Awesome idea someone shared with me... Adding a self adhesive bumper to my pickguard as a thumb rest! Now I can play exactly where I want over the strings
The tone changes really dramatically. I was always stuck playing wherever my pickup was. I was able to take it off try a few positions, angles with no problem
If you look real hard its a black square right above my bridge pickup
Comes in 3 colors... costs 18c, sticks well & leaves no residue Mouser bumper
Here are a couple of options... 3M Bumper PDF (Different Options)
I opted for the SJ-5018 which is .23" high, just about the same height as the pickup. The round version SJ-5003 is an option too.
I was going to look for a more aggressive bass but I like the tone off this bumper. If I had a single bridge pickup, I'd put a bumper closer to the neck to warm up my tone.
Pretty cool... so before you go pawning your bass, give this a try & you will be surprised how much tonal variety your bass bass have