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Show your ashtrays/pickup covers

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

  1. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
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  2. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird Supporting Member

    Now that's a sweet pair.
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  3. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird Supporting Member

    image. I just can't do it to this girl.
  4. fourlow

    fourlow Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2016
    Vancouver, BC
  5. Ooba Tooba

    Ooba Tooba

    Apr 30, 2017
    IMG_4487.JPG Ok, new guy here to the forum. There are some truly amazing instruments here. Going through this thread, the last time a bridge cover was mentioned for a five string was 2015. The fella modified (cut the corners) off his bridge to slide one on. Are there any out there made for a fiver? With or with out the F stamp. Have a 90 Fender Jazz Plus V with Gotoh bridge. I was thinking of refinishing the guitar in a natural with tru oil and adding a cover and chrome knobs. Thanks!!
    Last edited: May 5, 2017
  6. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999

    Original bridge cover remains on the old girl.

  7. Chaunce de

    Chaunce de

    Apr 4, 2018
    Where did you find a 5 string bridge ashtray? Been looking for a while
  8. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    Actually, they came with the SX basses. I unmounted the bridge ashtray just to try it on for size on a couple of my other 5-string jazz basses with 17-18mm spacing and they were too small. I think the narrow string spacing of the SX basses allows for what I think is probably a standard 4-string sized set of ashtrays to be used. IME, a 5-string jazz Bridge ashtray seems just as elusive today as they've ever been.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
  9. mojomike001

    mojomike001 Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    South Florida
    Here's two of a few I've got with ashtrays.

    1.JPG 2.JPG
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  10. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    Not mine, but and sweet 57 P that deserves some love.

    7859. 7859a.
  11. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Nacogdoches, TX
    I love ashtrays! If they were good enough for Leo's early basses, they're certainly good enough for me. Also, I've always hated the look of a standard Fender bridge, so I think that ashtrays cover a multitude of sins. Therefore, I was presented with a quandary when I recently acquired a 2004 Squier Standard Precision Special. It's a PJ design which has a Precision body with a Jazz neck. Which cover to use?

    The standard Precision cover?......


    Or the Jazz cover?


    I chose the Jazz cover for a couple of reasons.... It throws the balance of the body color towards the chrome, which is fine with me since I'm not a huge fan of black basses. Also, the headstock DOES read "Precision", so why not cover the Jazz pickup, leaving the visual focus on the Precision pickup? I also think it delivers a slight "70s Japanese bass" vibe, which I think is cool. So.....this is my entry.
  12. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    My 3.


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  13. ac100X


    Apr 6, 2003
    This one is hard to find - IMG_3381 VOX bridge cover.JPG
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  14. Elusive1


    Jun 21, 2018
    Atelier Z ZPF-3500 pickup fence on my MIJ Fender Jazz '62RI

    The bass didn't have any covers when I bought her new; I briefly had a standard-sized Jazz pickup cover fitted over the pickup, then had it reinstalled it over the bridge pickup for fun (hence the extra holes in both the pickguard and the body) before eventually buying this Atelier Z pickup cover on eBay and replacing the first cover with it


    I prefer this skinny cover as it doesn't get in the way as much as a standard-sized cover tends to - my style of playing places my thumb forward of the neck pickup and my index and middle fingers directly in between the pickups, and the skinny cover fits nicely over the pickup without hindering my playing
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  15. Warpeg

    Warpeg Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2005

  16. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999

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  17. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    5EAF058B-95E0-4E9D-9730-86A16CDD7439. 0376DB93-5F44-4824-B04F-296F6860A18A.
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  18. neckdive


    Oct 11, 2013
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  19. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    Another Atelier Z ZPF-3500 on a Fender Parts Jazz 5-string:

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  20. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Original covers on my 1972 Jazz. In a display case on my wall.

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