So, I've been armchair designing a parts bass with an explorer styled body. I've done a number of searches which have warned me that because: a) this'll be a Warmoth neck (steel reinforced) with exotic woods (ebony fingerboard/wenge neck b) the Explorer lacks an upper horn c) the body will be relatively lighter wood (swamp ash) I'm going to be very prone to neck dive. I've briefly tried on an Epiphone Explorer, and at extremely short strap length the neck dived mercilessly. So far, the recommendations for avoiding/counteracting dive I've found: a) strap button (re)location b) high mass bridge as a counterbalance c) longer strap length (I usually ride my basses around my pelvis with the neck angled slightly upward) so this should work in my favor d) wider strap for friction e) ultralites or similar low mass tuners Are any or all of these going to be enough to counteract gravity? This will be a hefty financial investment, and I won't get to find out if it will be a burden until I'm nose deep in the assembled parts. Good members of TB, please give me solutions, reassurance, or a good stern argument about changing the basic body design (whichever is most applicable).