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The Cure for a Neck Heavy bass

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


  1. gebass6

    gebass6 We're all not trying to play the same music! Supporting Member

    May 3, 2009
    N.E.Illinois
    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. 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.
     
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  4. gebass6

    gebass6 We're all not trying to play the same music! Supporting Member

    May 3, 2009
    N.E.Illinois
    Might add a wee bit of weight though....
     
  5. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    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.
     
  6. FourBanger

    FourBanger

    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    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

    M0ses Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Eastern Wisconsin
    I can't even take this thread seriously.
     
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  8. :D LOL.
     
  9. MrTaff

    MrTaff

    Jan 20, 2014
    UK
    Works for me.
     
  10. DiabolicLow B

    DiabolicLow B Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    So your gonna play on stage with a belt wrapped around your thigh?

    No thanks...
     
  11. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Apr 8, 2013
    Start doing back exercises?
     
  12. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    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

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Velcro shirts.

    Yer welcome.
     
  14. gebass6

    gebass6 We're all not trying to play the same music! Supporting Member

    May 3, 2009
    N.E.Illinois
    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

    gebass6 We're all not trying to play the same music! Supporting Member

    May 3, 2009
    N.E.Illinois
    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 We're all not trying to play the same music! Supporting Member

    May 3, 2009
    N.E.Illinois
    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

    Mar 20, 2009
    Warsaw, Poland
    +1
     
  18. ShonenCello

    ShonenCello

    Sep 21, 2011
    carabiner clip from strap to belt.

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

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

    +1

     
  20. FourBanger

    FourBanger

    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    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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