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New bridge cover day.

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by dlew919, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. dlew919

    dlew919 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Put it on my Nashville with the Wilkinson bridge. Looks great. Fits perfectly.

    doesn’t change the sound much. In fact at all. String damping is impossible. But it looks nice.

    if I get enough interest I’ll post a pic.
     
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  2. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Interested.
     
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  3. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    I need to palm mute when I play, so I can't use a bridge cover ...
     
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  4. Boreas

    Boreas Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I can usually palm mute mine by just moving my hand a little north and resting it on the edge of the ashtray. It is easier without the cover. Tone? I can notice a difference, but it doesn't turn me off. FWIW, I use them on my Mustang and Jag/Jazz bridges as well. Just like the looks. I don't now if it is a myth or not, but s'posably Leo put them on Teles to help shield the bridge pups because they were so noisy. It does make a difference.

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  5. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    :cool:
     
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  6. Fearnot

    Fearnot Poster Extraordinaire

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    Remember, Leo didn't play guitar. He just saw that a lot of lap steels and dobros had bridge covers for the player to rest their picking hand, so he concocted bridge covers for most of his early designs. That's pretty much the reason they exist.

    They can be pretty, but I can't stand the damned things.
     
  7. Fretting out

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    Are you talking about the regular ashtray cover?

    I like using them, feels weird playing without one now
     
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    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    Could never hear any difference in the sound and for me they just get in the way.
    There’s been one in the case for well nigh on 50 years now.
     
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  9. dlew919

    dlew919 Doctor of Teleocity

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    There it is 3015BE2A-F4B4-4BCA-842F-3B4969B818D6.jpeg
     
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  10. Collin D Plonker

    Collin D Plonker Tele-Afflicted

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    I bought one for my Strat. I still have it ... somewhere.
     
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  11. ZenGuitarist

    ZenGuitarist Tele-Afflicted

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    I have a couple, but consider them as something that's more for show than go. I've never put mine on because I palm mute a lot.
     
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  12. AndrewG

    AndrewG Friend of Leo's

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    I also have a couple; one (a '70s 'original'!), I actually use as an ashtray in my shed, and the other languishes, unused, in the little plastic bag it came in with my AO50s. Never saw the point of the things; they serve no practical purpose for me.
     
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    I love the look and keep them on for some stuff, but they always come off at some point. Good thing it just takes seconds to change.
     
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    teleplayr Tele-Afflicted

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    There's a reason why people called them "Ash trays".
     
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  15. RockinforJesus

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    This one is very comfortable on my hand AND allows for palm muting. Best of both worlds.
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