It's not a collectible instrument so I'm not opposed to this idea... especially since the electronic cavity is very small, to begin with... so I can't fit any weights in there...Carve a cavity in the back and make a plastic cover. Then fill the cavity with lead fishing weights. It’ll look like a control cavity but the weights add weight to the body balancing the neck dive issue.
You wouldn’t want to put them on the electronics cavity. The lead would conduct and interrupt the signal causing a short. It would have to be a separate cavity that does not interact with the electronics. Just get a chisel and hog out a cavity 3”x3” about 3/4” deep. Get some cheap pickguard material and cut it to size and make it overlap about a 1/4” on each side. Drill some holes, fill the cavity with lead, and put the pickguard in place. Wallah. If you’re feeling froggy you can carve in a recessed lip so that the pickguard sits flush. It’s not hard to do, just got to take your time and be smart about it.It's not a collectible instrument so I'm not opposed to this idea... especially since the electronic cavity is very small, to begin with... so I can't fit any weights in there...
thanks... i will try the strap also
Why not try as a quick inexpensive fix adapting the Strap to the same setup as for an acoustic. That is using a Boot lace to slide under the strings after the Nut. I am thinking that by attaching the Strap to the two body Buttons it is causing a " fulcrum " mid guitar.help!
Dear @Shreddergirl, that's a funky guitar !It's a great looking guitar but when I play it standing up the neck drags down a lot!! ... I was starting to feel a pull in the left shoulder in the front after a few hours of playing... The tuners will have to be replaced but hipshots are heavy and will make this worse... help!