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Show your ashtrays/pickup covers

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


  1. sgtpepper

    sgtpepper

    Jan 22, 2010
    Mexico City
    I think they should be able to do that. They did it for me. If you get the color and paint your tug bar post pics! It would look awesome.
     
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  2. DinoRock

    DinoRock

    Mar 26, 2015
    New York State
    1974 Fender Jazz with original original ashtray and pup cover.
    20160524_140610. 20160524_141405.
     
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  3. Siggy

    Siggy Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Noel Redding Jazz

    DSCF0196.
     
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  4. gary m

    gary m

    Jan 17, 2011
    Mid -Atlantic
    Squier Cabronita and CV 70s Precision:
    2016-05-25 19.19.52. 2016-05-25 19.21.56.
     
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  5. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Eastwood Guitars, CHC Guitars, GHS strings
    The 51 RI image.
     
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  6. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Eastwood Guitars, CHC Guitars, GHS strings
    Better pic....


    image.
     
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  7. Would any of you who don't want your Jazz covers be interested in letting go of them cheapish? I'm in the market, and figured it'd be better for all involved to get a set from someone who doesn't want theirs instead of a newly made set.
     
  8. giannispezza

    giannispezza

    May 22, 2010
    Venice Italy
    1966 Jazz Bass with original pups and bridge covers. IMG_20160411_144515.
     
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  9. The first thing I do when I get a bass with ashtrays is take them off and then usually lose them or give them away. They get in the way of plucking and picking and cut down the amount of tones you can get on the bass and as far as i can tell don't do anything for the sound. I've done this with both Ricks and Fenders. They look cool but that is about it as far as I'm concerned, it seems to be the style nowadays to leave them on but back in the 70's, 80's and 90's you were hard pressed to see any basses with them on at all. I took them off my first P bass bought in 1971 complete with foam mute under the bridge ash tray and left the ash tray in the case of my Am Hotrod P bass I bought last year and took them off countless Rickenbackers over the years.
     
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  10. Covers = Sexy.
     
  11. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    TELE_CU1.
    66J-FR-CU_big.
    Pink Fr CU 1.
    63 P FR CU - 2 A1.
     
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  12. Anybody have any suggestions on where one could find a set of the 50's tele style ashtrays? Chrome preferably
     
  13. Just like the ones that, Dark Horse posted a few above me ☝
     
  14. jhb138

    jhb138

    Sep 14, 2016
    Massachusetts
    I see them on eBay pretty regularly, both new and used.
     
  15. RedVee

    RedVee

    Dec 24, 2014
    Australia
    image. Not a Fender, can I still play ?
     
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  16. Midak

    Midak

    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Fender Custom Shop 1964 Jazz Bass NOS:

    FCS_64_JB_NOS_CAR_(1).
     
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  17. You can play! Is that a Kay or Harmony bass by chance? It looks a lot like a Harmony I had for awhile in the early 70's.
     
  18. mojomike001

    mojomike001 Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    South Florida
    Here's a Kay/Teisco from late '60's or early 70's sporting a factory chrome bridge cover.

    4.JPG
     
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  19. RedVee

    RedVee

    Dec 24, 2014
    Australia
    Close. It is a Challenge, I think it is a Teisco and looks very similar to those built in the late 60s, and on I guess.
     
  20. Here's mine!
    20170422_172629_resized.
     

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