Repro Fender Ashtray Covers w/ Foam Mutes?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Turbocharbo, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Turbocharbo

    Turbocharbo Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2005
    Are there any aftermarket Fender ashtray covers w/ foam mutes installed available? I put foam under my pre-CBS 60P and 64J all the time but would love to have an "original" style ashtray with foams glued in there. I love the look and the sound of them and it's also cool to get the original design.
     
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  2. Picton

    Picton

    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    You really can just DIY. FMIC retails the covers for like $20. Cut out a hunk of foam, glue it to the inside of the cover, and bob's your uncle.

    That's exactly how Fender did it; I bought a '78 Jazz once, and the underside of the cover had the footprint of the rotted foam still clinging to it. It's not clear what glue they used, but whatever it was hadn't held up. Tension probably holds it in place just fine, anyway.

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    ETA: Not my bass nor my photo, but it looked just like that.
     
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  3. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I've used adhesive backed foam insulation strips as under cover mutes.
     
  4. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    The US 62/63/64 Reissue came with the foam strip included in the case. You had to stick it on the cover yourself, but if you look around, people have sold off these case candy kits before.
     
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  5. Turbocharbo

    Turbocharbo Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2005
    I might have to DIY it. Thanks for the tips !
     
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