Anyone Ever Try This?

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  1. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I find headstock-adjust necks to be a little more prone to neck dive. Heel adjust balance that weight in the center of gravity better.
     
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    This already IS a heel adjusted Warmoth neck....NO headstock truss rod adjustment.....sorry.
     
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  3. El Tele Lobo

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    Oh, truuuuue...

    Still, my statement was something of a non-sequitur. Not necessarily a presumption of your truss rod type...as I couldn't see it in the pictures, as I recall.

    By the way, I like your idea. I've also heard moving the strap button to the back of the neck plate (I think I heard someone makes a plate with one built in) can also shift the center of gravity for a neck-heavy guitar. Never tried it myself though.
     
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    With some shiny, attractive ribbon, attach some helium balloons to the headstock. Keep adding them until balance is reached. Festive and effective!
     
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  5. galaxiex

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    What tuners do you have on there?

    I have a Warmoth Tele with light weight swamp ash chambered body, and it had bad neck dive until I removed the heavy locking tuners.

    Put on some normal vintage type tuners that are half the weight of the locking tuners.

    No more neck dive... :)
     
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    Lightweight bodies are nice... but only to a point!

    Can you go with lightweight vintage tuners?

    Duct-tape some heavy lead weights near the tailpiece? ;)
     
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    Put 3 Bigsby vibes on it, I will applaud you! :)
     
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    Run your strap thru a belt loop in your pants - it'll cure the neck dive but you'll look hilarious when you forget and try to lift the guitar and strap over your head to put it on the stand while it's still hooked to your pants.:lol: ask me how I know
     
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    I don't know what tuners you are using now, but the Fender / Ping vintage style is what is on the Baja neck and my tele doesn't dive despite weighing 7.5 lbs. Lighten the headstock might be all that you need.
     
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    You just invented the Stratocaster.
     
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    Big coily guitar cable hanging to the floor through the back of your strap: it should at least counteract part of the neck dive.

    I had a little pine bodied guitar that was very light weight and very unbalanced: the neck dive was far worse when strapping the guitar without plugging in.
     
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    This reminds me of the old Eveready battery commercials from the '70s, where Robert Conrad dares you to knock it off his shoulder.

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    I'd try lead tape, or even taping a small weight to the strap at the back before doing what you did, just my opinion.
     
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    What could possibly go wrong? :eek:
     
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    Move the strap button to the top left (as you stand) screw hole (there I said it, screw not bolt) on the neck plate.
    You will need a slightly longer screw (said it again).
    It will change the centre of gravity.
    I've just tried it with my Jazzmaster (first gtr to hand). It works!
     
  18. nojazzhere

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    Great idea!....plus, if I have trouble hitting the high vocal harmonies, I can just take a hit of Helium! ;)
    To all who've suggested lightweight tuners.....great idea, except these are Wilkinson split shaft vintage Kluson-style tuners. About as light as you can get, unless I tried some old Grover Sta-Tites with open gears.
    BTW....to those suggesting moving down to a neck plate screw....that actually moves the strap button further BACK, thus making neck dive more pronounced. Thanks anyway.
     
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    Maybe invent an upper strat horn prosthetic? Could be a big (small) money maker.
     
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  20. Torz Johnson

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    My suggestion is to play with your left hand on the neck. Use your right hand if you're a lefty. Use this hand to fret notes and apply chord shapes. You'll find that by playing with the neck in your hand, you're actually holding it in place. ;)
     
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