Need a Thumb Rest for Your uBass?

bb-flyerThen Kala recommends the Bass Buddy Thumb Rest System.

Available through Kala’s web store for $15.98 or through the Bass Buddy company themselves, the system consists of three small thumb rests that you can place anywhere on your electric bass or uBass. And the best part is that you don;t have to put any holes in your beloved instrument. The rests attach with a special adhesive supplied with the system. The company says they can easily be removed if necessary without damage to your instrument.

According to Bass Buddy:

The system uses three Bass Buddy thumb rests that you can place exactly where you need them to provide fixed reference points for you thumb. You get greater playing accuracy and speed, and more versatility in the sounds you get from your bass! Use a Bass Buddy close to the bridge for an extra “twangy” sound, the center Bass Buddy for your normal playing, and a Bass Buddy close to the neck for an extra full sound.

If you were looking for a way to put a thumb rest on your uBass, then the Bass Buddy is worth a shot. It’s cheap enough to try and if you don’t like it, they can easily be removed.

What’s not to like?


2 thoughts on “Need a Thumb Rest for Your uBass?

  1. I bought a set of these for my Kala spruce-top fretted ubass, and when I got them one had fallen off the adhesive sheet that is supposed to hold them on the bass. I stuck it back on, and trimmed the sheet of adhesive as instructed, and applied the set of 3 to the Ubass. A few hours later, one had fallen off on its own (the adhesive stayed on the ubass, but came off the thumbrest). A little light pressure on the other two popped them right off, again leaving the adhesive on the bass. The double-stick adhesive they provide, ironically doesn’t stick well to the plastic that the thumbrest is made of.
    I imagine some 3M adhesive strips for hanging objects on walls would work, but right now they’re sitting unused…arriving in the mail already having fallen off the adhesive sheet should have been warning enough, I guess. Possibly the adhesive deteriorates with age, as I can’t imagine why Kala would be recommending these things if they just fall off. Don’t waste your money unless you’re willing to figure out a better way to hold it on, something the manufacturer should have done. Maybe I’d expect this from a $5 ebay purchase from China, but not from these pricey little things that sound good but don’t really work.

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