As much as I love the Hofner, the neck dive is tragic. I mean seriously, I have to fight to keep the neck where I want it, which creates an additional challenge to playing
Anybody experiencing neck dive with any of your basses?
On a whim (and as an experiment) I ordered this scuba diver 1.2 lbs lead weight and attached it to the body end of the strap as a ballast (see attached photo).
Voila! it works like a charm (no more neck dive), and the weight is barely even visibly noticeable. Okay, it adds 1.2 lbs. to the total weight of the bass, but it’s better than fighting neck dive.