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Old 2005-12-28, 06:25
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Neck Diving

my mockingbird loves to neck dive and i want to stop this, i'm sick of holding the end down with my forearm to keep the head up. and yes it has a leather strap any suggestions?
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Old 2005-12-28, 10:36
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Basically you cant stop neck dive, some basses have that, you just have to deal with it, your shoulders will get used to it having that weight after a while and it shouldnt be a problem..

The only suggestion i can make is heighten the strap, should be less strain on you.
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Old 2005-12-29, 03:07
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its not a problem for my shoulders, its more of a problem for my arms because i either have to hold the neck up while tryiny to fret or hold the back end down while tring to pluck/slap, alot harder to slap, can't use a pick my at all, not that i care to much, it seems that just using my fingers is the only option, please if you can tell me how to transfer this holding up of the bass from my arms to my shoulders i'd be greatful
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Old 2005-12-29, 09:01
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Well again, heightening the strap should mean you dont have to hold it up, its already there and your arms can just move into place, its easier for slap, easier for fingerstyle.. and even.... picking if you wish too.
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Old 2005-12-29, 16:11
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ok i'll see how that goes, thanks anyway
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Old 2005-12-29, 19:52
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my suggestion is get a new bass if you cannot stop it. As a matter of fact, considering you have a bc rich, get a new bass no matter what
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Old 2005-12-30, 01:00
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Just move the strap holder to where i've shown it in the pic. I did it with my Thunderbird and now it's really good.
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Old 2005-12-30, 03:24
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hey cw4119, i like my mockingbird, you don't have to like BC Rich. its called an opinion, although everyone has one but you don't have to express it, more so when it has nothing to do with the topic, so all in all, shut the fuck up, say something that will help or go away

now that i've got that out of the way, burning from within, in that pic it looks like a mocking bird, has that stopped the neck diving? also its a platnium so there is the metal plate there, what should i do, put it some where near by, but where? above? below? to the side?

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Old 2005-12-30, 08:32
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Moving the strap holder, to where 'burning from within' has shown and circled on the pic..
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Old 2005-12-30, 17:00
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hey cw4119, i like my mockingbird, you don't have to like BC Rich. its called an opinion, although everyone has one but you don't have to express it, more so when it has nothing to do with the topic, so all in all, shut the fuck up, say something that will help or go away


heh relax dude i was joking. good luck with solving the problem though, tattered said everything i would have suggested
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Old 2005-12-31, 02:29
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oh ok, sorry cw4119
and again, as i must not have explained properly, where burning from within has circeled on his bass there is a metal plate on my bass, here is a pic to show you what i mean
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Old 2005-12-31, 11:09
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I guess thats the difference between the bolt-on version and the neck-thru, did you heighten the strap? how did that go?
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Old 2005-12-31, 21:24
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height of the strap seems to have no effect on on neck diving what if i were to put the strap button on where one of the screws for the metal plate, would that work? and which screw should it be on?

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Old 2006-01-02, 00:16
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IME, using a wider strap seems to help, I guess due to the increased surface area in contact with you. But +1 again for heightening the strap.
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Old 2006-01-02, 04:12
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drill a hole the same size as the screw and just move it to on top of where the metal plate is
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Old 2006-01-02, 08:16
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i'd rather not drill what if i were to put it where the top left or right(in the pic) screw on the metal plate. i'm pretty sure the screws are the same size so the strap button should fit, would this still work? it would save me having to drill into the wood which would save alot of time and money cause i know i won't do it, it'll end up very very bad
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Old 2006-01-03, 10:52
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Man u dont understand anything do you? we're saying drill into the body not on top of the metal plate. Where the neck joins the body
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Old 2006-01-03, 10:57
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Just put the strap button screw where one of the neck screws are supposed to be! It works!
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Old 2006-01-03, 11:05
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Fuck it ill draw a diagram
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Old 2006-01-03, 11:18
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heres the pic (hopefully i uploaded it correctly )
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