#1
I'm just curious to see if anybody here uses a thumbrest on their bass. One of my basses has one and I've been contemplating putting one on my new bass. What do you think?
#2
can't thumb rests be used for pizzicato style playing? I honestly don't know because I mainly play Double Bass.
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#3
I just use the pickups...
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#4
I want to stick one on my fender but that's mainly because i want it to look more vintage style. I had one on this really crappy bass i bought and it was alright but usually i just use the pickups
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I just use the pickups...


+1

although i thought it would be cool if i put one on.

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#6
I've never had one, but I'll use my low B string/pups as a rest.
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#7
i have one on the other side so i can use thumb style picking
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#8
Why do most Fenders have the thumbrest UNDER the pickup, as opposed to on top of it? What the hell is it for?
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Why do most Fenders have the thumbrest UNDER the pickup, as opposed to on top of it? What the hell is it for?


To brace your fingers against when playing with your thumb, as most bass players did when electric bass first came around.
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#11
the Bongo has a thumbrest built into the top of the pickup casing. And I do use it.
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Why do most Fenders have the thumbrest UNDER the pickup, as opposed to on top of it? What the hell is it for?



i just posted the answer right above your post lol
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#13
I see, I misunderstood thumb-style to be the same as slap and pop.
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the Bongo has a thumbrest built into the top of the pickup casing. And I do use it.



yeah, that is a nice touch on the Bongo, i have to admit.

You dont see new fenders with the rest underneath anymore - i think you can assume if you see one of those it's an old instrument!
#16
My Italia Mondial has got a thumbrest. I use it quite alot.
Big plus is that you can slide it away so if you want to play floating thumb style the rest won't get in the way.
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#19
My Epi has one, the Ibanez doesn't. On both, I tend to rest my thumb either on the pickup or the E now, though when playing certain styles (triplets, fast gallops), the thumb rest on the Epi is nice to have. It also gives it a nice "vintage look".
#20
Im just using the pickups, or rarely the E string.
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#21
Again, I use the pick ups. Much easier than getting a thumb rest on, and I don't really like the look of them. But it's just me, I've never tried one so God knows I could in the future and swear by them.
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#23
I usually use the pickup but I think it'd be cool to have a thumbrest. I'm just not motivated enough to buy one and attach it.
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#24
When I built my Warmoth Jazz Bass, I thought about it, but seeing as I'm more a guitar player than a bass player and I use a pick, I didn't see the need for it. Do what you gotta do, I guess.