I recently bought a Ric, which I've been waiting to do for years. I love her to death,(her name is Gretchen ) but I have a problem. I've been used to playing a Jazz, on which I have been able to use the end of the neck pup for a thumbrest. Can't do that with Gretchen, though. I removed the pup cover, but the end of the chrome shroud surrounding the pickup is too far away from the strings. Anyone know of any type of thumbrest fix I can use that's not a Fender?