...but what are the purpose of ramps on a bass? I typically scour FB Marketplace for bass equipment and part of my search is usually sorting by "Price- Low -> High". When I do this, I usually find many offerings of ramps. For the life of me, I can't begin to guess. (Honestly, I can guess, but my guess is not flattering.) So, somebody please bottom-line it for me: why do you put a piece of fancified wood (or other material) between your pickups?