neck dive help!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by steve-o, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    how do i cure the neck dive with my set neck 30 in scale eb-3?

    the head stock will hit the floor pretty fast if i want it too...

    any suggestions?

  2. Maybe consider changing straps!

  3. Use a Comfort Strapp.

    They fix neck dive.
  4. pistoleroace


    Sep 13, 2002
    What Treena says. I solved that problem with my Warwick Thumb by getting a strap that had suede on the inside so it would grip my shirt better and therefor holding the bass in position.
  5. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    sounds good to me..i try that..but not agianst most of that animal stuff.,,o well

  6. In my experience, the only way to cure neckdive is to sell the bass and buy something else. A big wide strap that sticks well to clothing just pulls your shirt up and wraps it around your shoulder as the neck dives for the floor. Unless the strap is screwed into your spine the dive will still be there.
  7. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    I agree, the only thing that stopped my bass from hitting the floor was getting lighter tuners. Big straps didn't help one bit.
  8. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i think that i will neck dive with no tuners in it...
    i think some lead in the control cavity might work a little

  9. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    move the strap button to the heel of the bass. did it on my epi tbird. works a treat
  10. Lonnybass


    Jul 19, 2000
    Minneapolis by way of Chicago
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    As both a bass player and bass builder, my advice to you is this:

    Buy a bass that fits you rather than fights you.

    Chicago, IL
  11. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    where on the heel? it is on the heel from what i know

    top of the horn maybe? the back that is

  12. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    mine is already there..maybe 1/2 in back futher where the neck plat would be


  14. You could try screwing a metal plate on the backside of the body to add some weight and hopefully balance, I did that on an old cheap Warlock and it worked pretty well. I ultimately ended up buying a much better and balanced bass.
  15. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    the whole hole thing is something i want to avoid if possible..this isn't a cheap epiphone bass...

  16. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I have the exact same bass.

    This is what I do:

    Good strap.

    Strap locks.

    Wear the bass a tad higher, ie keep the strap tight.

    I tend to rest my hand or arm on the body when laying out.

    No silk shirts or shiny materials.

    The real problem is that the body of this guitar is rather small. And light. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. Adding lead, blah blah is not a solution. Set the bass up to minimize the dive. The 30.5 inch scale is really fast, if you like to utilize that, I do.

    I also have a 34" guitar, but I much prefer the speed of the little bass.

    But that is my personal preference.

    PS The Thunderbird fix does not work because the heel is so thin.

    You could put a button up on the horn, I chose not to. I left it totally stock as it is rather old.