#1

on the right side of the pickguard, above the pickup. i have seen these on many basses, and i was wondering what is for. mine doesn't have one.

EDIT: i used the t-bird picture because it was because its the only picture i could find with the thing on it.
#4
oh. i have always been told to not use my thumb, because "i look silly". lol
#5
question about that rest here, could u put it on the other side and use it to rest your thumb on? because i have serious trouble keeping my thumb anchored.
#6
Quote by cwl
oh. i have always been told to not use my thumb, because "i look silly". lol

Haha on the rare occasion I play bass (that WILL change) I use my thumb quite a bit. Comes of playing fingerstyle guitar.
Is that considered bad technique in the bass world?
#7
Quote by Les Paul57
question about that rest here, could u put it on the other side and use it to rest your thumb on? because i have serious trouble keeping my thumb anchored.



yes you can, but you could also rest your thumb on your pickups
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#8
Quote by sonsie
yes you can, but you could also rest your thumb on your pickups

yeah i'm tryign to do that too but i always end up resting it on the e string because it's more comforatable there so if i get a thumb rest maybe it'll stay; thanks.
#9
question about that rest here, could u put it on the other side and use it to rest your thumb on? because i have serious trouble keeping my thumb anchored

what i usually do i use my thumb to mute all the strings im not playing.
#10
Quote by Nightfyre
Haha on the rare occasion I play bass (that WILL change) I use my thumb quite a bit. Comes of playing fingerstyle guitar.
Is that considered bad technique in the bass world?


It depends, do you consider Sting a bad bassist?

Sting and Frampton's bassist John Regan use the thumb technique quite a bit.

For those who are interested, when the rest bar is above the pickups its a thumb rest; below, its called a tug bar.
#11
Quote by anarkee
It depends, do you consider Sting a bad bassist?

Sting and Frampton's bassist John Regan use the thumb technique quite a bit.

For those who are interested, when the rest bar is above the pickups its a thumb rest; below, its called a tug bar.


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#13
Quote by Deliriumbassist
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It was meant as a rhetorical question, lol.

I've never been a huge fan of the Police myself though I love Stuart Copeland and Andy Summers as musicians.

Plus after two glasses of chardonnay, he's unfortunately the first one that came to mind.
#15
Ok--

"Ben that charming British bass player and manly. handsome and studly mod also uses this technique!"

#16
Quote by anarkee
Ok--

"Ben that charming British bass player and manly. handsome and studly mod also uses this technique!"


Lol
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I went and looked at Delirium's profile pic for a reference image against what I had in mind.

Nice Swedish impression.
Thanks for your help, I didn't want to start off with a bad habit.