Thumb rest for an acoustic bass!

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by MaxSoulier, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. MaxSoulier


    Jul 16, 2020
    Good morning all! I just bought a new Breedlove acoustic/electric 4 string and I’m looking for recommendations for a good thumb rest!

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  2. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
  3. MaxSoulier


    Jul 16, 2020
    Yeah that’s what I’m worried about. Thanks.
  4. Danny C

    Danny C

    Oct 31, 2018
    I make my own. Attached with double sided tape, stays on very well and if needed to be removed does not mess up finish. 20200804_110640.jpg
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  5. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Hi Max,

    This might not directly answer your question, but still related: are you familiar with or have you ever learned the floating thumb technique?

    I'm aware floating thumb technique usually appeals players when they go 5 or more strings on their basses. Still, I think the technique could be beneficial for any 4 string players too. At least, with it you wouldn't feel the need to have a thumb rest on every bass you play.

    Also, it would be easier for you later if you ever decide to get a 5, 6, or 7 (or even more) string bass.

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