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Gibson SG bass, neck heavy?

9fingers

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I like the looks & pickup & control configuration of the Gibson SG basses. (The "modern ones"). It looks like they might be neck heavy though. Any experience with that?
Thanks.
 

VeloDog

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I have one. They have mild neck dive. Noticeable with a nylon strap; not noticeable with a 3" leather strap.
 

NashSG

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I've been playing a Gibson SG bass for a little over a year, haven't noticed any neck dive at all. Strapped on, it feels more like playing a guitar than a bass. I got one as a lark as I had one as a kid and broke it. I started playing the new one and haven't gone back to the Jazz bass other than recording for over a year playing with the band.
 

sunburst79

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Very mild neck dive. I have none with a standard padded 2 1/2 Levys strap. Mines very light. Resonant. They are great basses. The new ones are coming with Baked Maple fingerboards.
 

vandi

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agreed there is mild neck dive. toured the lower 48 with one a few years ago. not a fan of this particular bass. the bridge is terrible IMO.
 

krall

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The last one I had didn't dive..Or maybe slightly, but nothing that I noticed with a wide leather strap.

They're fun to play!
 






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