- machineheads (tuning keys)
Dave Borisoff founded Hipshot in 1982 in a small industrial unit in California. Borisoff was a pedal steel player - and his first invention was the Hipshot String Bender, which allowed guitarists to bend their B string with a lever actuated at the hip (hence, Hipshot). Next, Dave came up with a D-tuning mechanism for bass players (known as the Xtender). Since then Hipshot has grown into a company with over 40 employees which makes a range of bridges, tuners and other hardware for guitarists and bass players.