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About to install bridge and neck pickup covers, but previous owner ****ed it up.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by benlauziere, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. benlauziere

    benlauziere

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    Hello guys,

    I'm a bit disapointed by my buy... I bought a American Standard Precision Bass 1996 about 1 year and a half. Very happy with it but... the previous owner installed a bridge jazz pickup but so close to the bridge it's almost on it !!! It didn't bother me until I wanted to install a bridge cover... let me show you the problem

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    the screws are sticked to the bridge... :( The problem is that it will not fit cauz the pickup is 84 mm wide...
    So I was wondering if a jazz bass bridge cover would be cool with a p bass neck cover ? Any advices ?
  2. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

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    I'd take that J pickup out of there, then add your P-bass cover. If the hole bothers you, cover it with a piece of foam (like a faux mute).

    That pickup can't be anything but high end noise being that close to the bridge. To me it would be useless. Get rid of it.
  3. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

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    Use a jazz bass bridge cover. Problem solved
  4. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Don't put a J cover on a P. I'm pretty sure it's written somewhere in the TB bylaws.
  5. benlauziere

    benlauziere

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    That's what I thought first. But I was wondering, if I just let the hole there, won't the humidity enter in it and scrap the wood ?
  6. PBnJBassist

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    A good handful of people have done it. I've done it also and it looks quite good - especially with a genuine Fender J-cover just for the "F" on it. Did it on an old refinished 50s Classic and I got nothing but compliments on how pretty she looked. :D Granted... it limits where you can play almost too much.

    [​IMG]
  7. Immigrant

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    :p

    Right under the decal addendum.

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