BC Rich Warlock - my neck diver fix.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by edpal, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. edpal

    edpal Inactive

    Oct 3, 2007
    Made a strap button extension for the upper horn of the Warlock out of ebony. The block doesn't actually hold the strap button, a 3/16" X 4" lag screw does the work, passing through the middle of the horn but physically a little more than an inch higher up the neck. I did something similar on my Thunderbird because of neck dive. Basically the head of the lag screw will pass into the strap log tight so I grind the top a little to smooth it, center punch in the middle and then drill the same size hole in the top as the strap lock pin. Works a charm. I just barely knock the corners off the hex so I can still screw it in - pilot drilling first of course. Don't really need much thread strength with that much length AND a drop of wood glue on the threads. :)

    The ebony block has one thin, countersunk screw holding it to side of the horn, along with a continuous bead of clear silicone.

    Hangs nice, no more Mr.Dive.

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  2. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Ahh a fiver, was gonna say Ive never had a warlock bass or guitar that had any neckdive at all, But mine have been 4string for the basses.
  3. Pie_Eye

    Pie_Eye Inactive

    Jul 14, 2013
    That's a cool dive fix man. I have a Warlock, maybe I'll get brave and try something like that.
  4. edpal

    edpal Inactive

    Oct 3, 2007
    Dude, that block of ebony was a rectangle, I cut from corner to corner.....You're one PM away from doing it.