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putting a thumb rest on a J

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by narcopolo, Oct 19, 2005.


  1. narcopolo

    narcopolo

    Sep 12, 2005
    richmond, va
    i've been playing with a thumb rest for almost ten years, and i really would prefer to not mess with something that comfortable. is there anything i should know before trying to put a thumb rest on a mexican Jazz?
     
  2. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    I put one in my old bass and just screwed it in. If you want to be safe though, drill pilot holes.
     
  3. narcopolo

    narcopolo

    Sep 12, 2005
    richmond, va
    will it go where those top screws on the pickguard are?
     
  4. jwymore

    jwymore

    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR
    If I remember right it uses one existing hole and you have to add one new one. If you buy the original Fender thumbrest it comes with a little template to show where to add the hole.

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  5. narcopolo

    narcopolo

    Sep 12, 2005
    richmond, va
    that is incredibly useful advice, guys! thanks.
     
  6. narcopolo

    narcopolo

    Sep 12, 2005
    richmond, va
    nice bass, btw. is taht a '75 ri?