Jay Scott Guitar

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’51 P-Bass Build, Part 6: The Reveal!

I need a thumb rest on this bass. The Barden pickup isn’t housed in a plastic cover, so it won’t really do for that job. Bring on the trial-and-error! The standard black plastic Fender rest works well, but doesn’t contribute much of anything visually. The full-blast bridge and pickup cover combo is a bit Flash Gordon for me. But the pickup cover alone is perfect. Just enough flash, and a wide range of thumb positions for getting nice tones.

And that is the final touch. This bass looks and sounds killer!