Friends- am in need of some advice! I just moved from my house in the burbs into an apt in S.F. and am finding it very difficult to play upright without bugging my neighbors. I'm a 9-5'er and typically practice from 10-12 at night so I need something very quiet. I've read through all the threads here on various mutes / strapping things to the bridge / isolating the endpin from the floor, etc. All of these work pretty well but my bass is still too loud for me to comfortably practice per my regular schedule. Renting a practice space or practicing immediately after work are not options. So-- anyone have any ideas on any really silent basses out there that have the same scale length of a standard 3/4 upright? I've looked at the-- Yamaha Silent Bass / Kydd-- ($$$$) Dean Pace / Zeta-- (basically seem like slab basses) Eminence-- (nice bass but still too loud acoustically) Does this sound crazy-- I am thinking of slapping a bass neck / bridge / tailpiece onto a piece of wood for night practicing. I'm thinking that I'd only be able to hear the true string noise with no resonance (like playing a slab unplugged.) Anyone tried this or know of any alternatives? Parts alone would run a few hundred dollars so if anyone has any better ideas please let me know. Honestly I'm so bummed about not being able to practice regularly that I'm thinking of switching back to slab. I don't want to give up on upright just yet but I definitely need to find a solution. thanks much.