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 Post subject: Rickenbacker Treble Bezel
PostPosted: January 20th, 2013, 11:27 am 
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Hey guys I know there are several of you on here that are Ric owners, so I wanted to recommend this treble bezel that's available. Just installed mine and it has a recessed thumbrest (the 'Cove' model it's called). It's a hard ABS plastic piece with a sort of rubberized feel to the surface. Really comfortable and conforms to the pickup surround in a way that makes it as inconspicuous as can be.
I just really dig it because I tend to anchor my thumb on the bridge pickup of any bass that has 2 pickups. This is something I couldn't do comfortably over the years with Rics and has been my only gripe about these basses, being primarily a fingerstyle player.

There are 3 versions. A plain one with no recess or thumbrest (Addison has one of these and may wanna chime in), the 'Cove' (which I have), and another that has a small protruding thumbrest.

Here's info on the different models:
http://www.tubeampology.com/2501.html

I got mine at Pick Of The Ricks, $36 USD

So here it is.

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And no, I'm not giving my '78 Jazz the ol' thumbs-down :mrgreen: :

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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker Treble Bezel
PostPosted: January 20th, 2013, 11:37 am 
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And if it's any help, here's a shot of the entire bass for context.

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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker Treble Bezel
PostPosted: January 20th, 2013, 6:55 pm 
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Not a Rick owner, but that's definitely a cool idea!

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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker Treble Bezel
PostPosted: January 20th, 2013, 6:59 pm 
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Yeah I've really been enjoying it

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PostPosted: January 20th, 2013, 8:25 pm 
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I have the other model, the "Deluxe", it's quite comfortable as well. Got it straight from the Tube Ampology guys here: http://www.tubeampology.com/2501.html

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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker Treble Bezel
PostPosted: January 20th, 2013, 10:35 pm 
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I also have the same one as A and B.


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker Treble Bezel
PostPosted: January 21st, 2013, 1:32 am 
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I had one of the first ones on my 4003, without the thumbrest. I really liked it, I hated the sharp edges of the bridge pickup surround and that huge gap around the pickup. Very nice piece of hardware, and a great upgrade to any Rickenbacker that has the pickup cover removed.

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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker Treble Bezel
PostPosted: January 21st, 2013, 9:53 am 
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Cool product. I agree, the gaping hole has always bothered me as well. This is a nice clean looking solution.


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker Treble Bezel
PostPosted: February 22nd, 2013, 7:23 pm 
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I made something similar using a L shaped piece of aluminum.


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