Gibson Tbird players question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by svp, Mar 2, 2014.


  1. svp

    svp

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    Recently acquired a Gibson Tbird and when using a strap the top of the body of the bass leans out away from my body a little, is there something that can be done to correct this?
     
  2. Mark4

    Mark4

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    If you want to stop the lean, then run the strap over the tail end of the bass instead of behind it. I actually like the lean as it makes playing more comfortable for my fretting hand, so i run the strap behind the bass, but do whatever works better for you.
     
  3. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    like this - done it from the start - works great

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  4. T-Bird

    T-Bird

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    Hi.

    Yep, run the strap on front.

    Unless someone has moved the rear strap pin upwards in an (futile) attempt to fight the alledged neck-dive. Then it doesn't quite hold in there.

    Regards
    Sam
     
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  6. svp

    svp

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    So moving the strap peg to the upper bout will cause neck dive?
     
  7. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

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    Also works with a NR, believe it or not. That's the way I used to run mine, back in the 70's.

    /rick
     
  8. T-Bird

    T-Bird

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    Hi.

    Nope, it'll reduce it to a degree if the instrument is held in a certain angle, but if the rear strap pin location moves upwards, the roll-over prevention possibility by running the strap across the top of the bass is more or less lost.

    Regards
    Sam
     

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