As you all know, I'm getting towards the end of the Fairlane project. This is a newer design and there have been a lot of little details that have come up and been resolved along the way. This particular version is chambered for weight like I've done in the past and has a great acoustic tone but last night, I got a shock when I was playing around on it after restringing it with the new saddles. I bent over to pick something off the floor and I inadvertantly hit a couple of strings. With my head behind the bass body, it was LOUD - too loud for normal. So I put my ear against that back of the body and played normally. OMG!!! It sounded like the inside of the body was a cathedral and the walls were speakers! There was an incredible amount of volume within the body chambers. In one way, this is precisely what I was trying to achieve with this bridge design - get more coupling between the strings and the body without the insulation of a metal bridge. But I didn't ever expect it to be so loud and incredible sounding being done on one of my chambered designs. So now what to do with this newfound characteristic? I probably won't be doing anything with this particular instrument since it's been pretty much spoken for and it's late now as it is. But I'd like to hear opinions (especially from the knowledgable ) as to what I could do to exploit this in a future instrument. I never intended to make tone chambers or anything like that and I'm not going to pursue tuning the interior of the body. I'd just like to get a feel for how to get some of that great tone out of the body and into an amp - perhaps without using any other pickup? I'm just not up on the latest tech for this type of rig. So lemme have it!