So, I am at the pawn shop and see an SX bass with ashtray covers. Since I had never played an SX or a bass with both covers on, I picked it up and began to play. No matter how hard I tried I kept bumping into the covers. Am I supposed to play between the covers or up by the neck? And this was with my fingers. I could only imagine it being worse with a pick. I tend to move around quite a bit with the pick to adjust my tone. I love the vintage look of the ashtrays, but am I missing an obvious solution, other than taking them off?