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Show your ashtrays/pickup covers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by yellofury, May 2, 2009.

  1. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    77 Jazz with the pickup cover on
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  2. MasonMinor


    Nov 29, 2014
    My Squier VM Jazz with the ashtray and pickup cover on

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  3. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Awesome bass, man!
  4. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    A snippet of useless information: my Fender Precision ashtrays are in pristine condition. I took them off my brand new bass in January 1969 and they've been in the sock drawer ever since.
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  5. p-bassene mine.
  6. 59 min.JPG Bob g min.
  7. Bourbongangster


    Nov 5, 2015
    Has anyone ever done a J bass 2-piece ashtray on a PJ with a P style body? I would like to have one that covers the Jazz PU but it looks like it would end up making it really close to the other cover on the P PU.
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  8. gbrooding

    gbrooding Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2011

    1977 Precision and 1971 Jazz
  9. Hi Guys does anyone know if Fender Jazz Bridge Covers (Ashtray) always had the F Stamped on them ????????? I have seen some with and some without and wondered if this was because of the year the bass was made ???.
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  10. BritBass 2

    BritBass 2

    Jan 20, 2014
    image. Mine were never installed but you got like all that chrome !!
  11. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Your first second choice™ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    They always had the F. If it's missing then it's not from a Fender bass.

    - Steve
  12. Eilif

    Eilif Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    Posted this earlier, but heres about what it would look like. About a decade ago I was obsessed with chrome enough to put a J cover on my P-bass.


    There isn't a J pickup under there, but you get the general idea what it would look like. It really does minimize the amount of space you have to play, though at the time I was playing mostly at the neck anyway.

    I love the pickup covers on some instruments, but I value tonal flexibility enough that I'll probably never put a bridge cover on a jazz again. It just covers too much space.

    Far as I know, if there's no F then it isn't a Fender. I have a J-bass bridge cover with no F that I got on an SX bass back when some of them came with covers. If anyone's interested...
  13. IMG_5136.JPG My '76 P...I still regret getting rid of it :thumbsdown:
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  14. I would too.
    At least you still have a good photo of it.
    Its beautiful!
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  16. image. My Squier CV 60's Pbass. Both covers, mint pickguard Geezer Butler pup and zerofret.
  17. sgtpepper


    Jan 22, 2010
    Mexico City
    image. Recently installed the pickup cover and Seymour Duncan SPB-1.
  18. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Your first second choice™ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Where did you find a matching tug bar?

    - Steve
  19. sgtpepper


    Jan 22, 2010
    Mexico City
    Painted it myself. I went to Home Depot and they matched the paint color.
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  20. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Your first second choice™ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    I wonder if they can do that for my Lake Placid Blue Jazz Bass since it's a metallic color.

    - Steve

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