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Username: ladyboy

Post Number: 1
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 5:44 am:   Edit Post

Hi there. I just bought an used lefthand MK standard. It sounds amazing but I can not balance it. What do I do wrong?
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 1445
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 6:31 am:   Edit Post

Hi Oivind, welcome and congrats. Many of the members here who have long scale basses with standard point bodies just use a wide strap to keep the neck from diving. Perhaps if some of the guys see this thread they will make some recommendations.
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Username: kungfusheriff

Post Number: 277
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 9:11 pm:   Edit Post

Yes, a wide suede-bottomed strap will solve most of your problems. A member here who plays Small Standards pretty much exclusively (a design noted for its' diving neck) has a technique of applying downward pressure from his plucking-hand forearm to the body's upper bout. I've found this to be pretty effective in controlling dive and non-intrusive to my "technique."
Intermediate Member
Username: jlpicard

Post Number: 150
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 5:47 pm:   Edit Post

Oivind, Great to have another Lefty in the Club!I think I am turning into the unofficial Lefty greeter. The first thing you need to know is "Please post pictures". There,I said it first!
Username: ladyboy

Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 5:23 am:   Edit Post

Hi again

Thanks for all the help. I found out that if I wear the bass like Mark King (under the armpit) it almost balances. I forgot to mention! The bass has a Omega cut. I will post pictures as soon as possible.
Username: southpaw

Post Number: 14
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post

Welcome and greetings from a fellow lefty! We have a good number of us in the club now.
A lefty Mark King? Wow, I wish I had found that!
Like Mike said, Pictures please! I too owe pictures of my Orion, a good project for this weekend. Welcome Ladyboy.
Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 30
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 11:35 pm:   Edit Post

Greetings and welcome ladyboy,
This has to be the best posting board for bass tech and talk.I'm looking forward to seeing some pics. I love the look of the Omega cut...congrats
on your new baby.

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