Manring has made extensive use of detuners in some of his compositions and has a four-stringed bass with multiple detuners. Michael Manring (born June 1960 in Washington DC) is an American electric bassist from the San Francisco Bay Area, ( Northern California Adrian Legg is popular guitarist making use of rapid tuning changes. British guitarist Adrian Legg was born in Hackney, East London. He was prominent in the late 1980s.