#1
I'm just wondering of any ideas you have of making my SG's headstock not hit the floor the moment i let go of my neck :/
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#3
you could carve out the headstock, i thought of doing that even though it would look terrible, or attatch something to the body somehow.
#4
Get a thick, heavy, good strap. 'Nuff said.

Short of lining the control cavities with lead, or some serious material removal at the headstock, the aforementioned guitar upholding device is your best bet dude.
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maybe add some weight


No, really?

Not to be a dick but it's best if your help is at least somewhat helpful...
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I was thinking add some weight, its just the only place i can think is the control cavity and i dont wanna stuff something in there :/
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#9
I have this (the bomber) strap on my guitar.
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Go set yourself up with 3 inches thick of genuine leather, and tell me how that goes.

(Here's a hint: it will go very well.)
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^ This. It worked wonders on my friend's SG knockoff.

Btw, you can really see the asymmetry of the SG in that pic.
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#14
Yeah for the longest time I thought they were symmetrical... then I bought one .
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add a small sandbag onto the strap at the end
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Yeah for the longest time I thought they were symmetrical... then I bought one .


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#17
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I was thinking add some weight, its just the only place i can think is the control cavity and i dont wanna stuff something in there :/

i've heard of people wrapping up lead fishing weights and tucking them in there.
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i've heard of people wrapping up lead fishing weights and tucking them in there.


The average river weight is 2 - 5 ounces... not really enough to make a big difference in balance.
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You could get some weights, or a big heavy strap, or...

put a Bigsby on it. That will add some weight, and it looks way cooler than having fishing weights hanging off of your strap. Plus, it adds to the guitar playability wise.
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#20
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The average river weight is 2 - 5 ounces... not really enough to make a big difference in balance.

...and yet you mentioned removing material at the headstock? I hope you (and the other people) were joking about that one.
#21

Originally posted by blindsagacity
^ This. It worked wonders on my friend's SG knockoff.

Btw, you can really see the asymmetry of the SG in that pic.

Lefty SG's always seem to have longer top horn.Seriously I looked at mine in a mirror and sure enough the top horn looks bigger.I wish all righties looked the same aswell.

As for neck heaviness,I already had a thick leather strap and straplocks and they greatly helped,but I also moved the strap button onto the horn.Now I can let go of it and it stays still.But even before I moved the strap button I had pretty much gotten used to it,so it wasn't that big a deal.Adding a bigsby would also help.
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#22
I like the Bigsby idea, and I'll definately get a leather strap, but do you think a stetsbar would weigh it down as much as a Bigsby or not enough?
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#23
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You could get some weights, or a big heavy strap, or...

put a Bigsby on it. That will add some weight, and it looks way cooler than having fishing weights hanging off of your strap. Plus, it adds to the guitar playability wise.


Bigbsy is a good idea, lateral thinking right there!
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...and yet you mentioned removing material at the headstock? I hope you (and the other people) were joking about that one.


Yeah, cause I was totally being serious .

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Get a thick, heavy, good strap. 'Nuff said.

Short of lining the control cavities with lead, or some serious material removal at the headstock, the aforementioned guitar upholding device is your best bet dude.


Someone really needs to find an effective method of conveying sarcasm over the internet...
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Yeah, cause I was totally being serious .


Someone really needs to find an effective method of conveying sarcasm over the internet...

Yeah, I guess someone should get on that, because those two ideas were far from the most ludicrous ones I've read on here, including the serious ones.
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I like the Bigsby idea, and I'll definately get a leather strap, but do you think a stetsbar would weigh it down as much as a Bigsby or not enough?

Stetsbar would weigh it down more than a Bigsby, plus they seem pretty cool. I say go for it, if you've got $225 to spend.
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#28
You culd potentially(if you realllly wanted) route out an area in the back and put some lead shot in there and pack styrofome or paper around it to keep it from moving.
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I think you meant mass, not weight.



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#31
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Stetsbar would weigh it down more than a Bigsby, plus they seem pretty cool. I say go for it, if you've got $225 to spend.


stetsbar or a bigsby wont do a lick of damage to the laws of physics. it'll still suffer from neckdive because you have one mass of weight further away from the the pivot point.

the problem isnt neck dive, it's strap slide. if the strap doesnt slide on your shoulder (like those cheapo nylon/polyester one tend to do) the neck wont dive. simple as that. basically the answer is grip/friction.
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#33
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Move the lower strap button closer to the top of the guitar.



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#34
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the problem isnt neck dive, it's strap slide. if the strap doesnt slide on your shoulder (like those cheapo nylon/polyester one tend to do) the neck wont dive. simple as that. basically the answer is grip/friction.


if the strap doesn't slide on your shoulder, it will take your shirt with it, which doesn't stop the diving.
#35
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if the strap doesn't slide on your shoulder, it will take your shirt with it, which doesn't stop the diving.

If it takes the shirt with it, your clothes are too big for you.
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#36
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If it takes the shirt with it, your clothes are too big for you.


well, actually not. but my SG(G400) dives down every time, I have a leather strap and my clothes are not too big
I did'nt mean to say that my shirt comes down to the ground, but a little bit and then the guitar continues to slide down
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#38
Quote by noisefarmer
stetsbar or a bigsby wont do a lick of damage to the laws of physics. it'll still suffer from neckdive because you have one mass of weight further away from the the pivot point.

the problem isnt neck dive, it's strap slide. if the strap doesnt slide on your shoulder (like those cheapo nylon/polyester one tend to do) the neck wont dive. simple as that. basically the answer is grip/friction.

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#39
Ok I actually own an SG-400 and let me tell you a thick strap doesnt help a lick. What you need to do it move the strap pin to the horn. thats the only way i see it solving the neck dive problem. Also, the epiphone sg's are notorious for this problem and as far as I know the real Gibsons are not nearly as bad. Its the cheaper wood they use
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#40
I found that using a thick leather strap always did the trick. Also, looks cool as hell.
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