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Fender Thumb Rest Precision Bass and Jazz Bass  

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FenderThumb Rest Precision Bass and Jazz Bass
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
    • Concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Missing Template for

    I just got this and installed it as a "tug bar" instead of a thumb-rest (ala 60's Jazz Bass). The original placement for this piece was below the G...Read complete review

    I just got this and installed it as a "tug bar" instead of a thumb-rest (ala 60's Jazz Bass). The original placement for this piece was below the G string so that you had a place for your fingers while you played with your thumb, which is how bassists who were used to playing double-bass used to do it. It was moved above the E string as a thumb rest in the 70's, and discontinued in the 80's. The template that comes in the package only covers the thumb-rest placement (above the E string) for both the Jazz and Precision basses, so if you want to get the cool 60's vibe (50's for the Precision) and place it below the G string, you have to eyeball it yourself. Fortunately, there are enough detailed pictures on the Fender site of re-issue bases that have the "tug bar" that it isn't too hard. I did it, and now my Mexi Fretless Jazz Bass looks like a 60's reissue.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Looks can be deceving

    I sent it back...I would not put this on a high or low priced Bass
    It was not a semi solid Thumb Rest I thought it would be...You could...Read complete review

    I sent it back...I would not put this on a high or low priced Bass
    It was not a semi solid Thumb Rest I thought it would be...You could make a better one out of a pieace of wood and paint it black...
    Does not look it in the picture but it is a cheap pieace of hollow plastic.
    very cheaply made

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    3.0

    A little thinner than original

    By Curt

    from Los Angeles

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          Comments about Fender Thumb Rest Precision Bass and Jazz Bass:

          Restoring pieces on my 1970 P-Bass. While many of the Fender replacement parts i've gotten have been pretty good, this piece seems like it's much thinner and more cheaply made. It's fine if what you're replacing is really really bad. I'm leaving the original on as it's ok. the good news is the new screws that came with it were useful.

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          5.0

          Under My Thumb

          By Old Bass Wizzard

          from Bellefonte, Pa.

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Gigs And Jams
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Thumb Rest Precision Bass and Jazz Bass:

          I have a couple of basses that didn't have a good anchor point for my thumb. (I play finger style)
          This rest gets it done.

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          5.0

          Item exactly as described, quick deliver

          By Joker37075

          from Nashville, TN

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Thumb Rest Precision Bass and Jazz Bass:

              I am restoring a 70 Univox Lawsuit Naked P Bass, this Thumb rest is Identical to Original thumb rest, fit perfectly. Restoration almost complete.

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              4.0

              Awesomeness

              By Heffie K

              from Florida

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound
              • Works great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender Thumb Rest Precision Bass and Jazz Bass:

                I really enjoy this thumb rest, it helps me focus more on my fretwork, than worrying about hold my strumming hand in the right position. Thank you Musician's Friend!

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                5.0

                Yes Please

                By Bobby Guitar

                from NYC/CT

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • No Problems

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender Thumb Rest Precision Bass and Jazz Bass:

                The orinal holes line right up

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                5.0

                A place for my thumb

                By Firebird

                from Burbank, CA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender Thumb Rest Precision Bass and Jazz Bass:

                  This was not a replacement part but something I needed on my Archer 5-string bass. I had a piece of plastic taped to my bass as a thumb rest, but under the heat of the stage lights came off in the middle of our set. This was easy to install, and I know it will stay put. It beats using the edge of the pickup.

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                  (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Looks can be deceving

                  Comments about Fender Thumb Rest Precision Bass and Jazz Bass:

                  I sent it back...I would not put this on a high or low priced Bass
                  It was not a semi solid Thumb Rest I thought it would be...You could make a better one out of a pieace of wood and paint it black...
                  Does not look it in the picture but it is a cheap pieace of hollow plastic.
                  very cheaply made

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  me likey

                  By jerrod knisley

                  from wooster Oh

                  Comments about Fender Thumb Rest Precision Bass and Jazz Bass:

                  I just got this for my new p-bass. My first bass had one and I really liked it. Man I regret selling that bass. Anyways it is what it is a place to rest your thumb or fingers. I use mine as a thumb rest. Regaurdless if you use this as a thumb rest or tug bar its a nice way to dress up your bass plus its a great price.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Missing Template for

                  By DaveH003

                  from Portland, OR

                  Comments about Fender Thumb Rest Precision Bass and Jazz Bass:

                  I just got this and installed it as a "tug bar" instead of a thumb-rest (ala 60's Jazz Bass). The original placement for this piece was below the G string so that you had a place for your fingers while you played with your thumb, which is how bassists who were used to playing double-bass used to do it. It was moved above the E string as a thumb rest in the 70's, and discontinued in the 80's. The template that comes in the package only covers the thumb-rest placement (above the E string) for both the Jazz and Precision basses, so if you want to get the cool 60's vibe (50's for the Precision) and place it below the G string, you have to eyeball it yourself. Fortunately, there are enough detailed pictures on the Fender site of re-issue bases that have the "tug bar" that it isn't too hard. I did it, and now my Mexi Fretless Jazz Bass looks like a 60's reissue.

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Goooood...! thumbrest.

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Fender Thumb Rest Precision Bass and Jazz Bass:

                  I put this on my Fender jazz bass, comes with a diagram that you cutout and lay on your pickguard so you can position it correctly if you want to put it where they sugest. Just line up the marks drill a couple smaller holes than the screws and Wha......llll you got yourself a place to rest your thumb.

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