Hi guys My first post so be gentle. Many years ago I used to play in a band but just rhythm guitar and singing so I never learnt to play anything other than chords. Until recently I hadn't touched a guitar since the early 80s but decided I wanted a new challenge in my retirement. Last week I bought a new Mexican Standard Strat and I love it! The problem I'm having is I keep touching the bridge with the heel of my hand and that changes the pitch. I know that there is a Fender bridge cover available but from what I understand it won't fit the Mexican. As the guitar has only just been setup by the store I'm reluctant to start messing with the bridge by blocking or decking and as we live over 100 miles from the store it's not easy to just call in and get it changed. It has 9s on and I don't want to change to anything heavier. I'm wondering if it's just that I have my picking hand in the wrong position but I can't work out where else to place it. The bridge cover would be the ideal solution but it doesn't look like that's an option. Andyfr.