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no thumb rest?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by funktastic, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. funktastic


    Mar 16, 2005
    I played a Ric in GC a couple days ago and i really, really loved the sound out of it. My problem was that i really couldn't find anywhere to rest my thumb while playing the E or A strings. What did/do you guys do about that? I thought if i got one to add a thumb rest but i wanted to get some feedback on what everyone else does. I am so used to big soapbar pups i can just rest my thumb on so this kinda threw me off a bit.
  2. 00soul


    Jan 4, 2005
    seal beach, ca
    i took of the pickup cover on mine. i rest my thumb on the bridge pickup adjuster screw. works well IMO
  3. pil


    Feb 17, 2005
    Pimlico, UK
    Yeah, you can do what the guy above said or for a different sound try resting your thumb on the top of the pickguard - it's pretty thick and thats where I play...

    But rick's really are best with a pick, i'd recommend that above all else.