I found myself unable to afford a new bass, but with my upcoming birthday (Monday) and the pending Christmas season have left me with opportunities to, well, hotrod my bass. I had enough for new pickups (Seymour Duncan Hot for P and Hot for J) last monday and an Aguilar OBP-3 preamp for my birthday. My choice for the next piece in the puzzle is a bridge for Christmas. I was planning on getting a Leo Quann Badass II, but my teacher was telling me about how the old P-basses had these mutes you could bring up or something under the strings and with flatwounds, you could get it to sound less like an electric and more like an upright. The way he explained it, it soudned like the mutes were a part of the bridge and you brought them up with some kind of lever or something. Now, obviously this isn't done anymore (except maybe on that custom shop reissue), but there HAS to be a company that's recreated this, right? Anyone know/willing to share the info?