#1
Hi Guys

I recently purchased an ESP LTD Viper 50 and while it has awesome sound and is great to record with, I'm going to start gigging with it soon and have been thinking seriously about making this mod. As you can see from here

http://i.seimg.net/images/1244045/main/viper50bch.jpg

this guitar was built very foolishly with the neck strap button at the back and not on the usual body edge location (for reasons unknown). Since it is neck heavy, it causes the neck to always slide downwards away from you when standing and you have to therefore always hold it up, this also makes playing a little more difficult. I want to install a new strap button on the usual point at the corner edge of the body but I know how easy it can be cracked, so I wanted to take it to a guitar tech to get it done. Has anyone else ever tried this mod on this guitar before? Is there much risk to the guitar in attempting it?

Any advise is appreciated, thanks
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#2
Think about moving it to the center of the neck heel plate. I do this on explorers all the time and it fixes the neck dive. I wouldn't want to put it on the edge of those pointy horns. Doesn't seem like there's enough to hold on to. (Just my opinion)
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#3
One thing you could try is a strap that has a textured material on the back like suede. That alone can be enough to keep a neck heavy guitar in place.
#4
Thanks guys, I will look into both of these suggestions!
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