#1
if i stand up playing my guitar the neck is heavier than the body so it like leans over causing me to have to keep pulling the neck up

i keep changing strap position but nothing changes it, what can i do?


the guitar is a jackson ke 3
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#2
Is it V shaped, i cba to go look for the exact model at the moment


but its a common problem with "wacky" shaped guitars like jacksons and BCrichs and of course flying Vs

I had randy rhoads style guitar and that had a lot of balancing issues, but I sold it!!!
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#3
na not flying v

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Jackson KE 3 Trans Black
Schecter C7 ATX
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#4
Quite a few guitars do that, I wouldn't say it was a major problem really...
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#7
but seriously guys come on, it just sucks really
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#8
you could find something to attach to the bottom strap button to give more weight to that side of the body. My bassist used to do that with his Thunderbird which has a major balancing issue. It worked lke a charm.
#9
Quote by Eirien
you could find something to attach to the bottom strap button to give more weight to that side of the body. My bassist used to do that with his Thunderbird which has a major balancing issue. It worked lke a charm.

+1 it worked for my rhythm guitarist too
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#10
Weld the strap button to the neck plate.
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#11
A wider, leather strap might help too. In this case, I wouldn't skimp on the strap. Nylon straps tend to be a little "slippery".

I used to own a very neck/headstock heavy Dean that always wanted to take a dive on me. Replaced the strap with a rather nice leather one (not too cheap unfortunately) and it never slid again unless I swung it around.

Levy makes some nice leather ones...

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Levy-s-Military-Webbing-2--Guitar-Strap-365919-i1130814.gc
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#12
Quote by Eirien
you could find something to attach to the bottom strap button to give more weight to that side of the body. My bassist used to do that with his Thunderbird which has a major balancing issue. It worked lke a charm.



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+1 it worked for my rhythm guitarist too


Pardon me for bumping an old thread, but what would you suggest attaching to make the body end heavier?
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#13
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thats a jackson kelly ^^


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