SG neck dive solution

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  1. SG standard

    SG standard Well-Known Member

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    It depends on a few factors; the cause, the extent, the options you prefer to take, etc. If neck dive is bothering you, I'd suggest looking at the following options:

    1) Reduce the weight at the headstock (lighter machine heads, light weight buttons).
    2) A thick strap with plenty of grip (like suede) - though if the neck dive is strong it might just drag too much on your clothes.
    3) Use your body to prevent it: Hold the neck up wth your left hand - though some find it interferes with their playing if they've got to support the weight of the guitar too much. (This is pretty much the defining issue of neck dive - you're going to have to hold up the neck to play! So if you've got a problem with neck dive, this isn't likely to be much help). Some also use the right arm to 'clamp' the guitar to their body & prevent it moving.
    4) Add weight to the body.
    5) Move the rear strap button, like this. (But only if your SG is a real keeper - it wont help the value).
    6) Moving the front strap button the the horn tip - Iommi style. (Not sure how much this helps) (as above re-value)
    7) Construct an extended front strap button (like the OP of this thread) (as above re-value)

    Hope that's helpful, and no offence intended to anyone who doesn't believe in neck dive. :)
     
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    Would this be a good time for me to chime in about how I am a tonewood believer and that plywood is actually a tonewood?
     
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  3. Wildeman

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    But the plies need to be glued with hide glue.
     
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    Tone Titanium, baby! The best for frettin' the blues!
     
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    Although I really like the way that this guitar looks, I have to politely disagree with you. Tone Plastic is where it's at!

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    I prefer tonecardboard..

     
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    Scootermuppet Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if actual weight is mentioned, but more info here...

     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    All the SG's with neck dive are being played in dive bars.

    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    "All the SG's with neck dive are being played in 'dive' bars."
    While the audience is too busy 'necking' to notice anything!
     
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    ... by divas.
     
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    I taped my fuzzbox to the body hoping the added weight would cure it,,, it didn't work now its just a Muff diver.
     
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    What air gives the best tone for air guitar? High or low humidity? Mountain or costal air?
     
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    Now I finally know what this album is REALLY about!
     
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    What a crazy thread! Until a few months ago, I honestly haven't heard (or noticed) the term "neck dive" relating to guitars. Now, ya'll got me all screwed up. All I do now is stand there, with my guitars strapped on, both hands in the air, wiggle my body around, and observe which of my 11 electric guitars neck dive or don't neck dive. I'm not actually playing any notes or chords anymore. I think I'll just take up solving crossword puzzles now... :dude:

    But seriously:
    I'm pretty much in the same camp here. Plus, I like to strap any guitar, in a high position on my body. This inherently leads to my forearm constantly applying a lot of pressure on the lower bass bout and my strumming/picking hand resting a lot by the bridge... I like to palm-mute a lot.
     
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    Well this guitar has no problem with neck dive. Got some real good tone cinder block mojo goin on here. BTW, I have one of these piezo pickups on one of my guitars.

     
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    You might have a problem with broken femurs if you play for too long, though.
     
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    Just don't try doing any Pete Townshend whirls
     
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