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kart24
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Nov 7th, 2017 06:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A few years back I bought online a product called an Axe Balancer. It was a weight designed to be used at the heel of your guitar/bass where the strap button screws on. It works great. Now I want to buy a few more for my collection.

I'm not having any luck finding them available anymore. Anyone have a source? They weren't cheap. 5 or 6 years ago they were $40 each but well worth it.

Help ! Are they till available?

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Nov 7th, 2017 06:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have not seen them offered anywhere for a few years now. They were cast from tungsten carbide and very heavy for their small size. I think they were $50 or so retail and $300 shipping, haha!

Contact customer support at Reverend Guitars and ask if they have access to back stock. Joe Naylor (he's the guy behind Reverend) is the one that brought these to market.

Reverend customer support info

kart24
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Nov 7th, 2017 07:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I paid $40 for mine. The price is not a problem. I just a few more.

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Nov 7th, 2017 11:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Are you saying you bought guitars that don't hang right on purpose?



kart24
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Nov 7th, 2017 11:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have SG's and an Eb-3. Plus I have a Telecaster parts bass that only weighs 10 lbs. ready to play.
They are all neck heavy.

Since I play a range of guitars it would be nice to have a couple setup ready to play.

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Nov 8th, 2017 02:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You may have found this already, a possible alternative in case you can't find an Axe Balancer (I couldn't either.)

make your own?

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Nov 8th, 2017 01:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi Kart
I forgot to put a smiley thing after my remark.
No offence intended.

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Nov 8th, 2017 02:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Get a Royal Crown bag fill it with an appropriate amont of pennies and tie a loop, hang it on the strap button between the strap and guitar.

Or you can find a tanned bull bag and do the same thing, might have to take a trip to Mexico to find one though. Or a set of brass ones I see hanging off the trailer hitch of pickup trucks “o)

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Nov 8th, 2017 06:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tie a large helium balloon to the headstock :o)

Add a scuba weight to the tail end of your strap.

kart24
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Nov 8th, 2017 09:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'll try the helium. Thanks Peegoo

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