Originally Posted by groooooove
even the worlds heaviest bridge is unlikely to offset full-blown neck dive. theres a lot more leverage by the top of your headstock than there is at the spot where bridges go.
i'd move the strap button, but your drill shy. other choice; just cope with it.
I agree. Tiny weights at the bridge end of the bass will do little. It will take some SERIOUS weight cure it.
The bass I cured consisted of moving the rear button UP and putting a 3" extension on the horn button moving it FORWARD. All these are against your rules.
As I see it you have but ONE option: Strap weights
This should work because you don't care how heavy the whole bass is. So...
Get a roll of duct tape. Get a box full of lead sinkers or old wheel weights. And then try duct-taping the weights to your strap just above the rear mount so it pulls the strap down.
Once you figure out the correct weight that balances the bass you can then either get a weighted strap, or put together a classy looking weight that mounts on the strap, or just leave the duct tape and wheel weights on there and tell everyone you also play guitar...