Cure Neck Dive!!?!!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by NJL, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Well, I ordered a set of Hipshot Ultralites for my Corvette 6 Pro. That didn't do much for the really bad neck dive problem this bass has.

    So after I installed the tuners, I was showing my girlfriend "these dam things didn't do much to stop this neck from diving to the ground"

    she looks at me and says "baboso (spanish slang for dumba##), why don't you just put your strap through your belt on your pants?"

    she perdy much fixed my neck dive problems, big time!!! :cool:

    i like to play my 6 string with the neck kinda pointed at a 45deg angle, like I do with my Jazz.

    man I was so happy last night, she got extra lovins'!!!

    has anyone ever put the strap through your belt to keep the neck up? just curious, i have been searching the neck dive issue for quite some time now and I have never read anyone doing this.
  2. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    That is brilliant. Wish I would have thought of that when I had my Thunderbird. :p
  3. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    I could have done well without knowing that...:eek:
  4. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i'm perdy smart, most of the time, but my little lady just blows me away with her common sense sometimes it's embarrassing!!

  5. For someone that doesn't play bass, that IS pretty smart.:)

    The only problem is you've got to untie yourself everytime you want to take the instrument off. A better solution is to just reposition the rear strap pin. Moving it up just a little will cure just about any dive problem you might experience.
  6. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i've tried putting in another buttom. didn't do much for me. it brought the neck twisting up at me. my warwick is very headstock heavy. when i put the five string neck (conversion kit) it doesn't do any of this.

    the only drawback is the change over problems on a gig. it's a pain in the arse.
  7. chucko58


    Jan 17, 2002
    Silicon Valley, CA, USA
    I paid for all my gear myself. Well, me and MasterCard.
    Moving the strap pin on my Carvin LB75 and LB76 didn't help much at all, and UltraLite tuners helped only a little. The only thing that has helped significantly is diving weights on the strap - thanks to whoever suggested that here!
  8. Yes but hammy if he did that then his girly wouldn't have got extra lovin... :rolleyes: :p