Fender Telecaster Bridge Cover

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Telecaster Bridge Cover

  • Original Fender replacement part
  • Only suitable for American and Mexico vintage models with 3-saddle bridge
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 9.4 x 9.4 / 8 x 1.7 cm
  • Colour: Chrome
available since June 2006
Item number 190609
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£21.50
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Retro style vs playing style
RN. 28.07.2015
The cover looks great in a retro-ish style and for some of my playing styles it is almost essential to have this attached so that I can attack the strings with a bit more confidence. If you like your teles workmanlike, though, you can easily swap this back and forth because it clips onto the bridge of my 50s Classic Vibe tele with no problems at all. It does, however, come into contact with the body and may affect the finish there after a while.

It greatly reduces hum from the bridge pickup when it's in place, which is probably more of a problem in a studio setting if you're especially close to recording or outboard equipment, or a computer. It fixes that nicely.

I use a mix of bridge muting and neck muting in my normal playing, and this makes bridge muting impossible, so some things I play need a little adjustment since the bridge cover not only keeps you away from the bridge, but also a little way above the strings where they emerge. I can always remove the cover in those cases. I like it, and I'm glad I have it!
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As Good as Supposed to Be
Shtimkily 02.11.2017
In a word - it's an Tele Ash Tray and it's a good one. As expected.
A hint for Thomann peaople - please add Ash Tray in the description - we almost missed this one when searching for the cover.
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The ashtray returns!
Anonymous 13.08.2014
If you've got a vintage or vintage-reissue Fender and you need someplace to put your cigarettes, this is the piece! It's a little on the expensive side as it does nothing beneficial from a tonal standpoint, it's mainly cosmetic (if anything, some internet pundits claim it actually makes the tone worse, that's something I'm not too sure of though). That said, it's certainly 'authentic' and if you're going for that late-60s period correct look on your Telecaster then this is essential. I'm not 100% certain why this existed back then as it obviously was only "standard issue" for a few years - the 'ashtray' colloquialism caught on later, I think - but here you go. For the vintage completist in all of us.
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Not necessary but a nice traditional addition
Al S. 26.01.2016
Old Teles used to come with these. If you're a constant palm-muter it's probably not worthwhile, otherwise give it a try. It looks good: I've fitted two of these to two Fender Teles & they fit perfectly first time.
It helps good hand position, especially for finger players & protects the bridge & pickups from corrosion & dust.
They're so easy to put on & take off that some might consider it worthwhile to have one on the guitar just while it's hanging on the wall or on its stand.
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