P Bass Pick and Bridge Cover...Interchangeable?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lavmonga, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    Hey everyone I'm picking up a P bass tomorrow and was looking to get a bridge cover for it. Now here's the problem, I'm putting a BAII on it and i'm aware that the standard ashtray won't fit over a BAII. So I was curious, would a Precision pickup cover fit? Since there is nothing restraining a front or back I figured it'd fit right over a BAII, willing that that holes line up. Anyone out there want to check for me before I spring for a cover? Thanks.
  2. Sub5ound

    Sub5ound Inactive

    Sep 6, 2008
    Catskills, New York
    It might fit...a Jazz cover may have more clearance for it though. But, it may not fit, which is more likely. I personally don't think either jazz or p pickup cover will be too attractive over a bridge. Those BA2's are pretty bulky...
  3. bryanonbass

    bryanonbass Supporting Member

    May 13, 2001
    Northern NJ
    from guitarpartsresource.com

    but i went on their site just now to get you a link and i don't see it anymore. It was called
    item # OVSZ-BC

    you may want to contact them and see if they have any lying around.
  4. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    Yea I was looking, couldn't find anything either, maybe a J bass bridge cover?
  5. Eilif

    Eilif Grooving under the MDW runway.

    Oct 1, 2001
    The precision pickup cover will fit over the BAII, but it won't cover it completely, and will look pretty wierd with the BAII sticking out the ends.

    I think I tried a fender j bass cover with my BAII and it had to sit too far back to work. However, the SX covers that come on their 5 string jazz basses will cover a BAII just fine. It's the one you see here:

    if I hadn't lost mine I'd sell it too you, but I'm sure there's someone else on TB who has one they will part with. I get the feeling that not too many folks keep the covers on their 5 string jazz basses.
  6. If you do that, the BA is going to stick out from underneath. IMO, that would look a bit goofy.