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The Cure for a Neck Heavy bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gebass6, Jan 27, 2014.


  1. gebass6

    gebass6

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    I believe I have found an inexpensive cure for the neck heavy bass!!Take an old belt.(I prefer an old dress belt)Shorten it so that it can wrap around your upper thigh.Mine is about 25 inches long.Drill some new holes so you can buckle it.Now,with your bass strapped on feed the belt between the back of the bass near the end strap peg between the bass and your strap.Wrap the belt around your upper thigh of your right leg to complete a loop and buckle it!Tighten it so that it is snug enough.There!Your bass neck is angle at a good playing angle.The neck doesn't dive!You can walk around with it.
     
  2. tooley

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    I once attached a diving weight to the end of a strap. Seemed to work a treat. Used a lot of tape so it wouldnt damage anything.
     
  3. gebass6

    gebass6

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    Might add a wee bit of weight though....
     
  4. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

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    I once hacksawed the headstock off. I couldn't keep it in tune after that, but no neck dive!

    My solution: buy a bass that doesn't dive.
     
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  6. FourBanger

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    The best solution I have ever seen is simply moving the strap peg from the bottom of the body onto the back a few inches in.
     
  7. M0ses

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    I can't even take this thread seriously.
     
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  8. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

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    :D LOL.
     
  9. MrTaff

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    Works for me.
     
  10. DiabolicLow B

    DiabolicLow B Supporting Member

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    So your gonna play on stage with a belt wrapped around your thigh?

    No thanks...
     
  11. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

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    Start doing back exercises?
     
  12. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

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    Belt around the leg sounds like a good way to get blood clots, and what happens when you have to pee and stuff?
     
  13. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    Velcro shirts.

    Yer welcome.
     
  14. gebass6

    gebass6

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    Yes.It works.It's comfortable.It's just like wearing a belt with your pants.Plus no one sees it unless you turn your back to the crowd.And even so most won't notice anything.And even if they do.So what?Then you can explain if you need to.
     
  15. gebass6

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    You don't cinch it THAT tight!If you have to piss,you unbuckle it.Simple!Or just unhook you lower strap.Emergency release.Or if you REALLY gotta go wizz just take your bass with you and rotate it to the right.
     
  16. gebass6

    gebass6

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    Some of my past basses have experimental holes where I tried to find the right spot to balance the bass.By using a belt the way I said you don't drill any other holes.
     
  17. Panek

    Panek

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    +1
     
  18. Polfuste

    Polfuste

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  19. ShonenCello

    ShonenCello

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    carabiner clip from strap to belt.

    Works. Easy on / off. No one sees it. Inexpensive.
     
  20. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    +1

     
  21. FourBanger

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    Nobody sees a belt around your thigh? Sounds like your bass is a little low. If you strapped it higher it might not neck dive so badly in the first place.
     
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