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Does anyone know if it has any negative impact on the neck by using the Hercules style wall hangers? Read mixed things on the net, some say none whatsoever as the strings are higher tension than a bracket holding it by the headstock. Others say can definitely cause warping. All my basses are hung this way, I have a couple with fret buzzes but I'm assuming this is just climate change and others still play perfectly. Can anyone give any accurate information on this?

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Accurate information may be a bit of a push! I doubt anyone has done proper scientifically controlled experiments. What you can get freely is a lot of conjecture, opinion, cod engineering statements put across as fact etc, etc.

My opinion is that the weight of your average bass is not enough to damage a well made neck or headstock. If your bass is inordinately heavy, or your neck or headstock is badly designed or made (no names) then you may be pushing the boundaries a bit more.
I hang my Fender with no concerns at all. YMMV.

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I think the need for a truss rod tweak twice a year is more likely to be from seasonal changes rather than climate change. Also the offical line from the White House is now that climate change does not exist :rolleyes:

Over 10 years of using wall hangers doesn't seem to have caused any warping on the necks of any of my basses & guitars.

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My s.g. which has had a headstock repair has been on a wall hanger for about 15 years with no adverse effects at all. I think they are pretty safe.

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It's messing with my head a little as a one of my basses has developed a buzz up around the 17th fret. Thanks for the clarification guys I appreciate it :)

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I've got 4 of the Hercules ones that grab the neck, been using them for years. One's even got my EUB on at the mo!

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[quote name='Vinny' timestamp='1485106516' post='3221153']
I've got 4 of the Hercules ones that grab the neck, been using them for years. One's even got my EUB on at the mo!
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These are the ones I own Vinny, somebody told me that it's a lot of strain on the neck but the help on here has put my mind at rest.

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I use Hercules floor grab stands without any issues. Hard to see how it would affect the neck given the tens of kilos of string tension already on the neck 😉

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I use these , http://www.woodieshanger.com/product-category/hangers/ , there Ace , easy to take off and on invisible and they provide no tension on the necks , as the guitars are being held by their strap buttons , IE what we use to hold the damn thing on us when playing anyway.

http://www.woodieshanger.com/product-category/hangers/

Mine are here , https://goo.gl/photos/g8QeFv2Hp3wVqfdg8

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[quote name='synthaside' timestamp='1487765002' post='3242527']
I use these , http://www.woodieshanger.com/product-category/hangers/ , there Ace , easy to take off and on invisible and they provide no tension on the necks , as the guitars are being held by their strap buttons , IE what we use to hold the damn thing on us when playing anyway.

http://www.woodieshanger.com/product-category/hangers/

Mine are here , https://goo.gl/photos/g8QeFv2Hp3wVqfdg8
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They do look good ! Nice and minimal

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The only bass I hang from the wall is my acoustic bass guitar. Never had problems it sometimes needs retuning but as yet has had no adverse affects.
The two main guitar shops near me PMT and Guitar Guitar hang most of their guitars and basses on the wall from hangers from the cheap to the boutique and collectables and I guess if there were structural problems with the instruments from doing that they would be the first to change their practice to avoid after sales issues with customers.

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Sorry to revive an old thread, but it's probably better than starting another one! After a serious attempt to cut down on the amount of basses I have, my collection has grown from 5 at the turn of the year to 8 (4 in, one out). My usual method of storing them is in hard cases stacked up wherever I find room, but that is becoming impractical. So, I am considering wall hangers and empty cases in the loft with a maybe two cases left downstairs for gigs.

My question is which wall hangers are preferred? I see Hercules mentioned a lot, and do have a two bass Hercules stand but lost faith in it when it fell over at a gig and tipped my jazz bass into the drum kit!

My basses are a mixture of Fenders, Thunderbirds, Casady semi-acoustic and an EB4 due to arrive today.

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I use these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/222397374035?chn=ps&dispItem=1&adgroupid=46343423714&rlsatarget=pla-324946495379&abcId=1128926&adtype=pla&merchantid=9413144&poi=&googleloc=1006886&device=c&campaignid=856845593&crdt=0

I can easily afford to use the high-end self-locking Hercules type instead but I can't see the point. No 4Kg instrument is going to seriously challenge an all-metal wall hanger, and I've used these cheapies for years without a problem.

It has nothing to do with the value of these basses. The cheapest bass I have hanging right now cost me £185; the most expensive cost me over £4000. They both hang just fine.

More concerning is that the hanger part is invariably covered with a neoprene sleeve. You should be aware that long-term contact with neoprene will gradually damage a nitrocellulose finish.

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Thanks for that link, those look just fine. Good point about the neoprene/cellulose issue though, two of my basses are cellulose finish. I could probably avoid the problem with a small sleeve of cloth over the rubber.

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Just been trying to work out how to space the hangers (when I get them!) by laying out all of my basses (except a Thunderbird which is currently with a local guitar tech).

I think I can fit 8 on the wall I have available, which happens to match the number of basses I have!

I will have to use two rows, 2 feet apart with the hangers spaced at 20-21" intervals.

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