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Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:31 am
by ilan
If I hadn't already bought one...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rickenbacker-4003-B ... 244wt_1137

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(No affiliation, just a heads-up)

Re: Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:17 am
by 1STNAMEBASSIST
I can't believe it! I just got the standard bezel two weeks ago and I love it, but having one with the thumbrest would be great!

Re: Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:53 am
by BAD RONBO, KiLLeR DWaRfS
i knew someone would listen to me. may be not close enough to where i usually play on the actual coil, but a step in the right direction. kudos.

Re: Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:42 pm
by cassius987
Really? I don't know, to me that seems like it would just get in the way--as much as I like the Tubeampology bezels already. If I buy another it'll remain standard. Still I gotta give credit to Frank for perceiving a demand and marketing to it.

Re: Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:11 am
by BAD RONBO, KiLLeR DWaRfS
you're right. since that cradles up under the surround, that post would stick up and be in the way of picking, perhaps. i'd prefer a thumb dimple right near the coil.

Re: Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:50 am
by Low End Lover
I, too, just got a standard one. Has anyone tried this one? Looks cool. When I got a FL, I think I will give it a try. Try as I might, I just can't suss out the whole floating thumb thing.

Re: Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:06 am
by hieronymous
Hmm, I'm tempted. On my 4001 I rest my thumb on the pickguard, but this thumb-rest might actually be about where it is on my Alembic. Although I play with a pick a lot, I'm not too concerned about it getting in the way, since I tend to pick in between the front pickup and the neck. I don't like to pick right over the pickups anyway, sometimes the noise of the pick hitting the pickup comes through!

EDIT: Looks like I won't be getting it - it's for the 4003 and mine's a 4001... :cry:

Re: Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:48 am
by ilan
hieronymous wrote:EDIT: Looks like I won't be getting it - it's for the 4003 and mine's a 4001... :cry:


You can use it in a 4001.

My kid's 4003S has the flat surround (what Frank calls a 4001 surround) so according to Frank I should have used the flat bezel, and I still used the "model 4003" bezel inside it, it fits very well, and since I have lowered the pickup to match the neck pickup's output, it's now flush with the lower level of the bezel, so it's actually better suited for the bass than the flat "model 4001" bezel.

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Here's the flat "4001 MHG" model - I think the stepped bezel actually works better in the flat surround.

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Re: Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:59 am
by ilan
hieronimous: now he has a 4001 model (flat) bezel with thumbrest.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rickenbacker-4001-B ... 874wt_1137

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Re: Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:46 am
by hieronymous
Thanks for the heads-up!!! Might just have to go for it...

Re: Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:08 am
by kiramdear
I think it looks like a great product and would probably get one if I decided to abandon the cover. But it actually serves my style to have a place in that spot to rest my palm.

Re: Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:10 am
by ilan
And now there's a flat model with a cove:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rickenbacker-4001-B ... 874wt_1137

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Re: Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:34 am
by cheyenne
Will one of these fit in a V63 with the shoes removed?

Re: Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:43 am
by rickaddict
cheyenne wrote:Will one of these fit in a V63 with the shoes removed?


I don't think so unless you modify it. The RI horseshoe bobbin is larger, wider and the ends are more oval than rectangular.

Re: Deluxe bezel with an integrated THUMB REST

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:46 am
by rickaddict
ilan wrote:And now there's a flat model with a cove:


That's nice that this guy keeps responding to everyone's requests so quickly. I was sort of envisioning a dimple above the pickup that allowed your thumb to rest on the pickup though.