Fender Thumb-Rest For Precision & Jazz Bass - Black, FENTHUMBREST
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As long as you are not hurting, notes don`t differ in volume, and unwanted strings are not ringing out, your thumb is in a good spot when playing the bass.
The only other disadvantage I can really think of is if you are someone who prefers having your thumb rest pretty close to the strings then you might hit the thumb rest or even your own thumb with the strings while playing. Anyways, I think that thumb rests are something really easy to put on your bass but it’s just really over-looked. Few bases come with them anymore which is honestly a real shame in my opinion. This is because there is no set answer to where to place your thumb. Rather, there are different methods for making strings easily reachable and for keeping your tone consistent. A good guitar or bass tech can breathe new life into your bass guitar and change an average performing bass into something that you can't stop playing. Make sure that your drill is on the lowest power setting, and also make sure that you drill straight in and not at an angle. Drill all the way down until you’ve drilled up to the point of the drill bit where you placed the tape.The first Fender basses all had tug bars. This was a long, curving piece of plastic that was attached with screws below the thinnest string of the bass. The best part? They are really cheap and you can get one for less than 10 dollars. With that being said, let’s get started! What You’ll Need
Ansonsten besteht der Thumbrest aus Holz (Palisander?) und passt vom Design her ausgesprochen gut zur Bass-Ukulele. Das Spielen ging ganz gut von der Hand, aber irgendwie hat mir die Stütze für den Daumen gefehlt, wie ich's von meinen anderen Bässen gewohnt bin. Was tun? Löcher reinbohren für einen konventionellen Thumbrest geht gar nicht, die Kala Thumbrests sind viel zu teuer, außerdem war es mir zu riskant, die Dinger auf meinen schönen neuen Bass zu kleben und irgendwann Spuren drauf zu haben, wenn ich die Dinger mal abmachen will. And finally we'd always recommend getting a professional set up. If you're not comfortable making any changes to your instrument on your own, then a luthier or guitar tech can do it for you.
This is why I recommend installing your thumb rest up a little higher up just so you can avoid this problem all together. Another reason for bringing up your thumb rest is simply for the increased leverage that you’ll get.
If you've got a tired old bass guitar that you know in your heart has more to give, we thoroughly recommend learning how to make a few modifications to your bass guitar to get the best out of it.Something that goes rather untalked about when it comes to the bass guitar is if you should have a thumb rest on it or not. If you ever need to play fingerstyle on the lowest string on your bass, the absence of a thumb rest can be more of a pain than most people realize. I personally prefer making mine parallel with the strings but the steps are the same either way. If you aren’t sure which way you’ll like better, play a couple of scales or something and see if your thumb sits at any kind of angle. From here just blow off any wood dust that’s on your instrument (a can of air will work better) then you’ll be ready for step 3. Step 3.) Screw in Your New Thumb Rest This is because using your thumb as a movable anchor, or playing with a floating thumb is generally preferable. I say this because I find methods to allow for better dexterity and fluidity.