SG neck dive solution

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  1. Relic61

    Relic61 Well-Known Member

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    Now here are a couple guitars with some serious neck dive and these pros have no problem playing them!

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    Weeeee!!!!......
     
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  2. D.L. Luna

    D.L. Luna New Member

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    Whew, boy now that was entertaining!

    Little known fact: the opposite of "neck-dive" is commonly referred to as "belly-flop" :rofl:
     
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  3. sg jones

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    Sweet Jesus after a month of bullshite this still goes on.....just practice and challenge yourself and the problems will seem far less...
     
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  4. Didds

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    My SG and my new strap are getting on like bread and butter. Absolutely zero neck dive
     
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  6. D.L. Luna

    D.L. Luna New Member

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    Since Krieger was an SG man, let's go with a Doors lyric:

    When all else fails
    We can whip the horse's eyes!
     
  7. jtees4

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    Zip lock sandwich bag full of bb's in the control cavity, conforms around everything and cures most neck dive issues....and only adds a few ounces to the overall weight.
     
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    bump
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    That is asking too much. :rofl:
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    BTW approx. 86 BBs to the ounce. Reckon you could get about 8 ounces in a sandwich bag.
    Pics are mandatory if you do this.
     
  11. sg jones

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    AND...I shouldn't be throwing rocks either....:smile:
     
  12. jtees4

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    No pix because I sold the guitar...but I promise it worked LOL.
     
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    Yes, a Bigsby definitely would work!!! I thought of one other thing too, most people think about moving the strap button from the heel to the horn BUT what would really work is to move the bottom strap button from the middle of the bottom of the guitar upward....meaning if you are looking at the front of the guitar you would move it to the left....so it would no longer be centered. I have been told that it works like a charm.
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and with good straplocks the back end of the strap won't pop off and drop the guitar's ass on the ground. Check 'em carefully though..................
    The solution in search of a problem continues.
     
  16. SG standard

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    Well, a B3 Bigsby did nothing for the neck dive on my Standard - but it's bound to depend on the degree of neck dive.

    Moving the rear strap button (just as you described) fixed it for me.

    Problem solved. :cheers:
     
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    I'm glad someone actually did it and now I know for sure it works, I had only heard about it. I tend to buy and sell a lot so I don't like to put new holes in a guitar if possible. But the BB thing plus a nice thick strap worked wonders for me...actually a bass strap. I currently have a Vox SDS 55, I love the guitar BUT it had unbelievable neck dive, not even playable as it was made. I did move the strap button to the heel like and SG and that worked well....why they didn't make it that way I can't understand...I mean, it was bad!
     
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    How do you like the pups on it ? Do they really go to that P90 tone ?
     
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    jtees4 said:
    I currently have a Vox SDS 55 ...

    Overall I love the guitar. It seems really well made. I kept it and sold my Faded SG Special. I still love SG's, but my faded would never stay in tune....and I even tried a few different tuners over the years. As far as the Vox pickups, when playing clean....you can really hear subtle differences in all three pickup positions on each pickup (so basically 27 different combinations). With distortion you hear less, but still some differences. Does it get real P90 sound? I'd have to say no. Does it really sound like single coils? It gets thin like a single but I wouldn't say it quite sounds like a single coil. So the pickups are very versatile, and sound really good, but I think they made a mistake calling them humbucker, P90 and Single Coil. I will also say, I love the bridge, the tuners are good, and the pickups are good....so no mods necessary IMHO....and I can't say that for too many guitars. But it is impossible to play the guitar sitting or standing due to neck dive, so it HAS to be modded in one way or another.

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    So you either don't play it, or you play it lying down ?
    Don't I see a strap button on the upper horn ? And that doesn't cure neck dive ?

    Too bad because it is a beautiful guitar. I love the bridge too, beautiful design. One thing I find particular though, is the amount of space between the pups.
     

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