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Vintage P Bass. Covers in Chrome. Bothers?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lopesraphael, Dec 17, 2013.


  1. lopesraphael

    lopesraphael

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  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I have covers doesn't block any of my playing.
     
  3. dropbass

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    I do have to adjust sands bit when I use the bass with covers but just wkng with it a bit helps alot
     
  4. FrednBass

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    It gets in the way for some people and for others it doesn't.
    I like them and doesn't bother me at all.
     
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  6. Groovy_Gravy

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    Love the look but dislike them for playing. I like the whole area free of obstruction
     
  7. Gaolee

    Gaolee The Fat Violin Supporting Member

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    I like them. The pickup cover makes a fine palm rest for slapping.
     
  8. StevieMac

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    Me too.
     
  9. ROOTSnFIFTHS

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78! Supporting Member

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    I like the covers. I also like how my tone varies when I play over the pups and either above or below that point.
    Because of that I won't install the covers. At least the pickup cover.
     
  10. lopesraphael

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    I've been thinking about that and do need all opinions i can get! Thank you guys!
     
  11. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

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    Bridge cover only. The pickup cover gets in my way... covers wayyy too much space.

    (looks great in pics though :) )

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Lownote38

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    I use the bridge cover but not the pick up cover. That one gets in my way. The bridge cover on a P-Bass looks classy to me, plus I can put a mute in it if I want to (3M weather stripping)
     
  13. bigmoosepi

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    pickup cover gets in the way but bridge is fine.

    Depends if you move your right hand around or not. If you stay in one place I'm sure the pickup cover is fine.

    I move my right hand anywhere from the 12th fret to the bridge.
     
  14. BenWhoPlaysBass

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    I liked them when I played a few gigs on my uncle's old P bass, but there was one instance when I went for an over-emphatic slap on the low E string and ended up slapping the **** out of the metal pickup cover. After the thumb bruise recovered, I learned to play it a bit more carefully. But in short, they look great but can take getting used to.
     
  15. Nashrakh

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    I use both. I don't slap and they don't get in the way of picking either. Make a great thumb rest, and just behind the pup is also my favorite spot.

    My only complaint would be that you better not drink anything before you screw holes in your bass. The bridge cover on my squier is a tiny bit too low on the left side and it physically hurts to look at it because you'll always see proof of your failure as a handyman lol.
     
  16. lopesraphael

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  17. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

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    I put the PU cover on the bridge and removed the bridge cover.

    Looks cool. Isn't in the way
     
  18. Groovy_Gravy

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    What's even worse are the ones on the jazz basses ..the bridge ones cover the bridge and pickup...
     
  19. Gecko 5

    Gecko 5 Supporting Member

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    I have a pickup cover on my 65 restored P bass.
    Big time in my way, but looks cool :bassist:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Thrillhouse

    Thrillhouse Supporting Member

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    I actually put a pickup cover on my 2011 American Special P Bass because I dig the retro vibe with the gold anodized aluminum pickguard that I also added and it in no way hinders my playing.

    A lot of people want to play right over the pickup and, if that's the case, the cover would certainly get in the way. I however, play much closer to the neck (or if I want a more aggressive tone, near the bridge) so it doesn't bother me at all. In the end you just have to decide where you are most comfortable playing and decide if a cover would interfere.

    Now the bridge cover I wouldn't think should effect anyone one way or another because it doesn't really cover the strings very much anywhere where one might actually be playing.
     
  21. lopesraphael

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    Thrillhouse, i own a mim 60th anniversary edition. I'm willing to get it as retro i can in certain way.

    Is a sort of olympic creamy white! Lol i can actually define it quite properly but i love it. I was thinking of put the covers, and a mint green pickguard. Just like the 63" Vintage.
     

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