Hi guys something i read about often here & elsewhere is the fastidious & common how to sort a neck heavy bass ! the obvious answer to that is to carefully check out how the instrument balances BEFORE buying it BUT....sometimes, maybe because we forget about it when trying the bass or simply because it sounds good & we don't think it's a major problem !?.. we still end up with a bass that dives on it's neck if allowed... there are several options for this but there's always some ''price to pay'', for ex. : 1 - wide leather strap = may not be the most comfortable or could constantly & annoyingly pull your clothes 2 - if the neck heaviness is not too pronounced, sometimes a 1 or 1.5cm metal cylindrical ''extension'' + a longer screw placed between the bass's upper horn & strap button WILL sort it while remaining reasonably inconspicuous ( dark finish works best..) 3 - weights on strap, etc... = adds to wear & tear on our backs, etc.... i wanted to share a solution which worked quite well for me w/ minimal side effects i stumbled across this when using a friend's bass for a couple of weeks while mine was being worked on : i inserted a small nylon strap in one of the slits of my bass strap & then tied it to my belt right around the side of my back, & although it wasn't perfect at first but after fiddling for 10 minutes or so with it, fact is that MOST of the excess weight WAS counteracted this way & while now the bass tended to ''pivot'' around the upper horn axis slightly, what little remained WAS compensated simply by my right arm when playing in fact this worked so well that later when i returned the bass to my friend, he had a nylon strap made with a loop to go into his belts, a little plastic clip/buckle in the middle & the top half of said strap riveted with a couple of rivets to the leather bass strap - he could not get over how well it worked it's still NOT perfect but trust me, it's as good as it gets WITHOUT selling the damn thing & getting another bass that is enjoy !