Heads Up Strap: Finally a Simple Solution Against Heavy Necks Guitars!

Sometimes you find about a product  at random as I did with this one while I was watching for content to update my other blog G.A.S. a GoGo. Every guitarist or bassist had the problem once! Which problem? The guitar neck dive, and most of the time the neck doesn’t dive because it is to heavy but the body weight is too light. OK  I admit that this is more or less the same but looking for a problem backward sometimes favor a counter intuitive solution. Anyway, the weight difference is always translated by the neck diving which makes the playing position less comfortable.

The Heads Up Strap product is a strap, as the name suggest it, that is designed to fix this neck dive issue by lifting up the guitar neck! The solution is simple but very clever: the strap as a pocket next to its back end i.e. at the back of the guitar body. Then all you’ll have to do is to add meta weights to balance the guitar, and the stop the neck from diving. Heads up!

This is a clever, and simple solution as I like. The kind of product that reminds us that despite the high tech era we live in, sometimes the best solutions are totally mechanical! Now I don’t if it is as efficient as it is said but to be honest I can’t think of a reason why it shouldn’t work well.

If you want to know more, just check headsupstrap.com. Notice that the heads up strap price costs as much as a good guitar strap ($49,99) , and the offer a 60 days trial in case the strap doesn’t suit you!

About Sem

I am the founder of Muzicosphere (that also exists in a French version). In 2011, I also created Guitar Fail, the Guitar LOL place to be. And before that I created GAS a GoGo, a gear giveaways blog in French.

5 comments

  1. rassurez vous même merdier pour la epiphone thunderbird pro 5 cordes ! ou comment par une faute d’innatention pker la pauvre tête de la guitare.par ailleurs au lieu de rajouter du poids,pourquoi ne pas faire un truc qui déplace le fix au plus près du manche ou demander à un magasin de musique ?

  2. Selon moi le pb vient de la position de l’encrage supérieur de la sangle. Tant qu’il se situe vers la douzième case comme la plupart des Yamaha, Ibanez ou fender strato la guitare est à peu prés équilibrée mais pour des formes de corps comme la SG, la roxane de Lag et bien d’autres le contrepoids sur la sangle est une solution qui fonctionne, j’ai testé sur ma roxane 500. En plus l’inconvénient du poids supplémentaire est en partie compensé par le fait qu’il est dans le dos (tous le poids en ventral, pas bon)
    Une autre solution serait peut être de poser une sangle qui va chercher le sillet de tête comme sur certaines accoustiques mais ç’est esthétiquement beaucoup moins rock.

  3. I really dig this strap but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Any suggestions on where to buy one? Thanks.

  4. I cant find the heads up guitar strap, the web site listed above headsupstrap.com. is not good, please help me

  5. It unfortunately seems that they’re out of business 🙁

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