The first invention, the Hipshot String Bender, allowed the band's guitarist to bend his B string with a lever actuated at the hip (hence, Hipshot). Next, Dave came up with a D-tuning mechanism for his band's bass player (known as the Xtender).
Over the years, Hipshot has grown into a 43 person team of machinists, inventors and, musicians. Our factory floor includes CNC mills, industrial lasers, and good old fashioned American labor. Our products can be found on the instruments of the worlds best musicians.