I took that 'bridge guard' off my ric...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Judge2003, May 20, 2005.

  1. Judge2003


    Mar 26, 2005
    It's playability has sky rocketed

    I love it's sound now. I can really get whatever tone in want now.

    Slapping (on a ric?) sounds much cleaner (I don't slap much, at all, but it's fun to try once in awhile)


    It looks like 1/2 as sexy... anyone got any remedies for this... or is there a product?

    It makes me kinda sad
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Put the thing back on and relearn.

    You can't have the cake and eat it too. :smug:
  3. 00soul


    Jan 4, 2005
    seal beach, ca
    i took mine off the first day i got it. i regret nothing
  4. Andre_gt7


    Jan 4, 2005
    Atlanta - GA
    hmmm...pics? I'd like to see that
  5. 10 minutes after I got mine I had it apart and that damned speed bump was coming off. Nobody makes a nice looking replacement pickup ring for it that I've ever found.
  6. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Mine's off too. It just gets in the way. The bass looks better with it on, but playability comes first.
  7. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
  8. I tried to play with bridge pup cover on for a couple of days. I didn't have much of a problem with it playing fingerstyle but when picking it was just too much of a hassel, and it made palm muting almost impossible unless I played right over neck pickup.
    I am much happier with it off and I actually kind if dig the look.
  9. Agreed, and I play with a pick probably 60% of the time. The stock bridge also makes palm muting difficult so that was the second thing that got changed.