Gibson Tbird players question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by svp, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. svp


    Mar 12, 2007
    Recently acquired a Gibson Tbird and when using a strap the top of the body of the bass leans out away from my body a little, is there something that can be done to correct this?
  2. Mark4


    Oct 21, 2007
    If you want to stop the lean, then run the strap over the tail end of the bass instead of behind it. I actually like the lean as it makes playing more comfortable for my fretting hand, so i run the strap behind the bass, but do whatever works better for you.
  3. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    like this - done it from the start - works great

  4. Hi.

    Yep, run the strap on front.

    Unless someone has moved the rear strap pin upwards in an (futile) attempt to fight the alledged neck-dive. Then it doesn't quite hold in there.

  5. svp


    Mar 12, 2007
    So moving the strap peg to the upper bout will cause neck dive?
  6. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    Also works with a NR, believe it or not. That's the way I used to run mine, back in the 70's.

  7. Hi.

    Nope, it'll reduce it to a degree if the instrument is held in a certain angle, but if the rear strap pin location moves upwards, the roll-over prevention possibility by running the strap across the top of the bass is more or less lost.