Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 5:44 am: |
Hi there. I just bought an used lefthand MK standard. It sounds amazing but I can not balance it. What do I do wrong?
Post Number: 1445
|Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 6:31 am: |
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.
Post Number: 277
|Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 9:11 pm: |
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."
Post Number: 150
|Posted on Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 5:47 pm: |
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!
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 5:23 am: |
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.
Post Number: 14
|Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 10:08 am: |
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.
Post Number: 30
|Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 11:35 pm: |
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.