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Jazz Bridge cover on a P-bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basshawk21, Feb 17, 2018.


  1. basshawk21

    basshawk21

    Jan 18, 2018
    Columbus, Ohio
    Ok folks I'm curious. Has anyone here ever put a Jazz bridge cover on a Precision? A few years back I owned a Squier Jazz and I picked one up for it. Never installed it. I ended up trading off the bass so I still have the cover. Last summer I bought a 2014 MIM Fender Precision that was on clearance because it had been sitting around the store since '14. Having owned Ricks since the '70's I entertained the idea of getting Precision covers for this thing because I'm used to them. Then I thought I'd just lay this cover on to see what it looks like. I usually pluck right in front of the pup so it won't interfere with my playing.
    Waddya think? I also have a white thumbrest that I may put on it.
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  2. Personally, it feels a bit too BIG on the body, and I dislike how close the cover gets to the edge of the pickguard at the bottom. But honestly, what do you think about it?
     
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  3. basshawk21

    basshawk21

    Jan 18, 2018
    Columbus, Ohio
    I think you're probably right. Might just get the Precision set.
     
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  4. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Purists will :vomit: but general audiences will not know this is the "wrong" cover. They WILL notice it more with the big "F," though, if that's your intent.
     
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  5. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Can you cheat it forward any away from the edge?

    Try some double sided tape to hold it on a few days while you see whether it helps or hinders your playing stye.

    Who knows, the big cover might be a perfect hand rest for you. A couple days with the sticky tape will save you from
    devaluing the bass by drilling only to not like the result. Mind you, if the big cover serves your playing, then that is all
    the impetus you need to get out the drill bits. Drill thru scotch tape so you don't crack the finish.
     
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  6. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    I think it looks great. In a Flav kinda way.
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  7. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    ^^
    LOL!
     
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  8. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Sorry, I see now you like to pluck always in front of the pickup.

    So this would be purely a cosmetic move.

    Even so, I'm with @petrus61 -- I like it!
     
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  9. Vinnie Boombatz

    Vinnie Boombatz

    May 26, 2010
    Doesn't look right.

    Spend $20 and the the correct covers. You'll thank me in the long run.

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  10. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    He'll get "no respect," you say?

    Always worth considering the opinion of Vinnie Boombatz, OP - he was Rodney Dangerfield's attorney once!
     
  11. Vinnie Boombatz

    Vinnie Boombatz

    May 26, 2010
    Correction, he was Dangerfield's doctor!

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  12. Vinnie Boombatz

    Vinnie Boombatz

    May 26, 2010
    Correction, he was Dangerfield's doctor!

     
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  13. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Thank you!

    I Should know that, as I just looked at a bunch of his standup last year.

    Loved him on Carson as a kid!
     
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  14. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I've seen it done…I know a big-name bassist who put one on his Squier Jazz bass, too…but it just looks wrong.
    I prefer P basses with no bridge cover, regardless.
     
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  15. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    I do too, for the reason that I like the option of being able to palm mute at the bridge. Or pick there, for that matter. You can get good dubby raking sounds with finger-style at the bridge, too. Lotsa money there.
     
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  16. I have to say I kinda dig it, go big or go home.
     
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  17. I've had the same thought myself, with a single-coil P pup. Now I see it, I don't like it. Can it go up a bit without fouling the bridge?
     
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  18. bassstrangler

    bassstrangler

    Mar 2, 2015
    AZ
    It seems to be too big and awkward looking.
     
  19. Vinnie Boombatz

    Vinnie Boombatz

    May 26, 2010
    That's what she said?
     
  20. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Put that "ashtray" on your amp?

    may the bass be with you

    Wise(b)ass
     
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