Addendum 4/23/2015 6:30 Central: In light of complaints about my hurried writing and messy pic (my phone was almost discharged so the camera would only work when plugged in; consequently, the pic is essentially upside down from how I would have rather taken it and; hence, became very confusing for people). Skip down to the plus signs for another simple attempt at description. To be sure, my post wasn't so much to instruct clearly "how to" since I am not a technician of any sort. My apologies to those who needed more info and who aren't past purveyors of malfeasance and/or piling on. My post was simply to share the realization that one can solidly lash one's bass to one's belt area and keep that sucker very stable if desired or necessary. That's it, anything else was just my attempt to say something more than "attach the bass to somewhere near your hip." Many elite bassists extol the virtues of a stable bass, one that is always in the same position: I have heard Billy Sheehan say it (but given my body, this isn't easy to achieve, yet given my left hand problems it is especially desirable to have a very stable bass), Bunny Brunnel goes as far as to install a strap button on the front of his basses (no way I can come to terms with defacing my basses like that!) and Bunny runs his strap over the face of his bass to hold it snug. A personal friend who is a world-class bassist and many others suggest "bass in the same place always," too. Some people don't experience neck dive, or they aren't bothered by it- cool, they are hereby granted permission to not bother with us poor, clueless suckers. ++++++++ You essentially attach the bass to your belt by any means necessary. In any order, 1) attach a loop of rope to carabiner. 2)Attach carabiner to belt or any suitable belt loop of pants. 3) Yoke the strap button at the bottom of the bass with the rope loop you made and then attach your guitar strap and the latter will hold the former there. ++++++++++++++ You can use whatever carabiner works for you. Or, you can use just a carabiner and no rope loop (but this might mar your bass). Still more, you can skip the carabiner and can instead fashion a contraption solely out of a rope loop threaded around your belt (or whatever) and onto your bass. End Addendum After many years of frustration with some "handicaps," this was created out of absolute necessity for me... but its not overly-tacky for rhe general population and i think that some will find it to be actually pretty dang handy. I suppose if you wear basses low then it might not work without moving the bottom strap bolt higher (toward your head as you are wearing the bass). From the post where I was inspired (just making a new thead of this to help people find it more easily): Here's mine: it fixes neck dive and, probably only particularly to me (or anybody skinny or with a lump of scar tissue on torso which creates a pivot point where the bass just wobbles all over). Just invented yesterday after playing for 24 years (minus a 13 break). Changing left hand positions or resting my right hand differently on the body always resulted in subtle and not so subtle wobble on the pivot point on my torso. It was like playing bass where notes are a moving target. It wasn't that bad for easier lines but it was a severe handicap for speed or basic precision on big shifts. I started playing mainly on a small bodied Kubicki which somehow took the lump out of play and my Spector's arched back definitely took it out of play so it's only in more recent years that it's been a real bother. But I digress. You can make different sized loops to adjust bass position many ways. I just slip the loop over the strap lock base then click the strap onto the bass/base to hold it in place. My first (and the fastest, simplest method) attempt at this was to click my bigger key chain carabiner shown direct to my bass and pants' belt loop. I don't want to risk marring that particular bass, though so I adopted the rope. The carabiner-direct method also puts the bass at a pretty serious angle up and down and across body- I rather like that so I tried to duplicate that with the very small beaner and tiny rope loop.. but I'm just happy to have a bass that doesn't move all over so many positions will work...we can get used to most things). You can secure to belt holes or pants' belt loop (I'd recommend reinforcing the pants loop, though). I'm still experimenting (like possibly usingthe S-beaner which might be easier to use, having two openings) and I have several basses to fit correctly. The biggest drawback is that I can no longer play around the house in sweat pants (even for dress up gigs i think this will work with a modified belt or reinforced belt loops. I'm hoping that another idea dawns on me for sweatpants house play, though! Home Depot for the carabiners and REI for the very solid rope.