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Kalbass Thumb Rest

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by alexssandro, Dec 18, 2000.


  1. I didn't know exactly where to post this, but I figured "Technique" was most relevant.

    I came across a website that advertises a thumbrest system. Check out http://www.kalbass.com. (It's in French, but you can click on the "English version.")

    Anyway, this is supposedly a movable thumbrest that requires no drilling or glueing. And it costs a little over $6.

    Since I have a Musicman Sterling, it's really difficult to try to play closer to the neck since there is no pickup to rest my thumb when I play the E string. But I didn't want to drill any holes or plant any permanent fixtures especially since there is always a chance that I would want to change the placement of the thumbrest. If this device works, it could be very useful for me.

    Has anyone ever tried the kalbass out, heard about it, or know where I can purchase one of these? The website does not sell it. (I'm under the impression that it's a new company and this is their first product.)

    Thanks!

    [Edited by alexssandro on 12-18-2000 at 03:20 PM]
     
  2. RETSAMPALS

    RETSAMPALS

    Sep 10, 2000
    ummm...that doesn't look like the right website...
     
  3. Sorry everyone,

    The "www" takes you to a completely different website. This should do the trick.

    http://kalbass.com/enter.html

    (I didn't know "www.x.com" would be different from just x.com.)
     
  4. Here is a picture of the thing:

    http://64.70.210.218/misc/zzKalbass.shtml

    However, there doesn't seem to be any way to buy it - the email address just bounces back!!!

    Isn't there anybody that makes this sort of thing now?
    --joe
     
  5. ChildoftheKorn

    ChildoftheKorn

    May 21, 2003
    IL
    eh a thumb rest without glueing or drillling hmmmm impossible unless they are those sticky pads....and you wouldnt be ablet to put any weight on it.
     
  6. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I saw a bass on ebay with one of those on it. I think it uses some kind of adhesive that doesnt stick to the bass if you deside to move it.
     
  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL