1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TalkBass iphone/android app is NOT WORKING currently. We're working on it. Tapatalk IS working, so if you need to use an app, use Tapatalk. Try using your browser though - TalkBass is now 100% responsive to your phone/tablet screen size ;)

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

off center strap pin placement for better FB angle

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thehangingmist, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. thehangingmist

    thehangingmist

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    so i was just sitting with this cort A6, i haven't played too many 6 string basses (maybe three or four in total) but i have never faced this problem to this extent!
    The issue is i can't ever seem to "see" the strings/frets on the board as the bass is always exactly vertical to the ground.
    See - (taken from another TB thread)
    [​IMG]

    now my bass sits like figure 2 on the right side which is straight vertical to the ground and i want it at a slight ANGLE to my body like figure 1 on the left!

    i realized moving the strap button up "towards the B string" from the center should help with this! then i realized all spector basses are like this!

    the question is, how many inches should i move it by?

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    why did I not face this with the fender style basses? including the SX 6 string jazz bass!
    Having the pin slightly up make perfect sense on this bass! maybe even having two pins and lock them both if needed! Do other basses like the spectors have this off center strap pin for this very reason? does the body shape/contouring determine where the strap pin should be placed? thoughts!?
  2. thehangingmist

    thehangingmist

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. thehangingmist

    thehangingmist

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    A little help here please!?
  4. Bill Whitehurst

    Bill Whitehurst

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have done that, to combat neck dive.

Share This Page