I'm mainly a Fender guy. I've got a few Gibsons and Epiphones that I gig with from time to time, but as soon as I pick up one of my Precisions, I feel right back at home with it. Anywho, I don't have any AVRI's at the moment but I love the look and style of the bridge cover on those old Precisions and Jazzes (not so much the pickup cover, because it sits over where I do a lot of plucking - with a pick, or fingerstyle). I'm wondering how difficult (or not) the bridge cover makes it for pick players (or finger players, for that matter), when it comes to muting and other techniques that might require you to rest your hand on/over/around the bridge? And I mean without any foam mute under the cover also, so you can still play every open/natural, if need be. All comments and opinions welcome.