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So, I got a CIJ Mustang bass in white a few weeks ago and I :love: it.

 

I'm thinking about how I might customise mine a little in the future.

Add a thumb-rest and maybe change the knobs from MXR-like to

Rickenbacker/Moog-like knobs (NOT Boss).

 

Do you know anything about the thumb-rests? Are there holes pre-drilled in the body so you only have to drill through the pickguard? Or do you just start from scratch?

 

Also, why do some basses have a thumb-rest under the strings?

I personally can't see the use in that...

 

Thanks in advance :)

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So, I got a CIJ Mustang bass in white a few weeks ago and I
:love:
it.


I'm thinking about how I might customise mine a little in the future.

Add a thumb-rest and maybe change the knobs from MXR-like to

Rickenbacker/Moog-like knobs (NOT Boss).


Do you know anything about the thumb-rests? Are there holes pre-drilled in the body so you only have to drill through the pickguard? Or do you just start from scratch?


Also, why do some basses have a thumb-rest under the strings?

I personally can't see the use in that...


Thanks in advance
:)

 

I think the thumb rest only screws through the pickguard...pretty easy.

 

I played a mustang bass once at a gig and really liked it also...glad you like yours....c-d

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I think the thumb rest only screws through the pickguard...pretty easy.


I played a mustang bass once at a gig and really liked it also...glad you like yours....c-d

 

 

Thanks, I really like how bright or deep it can sound with use of the Tone

control and also it's Piano-like tone on some notes.

The thumb-rests I've seen have counter-sunk holes so the screw head sits flat in the front of the 'rest. So the screws would go through the pickguard and into the body. Hmmm...

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Ah ok, thanks.


Thanks, I really like how bright or deep it can sound with use of the Tone

control and also it's Piano-like tone on some notes.

The thumb-rests I've seen have counter-sunk holes so the screw head sits flat in the front of the 'rest. So the screws would go through the pickguard and into the body. Hmmm...

 

 

Hmmm - well I've never actually checked it out. I always assumed the screw would come from the back of the pickguard into the thumbrest...

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Hmmm - well I've never actually checked it out. I always assumed the screw would come from the back of the pickguard into the thumbrest...

 

 

Yeah, that's what I had hoped, so I could get away with just 2 holes in the pickguard.

Then I checked on eBay and saw that all the ones on there were as I described, oh well.

 

Making one wouldn't be hard, so I could mount it like you said,

but the question is, would it apply to much uncomfortable pressure to the pickguard when I use it?

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So, I got a CIJ Mustang bass in white a few weeks ago and I
:love:
it.


I'm thinking about how I might customise mine a little in the future.

Add a thumb-rest and maybe change the knobs from MXR-like to

Rickenbacker/Moog-like knobs (NOT Boss).


Do you know anything about the thumb-rests? Are there holes pre-drilled in the body so you only have to drill through the pickguard? Or do you just start from scratch?


Also, why do some basses have a thumb-rest under the strings?

I personally can't see the use in that...


Thanks in advance
:)

 

I doubt the Japanese RIs have the holes drilled. My '67 had one originally but I took it off after about a year.

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It's attached from the top of the thumbrest.

 

Hmmm...

I don't plan to get rid of this bass, I really love it,

but would installing a thumb rest decrease the value in anyway?

 

While I think about it, has anyone installed a new/second pickup on a Mustang before?

EDIT - I found this.

 

 

Thanks :thu:

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Hmmm...

I don't plan to get rid of this bass, I really love it,

but would installing a thumb rest decrease the value in anyway?


While I think about it, has anyone installed a new/second pickup on a Mustang before?

EDIT - I found
this
.



Thanks
:thu:

 

That's the same Telecaster bass pickup I put in mine in the '70s. Later I put in Dimarzio P pickups and a standard Fender bridge which is how it is today.

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