jazz bass pickguard....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pil, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. pil


    Feb 17, 2005
    Pimlico, UK
    Probably a really obvious question to answer but im stumped...

    Why the hell are the holes for the thumbrest below the strings?? that really does seem stupid to me...so could someone explain

  2. Back in the day Leo Fender thought people would play his basses by resting their fingers on the "thumbrest" and use their thumb to pluck the strings.
  3. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I say unscrew it and put it uh, on the side you would play at...

    I need to get a thumbrest for my SX anyways because I have the neck pickup set really low...
  4. pil


    Feb 17, 2005
    Pimlico, UK
    blimey...seems so obvious now...cheers for clearing that up :bassist: