Hello guys! I've seen this idea discussed on facebook for only just a second, and everybody was telling the guy how insane he was for having it. I am fully aware that this is not "recommended" and that a bridge is best with a foot over the bass bar. Buutttt.... I'm curious? I've heard that a 4/4 bridge has a way of improving bass in the tone of an upright. Has anyone tried this or played the bass of another who was? I almost want to try it! I'm a bluegrasser playing on a (3/4) 1940 Kay M-1 that sounds as good as you'd ever want a bass to sound. I've got a set of 4/4 spirocores on it because I heard they also have a way of amplifying the instrument. I never really did a comparison, I just laced it up with 4/4's as soon as I bought it, it sure is loud though! It did however reduce the string tension. As a banjo player also, I have certain set up concepts drilled into my brain. Banjos have adjustable tailpieces that move up or down to change string tension, so I laced my bass backwards with the ball end of the string out front instead of behind the tailpiece to create more of an angle with the strings below the bridge to get my string tension back. It's not 100% but it's pretty darn close to my "traditional" tension. Banjo players are also picky about the thickness of their bridges, preferring thinner bridges because thicker has too much bass. Hhmmmmm Any and all input welcome, this is my first post here !