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Thumbrest for Godin Acoustibass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by codymulcahy, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. codymulcahy

    codymulcahy

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    I recently came across one of these at my local pawn shop, but it's missing the thumbrest. Does anyone know anyone that would carry the part or where I could order online? Thanks!
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    3234718 Supporting Member

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    You could use any thumbrest and double sided tape.
  3. codymulcahy

    codymulcahy

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    Well, it's much larger than all the ones I've come across and covers most of the area, which I would prefer to stick with. Here is a link so you can see what it looks like... http://www.ninestonering.com/craig/godinab/ab-bodyfront.jpg
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    Oooh. That I don't know. I'm sure someone more knowledgable will chime in with the correct answer. I'd like one of those to put on my acoustic so I'm subscribing.
  5. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    There is a guy who makes custom thumbrests I course I can't remember his name but I would imagine one could be made to match the original one I'm curious about those basses does it sound good?
  6. lz4005

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    If the bass is older than about 5 years or so it wouldn't have come from the factory with a thumb rest.

    Since it's a full acoustic top you can't screw a thumb rest into it like you would with a solid body. I added one to mine that's just a piece of wood held on with tape. Works well, but I have to re-tape it once a year or so.

    As for how they sound, mine's an older non-midi fretless 4 and it sounds great. I have light flats on it and with a combination of onboard EQ and right hand postition it can go from Jaco-ish to sounding like an upright. It's a great bass. One of my favorites, for jazz and acoustic music.

    The only minor down-side is that it has very high output. If you don't have an input pad on your amp you'd have to run the bass at under 50% volume.

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