#1


When I first got my bass, I thought that this was pretty normal. I never really actually took at other ones, I was more concerned with guitars and stuff.

I figured that the sole purpose is some sort of thumb placement thing, but how come no other bass I've looked at has it?

The Bass itself is a Silvertone Revolver Bass
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#2
I've seen that before on other silvertones, never on any other brand of bass.
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#4
My parents bought it new last year, it was a birthday present so I am assuming around February 2006
-Roy

My Gear
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Stratocaster
Washburn Lyon (LCT24)
Silvertone Revolver Bass
Ibanez IJV50 Acoustic
Fender CD160E-12
Guild Starfire IV
Some cruddy classical that my parents bought off ebay for like 40 bucks.
#5
It's called a thumb rest. It's pretty self explanatory really, but if you want more info just search for it.
#6
Yep, just your average thumb rest. Some vintage fenders have them, too.
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#7
Why did they stop putting them on current basses?
-Roy

My Gear
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Stratocaster
Washburn Lyon (LCT24)
Silvertone Revolver Bass
Ibanez IJV50 Acoustic
Fender CD160E-12
Guild Starfire IV
Some cruddy classical that my parents bought off ebay for like 40 bucks.
#8
Most vintage fenders have them, i bought an old bass for a tenner and it came with one, i just find it annoying though
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#10
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On alot of Fenders I have seen it on the bottom.... ???-


That is where you put your fingers. See...way back when people plucked with their thumb.
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#11
I have an older Norma semi-hollow bass that has a thumb rest on top and a finger rest down below. I find I don't use the bottom one since that technique is somewhat outdated, especially in the music I play/listen to. However I still use the top one quite a bit. I find it quite nice. But that doesn't mean I'm going to install one on all of my basses. Basically, if it's there, that's cool, if not, that's fine too.
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#12
My older Epi Accutune bass has one and yes, its a thumb rest. Its an option that some like, some don't. Personally, after playing a bass without one, I tend not to rest the thumb there now, but on the pickup.

Its a personal choice--some bassists actually install thumb rests on basses that are without.
#14
First of all, **** yeah.

It confused me at first too, and I figured I'd be screwed if I ever bought another bass since I got so used to it. Then I realized that you can buy them for like a buck or something then just install it however you wish. =D
#15
A thumb rest is useful when you have a playing area preference and you want to anchor but you can't when you play on the low string. Also useful when you'd rather play at the bridge and you have no bridge pickup.
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