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I’ve never used a thumb rest, but if I did, I think I would expect it to be above the 4th (E) string, not below the G.  

But then googling 'bass guitar thumb rest position' there’s at least one pic with it in the same position as in this ad.

As I said, I’ve never used a thumb rest, so could someone explain please?  I suppose it could be a finger rest if you’re picking just with your thumb?

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It's known as a tug bar in that position, for anchoring fingers whilst playing with your thumb. 👍🤪

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Thanks, BB.  For two hundred quid he ought to describe it properly....

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My 62 RI came with one already fitted, but I took it off as I didn’t use it, I do play with the thumb but not in that position, i Know a few people that have fitted them just for vintage decoration purposes 🙂

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I think I paid less than £10 for my Fender  ' NON ORININAL BLACK PLASTIC THUMB REST'. on my 72 Tele Bass.

Who's going to pay £200 for it? madness ( not the band)

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Blimey, it's even "collection only".......O.o

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I've often wondered about this – eBay listings with ludicrous prices - so have looked it up.

 

Apparently, the reason is that eBay offers no option for sellers to list items as being temporarily out of stock. They can only end or take down the listing, which means the message stating100 sold - over 10 remaining”, which is encouraging to buyers, will be lost for good.

 

If they take orders on an out of stock item, they risk being unable to fulfil orders if delivery is delayed/their supplier is out of stock, etc. That may cause them to fall foul of distance selling Reg’s and eBay’s rules and harm their feedback ratings.

 

As a result, a lot of sellers hedge their bets by putting the price up to something ludicrous whilst they wait to see if they can get more stock.

 

Doing this for a short time also helps keep their place in Best Match (so their item will be somewhere near the top of the list when people search) and retains the sold history. Doing it for longer is counter-productive, however, because every visit to the listing that doesn't result in a sale reduces the Best Match weighting.

 

Interesting, eh?

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Ooh a year of birth thumb rest, not something you see for sale everyday. Now where's that £200 I didn't want. 

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41 minutes ago, Maude said:

Ooh a year of birth thumb rest, not something you see for sale everyday. Now where's that £200 I didn't want. 

Keep up 😏 ,its not original so could be from 2018 which is a hefty mark up

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No one bid.  What's wrong with folk ?

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