Thumb rest install for Stingray Special 4HH

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Knavery, May 3, 2019.

  1. Knavery


    Feb 24, 2004
    Westminster, CO
    Hey all,
    I just bought a Stingray Special 4HH used here on Talkbass. I really enjoy the instrument, but for some reason, the pickup(s) placement doesn't feel comfortable to rest my thumb. I have a couple Fender Jazzes and it's perfect, and you'd think that as much room as the Stingray 4HH pickups cover, it wouldn't be a problem, but for some reason, it is...

    The perfect placement would be right between the pickups. So, the question is, what would you suggest for a thumb rest between the two pickups? I'd like to do EXACTLY what Tim Commerford does with his Stingrays. He put a thumb rest completely perpendicular with the pickups--a 90 degree angle off each. And I'd like to do the same thing. What would you suggest for a thumb rest? Any specific brands I should consider? I've never installed one and don't want to make the wrong choice. Thanks!
  2. Knavery


    Feb 24, 2004
    Westminster, CO
    Tough room.
  3. basadam


    Nov 29, 2005
    I was almost ridiculed for this but what the heck: Ikea thumbrest

    The point is you can use any piece of wood, some glue or two-sided tape.

    edit: typo
    Last edited: May 6, 2019
  4. I make my own. cut the width and height i want from some scrap lumber, shape and sand it. seal it with some tung oil. 2 sided tape it on and bob's your uncle.
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