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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:42 AM

Right, I was having a bit of issue with my Squier P neckdiving. It's probably a combination of the lightish body, the cheapy nylon strap I'm using, and the work shirt I'm wearing (it's my lunchtime practice time!).

Rather than go and spend 20 on a new strap to see if it would cure it, I invented a quick, cheap and effective solution. Even if it does look a bit pants.

I got hold of one of those fabric/foam mousemats that normally cost less than a quid from a supermarket, cut a 3" strip from it and cut two slots 1" from the top and bottom, big enough to slot the strap through, but far away from the edge of the strip so it doesn't tear.

Result: Slightly odd look, but no neckdive and costs peanuts. Enough left on the original mat for another too...

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:03 AM

Alternatively, tie a piece of string to your bridge strap button, then around your foot :)
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:07 AM

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:08 AM

I tied a couple of helium balloons to the headstock. Worked a treat. Mind you, helium's gone through the roof these days - the price, that is :)

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:13 AM

Actually, that's really not a bad idea. If you used a mat the same colour as your strap it probably wouldn't even be noticeable.
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:18 AM

View PostNorris, on Jul 22 2011, 12:03 PM, said:

Alternatively, tie a piece of string to your bridge strap button, then around your foot :)

Or tie a bit of string to the headstock and the other end to your left ear (or right ear if your lefthanded).
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:32 AM

If it works don't knock it. If it'd been a black strap and used a black mouse mat it's be pretty much indistinguishable while playing.
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:35 AM

Tuck your cock back and balance it on your giant bassist testicles.
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:38 AM

View PostRoss, on Jul 22 2011, 12:35 PM, said:

Tuck your cock back and balance it on your giant bassist testicles.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:10 PM

View Postfatboyslimfast, on Jul 22 2011, 10:42 AM, said:

Right, I was having a bit of issue with my Squier P neckdiving. It's probably a combination of the lightish body, the cheapy nylon strap I'm using, and the work shirt I'm wearing (it's my lunchtime practice time!).

Rather than go and spend 20 on a new strap to see if it would cure it, I invented a quick, cheap and effective solution. Even if it does look a bit pants.

I got hold of one of those fabric/foam mousemats that normally cost less than a quid from a supermarket, cut a 3" strip from it and cut two slots 1" from the top and bottom, big enough to slot the strap through, but far away from the edge of the strip so it doesn't tear.

Result: Slightly odd look, but no neckdive and costs peanuts. Enough left on the original mat for another too...

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If you want a more permanent solution then get a leather strap. It does basically the same thing. They can be bought for cheaper than 20.

Edited by EdwardHimself, 22 July 2011 - 01:24 PM.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:29 PM

Top tip!

Having been contemplating a leather strap, I shall purchase a cheapo mouse mat and devote the balance to entertainments of a 'transactional' nature.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:46 PM

View Postfatboyslimfast, on Jul 22 2011, 10:42 AM, said:

Right, I was having a bit of issue with my Squier P neckdiving. It's probably a combination of the lightish body, the cheapy nylon strap I'm using, and the work shirt I'm wearing (it's my lunchtime practice time!).

Rather than go and spend 20 on a new strap to see if it would cure it, I invented a quick, cheap and effective solution. Even if it does look a bit pants.

I got hold of one of those fabric/foam mousemats that normally cost less than a quid from a supermarket, cut a 3" strip from it and cut two slots 1" from the top and bottom, big enough to slot the strap through, but far away from the edge of the strip so it doesn't tear.

Result: Slightly odd look, but no neckdive and costs peanuts. Enough left on the original mat for another too...

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resourceful, I give you that :)

personally, I don't like straps that don't slide for a bass that neck dives: it just means my shirt goes along with it. Maybe I should wear a suit. Neoprene would work :)
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:55 PM

I just use a long 'folk guitar' strap.

I tie one end to the head stock and use the button on the body.

Works a treat.

I look a total pratt but I do anyway so what of it?

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