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62 jazz bass reissue... thumb rest.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sadworld, Jan 8, 2012.


  1. sadworld

    sadworld

    Feb 2, 2009
    michigan
    looking at a good local deal on a 62 reissue jazz bass... lil green on fender basses. i've always had something to rest my thumb on and looking at it i can't see where i'd rest the thumb.... is it standard practice with this model to have no rest or am i not seeing it? rest it on the pick guard and call it a day?
     
  2. sadworld

    sadworld

    Feb 2, 2009
    michigan
    has the big chrome covers on the bridge and pickups.
     
  3. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Yep, pretty much. You can "float it" or anchor on the top of either pickup.

    EDIT-Just saw the post about the covers. You just need to try things out and see what's comfortable for you, the majority of J-bass players prefer to play with the covers removed.
     
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    rest your thumb on the string below the one you happen to be playing at the time.

    anything else contorts your hand differently on different strings, and doesn't promote proper string-muting.
     
  5. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    "proper string-muting" really depends on a lot of things, I know many players that don't use their right(non-fretting)hand for muting duties.
     

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