Found another solution for neck dive (no modification)

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  1. Nizo

    Nizo New Member

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    Hi,
    So I noticed that when the neck goes down, the other side of the SG would go up and so would the strap. The right side of the strap that doesn't touch my body goes horizontal, instead of staying diagonal, pointing down. If I could hold it down, the problem would at least be reduced.

    So, here's what I did (Imgur gallery because the forum doesn't allow this much pictures)

    I still have to support it with my right arm a little bit, but the neck only goes horizontally, not lower anymore.
     
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    I gotta quit these guitar fora.
     
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    It seems as if this forum has had it with neck dive discussions...

    *grins

    And as long as we have our archives, the aulde threads can be resurrected
    for our collective salvation.

    Me, I try to remain good natured about it all, having solved my neck dive
    problems of the past. I have five guitars with me on my new journey, and
    they all balance perfectly.

    Every guitar I've bought seems to balance just fine. I wouldn't buy them if they
    didn't. ETSG wisdom states:

    Play it before you buy it

    That's how you know.
    The two guitars I've owned that were headstock heavy were both
    made that way by me... when I replaced their tuners with heavy grovers that I
    wrongly thought were an improvement.

    And the solution to the neck dive was to get rid of the heavy grovers, and install
    tuners that weighed less and worked just as well or better.

    Seems pretty simple, so I try to remain good natured, and I try not to act smug.
    When my guitars were head heavy, I found that very annoying.
    So I'm glad to own guitars that balance. I can concentrate on the music.

    If it does no harm, do as you will.
     
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    Also, lets you have additional 'Balls' when you're playing.

    I'd say this allows you to 'play with balls' but most here don't even need a guitar to do that so.. ya..
     
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    What you've come up with looks awfully dangerous. Possibly use a suede strap, the friction of the strap will not allow the guitar to move about.

    PSA - do not buy neck heavy guitars, there are plenty of balanced guitars out there, you do not have to settle.
     
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    I have owned many SG's over the years, when I finally got my 2011 that weighed a little over 7 pounds I finally realized that the easiest way to avoid neck dive is to get a 7+ pound SG....no neck dive whatsoever, and no mods needed in any way. Having said that, I still like all sg's including older lighter weight sg's.
     
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    Tone-wise, do you think that it's better to replace the traditional brass balls with steel/tungsten ones?
     
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    I thought that was very funny but after reading the thread I'm not so sure, I mean, it IS a joke, right?!
     
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    Well the Tungsten Balls are really tough to 'beat' but Brass Balls have been around for years & people still talk about the power they give the user!
     
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    When I was a teen in the 70's....we used to give out a Brass Balls Award every year...to whomever of us did something that took balls or was crazy enough to qualify. I won a couple of times, but was not the craziest.
     
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    You know you're old when you have to worry about stepping on them, getting out of bed.
     
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