Originally Posted by ClassicJazz
I think using the right strap makes a world of difference. I have a semi-hollow ASAT Fretless which is probably more prone to neck dive than the solid body version. I use a Neotech strap. Also I use the lower strap button on the tail end of the bass (some ASAT basses have two strap buttons on the tail end). Neck dive is not an issue. The bass stays pretty well in place when I take my hands off. The Neotech strap really keeps it in place.....and is comfy to boot!
Everyone is different. I think the neotech straps are the most awful things in the world. Nothing but neck dive! Bass slides around like its covered in grease. I'm a wide leather strap with suede back guy for sure.
I would have an ASAT if it wasnt for the neck dive because they look great and I love how easy the access to the upper frets is. But I cant tolerate neck dive AT ALL.
The above mentioned solution would probably work but it looks like a teenager with a retainer (not cool) or one of those double straps that look like youre going parachuting with your bass (also not cool).