#1
Should I purchase one of these. I have heard mixed reviews about em. I want to put it on my GSR100 Bass.
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#2
its something that doesnt affect your overall sound at all... if you feel well playing with one, why shouldnt you go for it?...
#3
Well actually I think it would affect you're overall sound Desolation because if you're playing in a different way than before your tone wil change due to plucking higher or lower than you previously were.

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#4
yeh jonno is right it would change the way you attack the strings which will in turn change the sound
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#5
Yea but is it comfortable to play with one and can how would you go about attaching it to the Bass itself.
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#6
Yes, even the smallest angle will result in a slight change in tone. This is very important as a bassist, as you need to get the perfect tone.

I say go for the thumbrest if you want to have more opportunity to shape your tone.
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#7
Unless you already rest your thumb on the body, it's going to change the way you play. As for how to attach them, they're usually screwed in but I've heard of some that stick to the body.
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Yes, even the smallest angle will result in a slight change in tone. This is very important as a bassist, as you need to get the perfect tone.

I say go for the thumbrest if you want to have more opportunity to shape your tone.



+1, And if you are finding it more comfortable get it.
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#9
yes, i know it will change the position, and there for the place on the bass where you pluck the strings, but you can obviously still play in other spots on the bass if you have it, i meant, it doesnt change the natural tonality of the instrument...
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yes, i know it will change the position, and there for the place on the bass where you pluck the strings, but you can also play in other spots on the bass if you have it, i meant, it doesnt change the natural tonality of the instrument...

Yes, i agree with that.

I don't think buying and installing a thumb rest would effect your playing much, but if you're happy to get one it may be more comfortable for you to use.
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#11
you should be sure you want one before you buy it though, cose you could get it and afterwards find it gets in the way of your playing...
#12
My silvertone has a thumbrest and I rarely use it. They can be hard to get in to if you have never used one before just because you feel more comfortable resting your hand on whatever you rested it on prior to buying it.

But its worth a try, there cheap.
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Unless you already rest your thumb on the body, it's going to change the way you play. As for how to attach them, they're usually screwed in but I've heard of some that stick to the body.



thumbrests are for fingers while playing with your thumb
#15
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thumbrests are for fingers while playing with your thumb



Yeah that's why it's above the strings.
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#16
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thumbrests are for fingers while playing with your thumb


You're talking about thumbrests that are on the bottom. He's talking about thumbrests above the strings.

As for resting on the pickups, my guess is that he prefers to play in an area where there isn't a pickup therefore it would be preferable to have a thumbrest. Just like how some people prefer to play more towards the bridge while others more towards the neck.
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#17
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you should be sure you want one before you buy it though, cose you could get it and afterwards find it gets in the way of your playing...


Not really. I have two basses, one with a thumb rest and the other without.

It will change your playing angle to use one, but if you have one and don't use it, using the pups or float to the E string instead, its not going to get in your way.

Some people like them for the retro look, once I mod my bass, mines going away permanently. I find using one limiting and tend to not use it at all. But its all personal preference.
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I looked in every shop in Denmark street at tottenam court road and not one of the 10 shops i went in had one!
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You're talking about thumbrests that are on the bottom. He's talking about thumbrests above the strings.

"Thumbrests that are on the bottom" are called grab bars.
#20
If your thumbrest doesn't come with a center screw, try to drill a center hole yourself. Then you can experiment with different angles before attaching it.
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