Of course it was Lemmy, but the keen-eyed among you have probably noticed that he is playing a Thunderbird, and more importantly - a Thunderbird with some kind of custom hand rest. Some detective work reveals that the older T-birds had bridge and pickup covers but this looks more like a one-off modification for this bass.
Anybody got any idea where I may be able to order a custom handrest for my t-bird? No way can I make one myself - I can barely put a cheese sandwich together.
Looks like a bent piece of sheet metal. As far as I know there hasn’t been any factory pickup covers with 4 mounting screws and square mounting edges.
Edit: Nevermind. Looking REALLY close at the photo I think he’s right; looks like the fender one
If you can live with Fender ashtray do it. Custom made ones are stupidly expensive, I went to check out the custom made control plate for my MusicMan Sabre bass the metal shop wanted $150 for the first piece. That’s a flat piece of sheet metal, lol. While I didn’t expect it to be $20 $150 is steep.
Of course, if you have the skills and equipments and/or have a friend who own a metal shop it could probably get done for less than $5, lol.
Before you drill any holes to mount it, mount it first with the double sided tape. I could almost guarantee you that you would not like how it plays. Aside from looking good and shielding electronics it a poorly functional piece of metal when it comes to hand placement.