T-Bird Balance issues

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by PaulonBass, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. PaulonBass


    Jul 15, 2005
    Hello, just been browsing the basses forum and see that many of you are t-bird players so hopefully someone can help me out here.
    I have been playing a t-bird for over a year now after playing a more traditional bass for 3 years before that, i feel that it is restricting my progress as it is weighted towards the head, i'm now finding it hard to play fluidly as i'm always trying to keep it up right.
    I know this is a common problem with these basses but love the look and sound of it so was wondering if there is any way i can balance this beast out a little.

    Cheers for any aid you talkbassers can offer
  2. Try a wider leather strap.

    The way the body is constructed, with the neck meeting the body where it does, with the size of the big ol' headstock and the placement of the strap buttons... it just predisposes the bass for neck-heaviness.

    With my T-Bird I use a leather strap that's around 3" wide, it controls it a little bit. Unfortunately, it's the nature of the beast.