#1
I was recently at a gig, and I noticed a metal bar over the bridge pick-up, and over the strings, of the bassist of a band. I didn't get a chance to ask him about it, so I decided to investigate about it here. I had no idea what to search for, so if you could help as to what it is, and what it's for, that'd be great.
#2
did it look like this?



It's a pickup cover. Some older fender basses have it. It's supposed to eliminate string rattle or protect the pickups or something. Rickenbakers have them too.
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#3
Rickenbacker basses always have those.

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#4
Marcus Miller Jazz Basses also have them. There supposedly said to increase sustain
#5
He probably had pickup covers on his bass. They put them on there thinking it would help with something about the pickups with the strings or something. All in all though, it's just for looks and doesn't really effect anything.
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#6
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Marcus Miller Jazz Basses also have them. There supposedly said to increase sustain


they are for a retro look, 'cause the old Fenders had them. they look cool, but really get in the way. the players back then, quickly took them off. the bridge cover is called the "ashtray", because thats what they used it for, lol. on a Rickenbacker, thats a horseshoe pick-up, different "old school" technology.



good looking bass!
Last edited by 83lespaulstudio at Jul 17, 2007,