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Ideas on a ramp/thumb rest?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Guitar Man, Jun 11, 2007.


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  2. so this goes over a DS pickup?

    if so, cool idea, even though it totally destroys the look of a darkstar...can you make it out of acrylic and still include the chrome pickup ring?....purely for aesthetics, of course...
     
  3. No this does not go over the pickup.
    It is a ramp that goes between the 2 pickups.
    Did you look at the thread?

    I have thumb rests to go under the DS pickups if you are looking for one.
    Look at this link.

    http://home.comcast.net/~pickguards/lakland2.html
     

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  4. I did look at the thread, it was a bit ambiguous to me...sorry for the confusion...

    I think acrylic is the way to go....that black square doesn't do much for the looks of the decade IMO...
     
  5. T2W

    T2W

    Feb 24, 2007
    Montreal, Canada.
    I dont get it, four strings on a five string Bass? ok sorry. I agree with Pilbara, Acrylic, black square is kinda dull looking.
     
  6. The bass on the thread is not a 5 string it is a 4 string with a 5 pol piece magnet set up. You never saw 2 poles for each string?
    He saved a magnet doing it that way.
     
  7. I have to agree with those who say it's a bit.........distracting from the bass.
    Acrylic might be one route, but I see that getting scratched pretty fast...... how about Chrome? More bling is always good, right? LOL.
    Or Gold? Aluminum?
     
  8. fresnorich

    fresnorich

    Sep 17, 2003
    Fresno, CA
    It's still a work in progress, but I made a first attempt with an acrylic sheet (about 3/8" thick):

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    I still need to round the corners and smooth, bevel, and polish the edges.

    Then I would need to decide how to mount it with either screws or clear double sided tape.

    I'm just using a hack saw, a metal file, and my Dremel tool.
     
  9. oh yes....the acrylic looks much nicer....it'll be killer when you get the edges bevelled and polished...

    mounting will be a problem, won't it...screws are too "permanent"...
    how about 4 smallish circular pieces of clear double-sided tape, neatly arranged on the corners? you'll see them, but they won't be distracting
     
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