I've been in contact with a luthier of acoustic guitars who is willing to make me an acoustic bass... at cost of materials. I'm planning on taking him up on this offer. I'm looking for information on: 1) Pickups - Is my only real choice a piezo bridge? Bridge + Mic combo (I've seen a few of these for guitars)? 2) Bridge - Is the only practical bridge for an acoustic bass a fixed piezo bridge? Is there anything possible as far as using a standard bridge on an acoustic? How about a wooden adjustable bridge (I've seen a few of these floating around TB on electric bases (particularly fretless)? 3) Preamp/Electronics - Fishman and LR Baggs my only options as far as onboard tone control goes? Should I go with a dedicated external box? I'm certainly not banking on this instrument having enough volume... hence my interest in these components. I'd really like to have a nicely amplifiable, acoustic tone. As long as it is loud enough to practice unplugged, I'm not overly concerned regarding the volume. Looking forward to opinions, thoughts, feedback (ha!)!