Nose driving TBird

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Trucker.D.Bass, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Trucker.D.Bass

    Trucker.D.Bass Guest

    Jan 9, 2009
    Just got my hands on a nice TBird this morning, loving it very much apart from when i let her go with my left hand. It behaves like its got debt collectors at the door and tries to bury its head under the carpet!! lol

    I knew it would do this before i got it but im just wondering if any Bird players have resolved this issue or know of any cures.

    Thanx for any feed back

  2. Rat Blitz

    Rat Blitz

    Jan 6, 2009
    You can put and extra strap button on the back which will help. But I found with my Thurnderbird all it took was a extra heavy duty wide leather strap. It (hardly) dives any more.
  3. David12390

    David12390 Guest

    Jan 3, 2009
  4. Zoidberg523

    Zoidberg523 Guest

    May 26, 2008
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Yep; neck dive. One of the most common problems with T-Birds. Do a forum search - you'll find a couple hundred ways of fixing it. :)
  5. Ezbass


    Apr 3, 2008
    A friend of mine who is a TBird player has his strap go over the front of the bottom left hand bout so that it holds the bass closer to his body and helps with the neck dive. Hope this makes sense.
  6. dbassman59

    dbassman59 Guest

    Dec 19, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    The neck dive is easy to get used to ... I ended up just reseting my forearm on the body ... no big deal .. small sacrifice for great tone
  7. Showdown


    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    1. strap button on back of neck heel.

    2. wide leather strap.

    I don't have a problem with my '76 Tbird at all. I can take my hands (and forearm) completely off the bass and it doesn't neck dive.
  8. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Life is short, buy the bass.

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    I have been playing tbirds since '76. Move the strap button to the heel of the neck, get a wide strap.......................and live with it ! gartonscot2a_5.jpg