I have a Squier Jaguar SS shortscale. When I'm using it with a strap, standing up, the bass does not have any really horrendous neck-dive....but it has a tendency to try to work it's way to about 5 degrees north of horizontal. Just today I took a length of sturdy twine and dangled it by the front (horn) strap button by itself..... Voila! Perfectly balanced at 45 degrees. Awhile back I tried moving the rear strap button up the body about 4 inches......made no difference at all... ( I have a good strap..it doesn't slip at all.........that is unless I'm wearing a shirt or something made out of "slippable" material.....then the garment itself cancels the non-slip of the strap).