https://www.tdpri.com/threads/do-you-use-your-“ashtray”-bridge-cover.965865/ Since reading this thread, I gave the ashtray cover a try, and found out I LOVE the tone I get. The difference is subtle, but it's there nonetheless. I cannot really say how the tone changes exactly, but it seems a bit louder and the notes seem to "glue" more as if there was less note separation and more sustain. The real downside is I cannot palm mute anymore, and I miss that depending on what I'm playing. Thus I found myself taking off the ashtray and putting it back on all the time, which is not practical. I was wondering what I could do to try and simulate the nuance I get with the ashtray. For the volume difference it's obvious and a no problem. But for the "glueing" effect? It's almost like a subtle compression effect. I tried to set the pickup a bit higher, but it's not the same. I tried to push the amp more while rolling off the volume on the guitar: it's close, but not still the same. I'm sure at higher volumes the difference becomes less obvious, but because I play intimate gigs, the ashtray seems to give me more resonance out of my esquire. Any idea? Or is this a silly question and I just have to learn how to do without palm muting? Thanks!