Fender Case Dive

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ogrossman, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. ogrossman


    May 20, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    What's wrong with (different about) this picture? Hint: Fixed a problem that's been bugging me for years.

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  2. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    Did you move the handle?
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  3. bobba66


    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    Case packed full of weed?:woot:
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  4. tzohn


    Apr 26, 2015
    Carpet matches case?
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  5. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I see what's going on, just butting the end of the case against a doorjamb stops the dive.
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  6. ogrossman


    May 20, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    Exactly, I took it to a luggage repair place and they moved it for me for just $15.
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  7. ogrossman


    May 20, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    HAHAHAHA, no, actually that's the frame of the mirror.
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  8. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    That is freakin' brilliant. Kinda amazes me that after all these years most case manufacturers still don't seem to consider the balance point when installing the handle.
  9. 5544


    Dec 1, 2015
    I always turned the case around and the dive went away.
  10. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    They probably never experience what it's like with an instrument inside.
    All the Ibanez cases I've had were balanced. Not sure who makes theirs.
  11. ogrossman


    May 20, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    I always turned mine in one direction to go upstairs and the other way to go down.
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  12. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Put 20 pounds of rocks in the high end of the case and 19 pounds in the other end. That should even it out.
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  13. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    The original case on my '63 P balances OK. It has the handle offset to balance.

    My hard cases all balance pretty well. IME it's gig bags that are seldom set up correctly.
  14. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    Omaha, NE
    I was going to say the case does not match your outfit?
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  15. ogrossman


    May 20, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    Believe me, that crossed my mind. I did discover that all the crap I had the neck-end compartment made a significant contribution to the problem.
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  16. ogrossman


    May 20, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    Apparently, pre-CBS cases were better as well :)
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  17. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Also lower in calories, and make your laundry whiter and brighter, too! :thumbsup:
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  18. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    This. I use "case dive" to my advantage as well.