Please let me know of descent double bass luthiers in the Atlanta area, preferrably on the south side (I live in Peachtree City). I want to have 'em look over, and adjust as necessary, my 8 year old Dvorak plywood, but have it back in time to play weekend gigs. Also, I've been playing for years with an adjustable bridge from which I removed the wheels and placed 1/8" wooden shims (having read an interenet article about metal height adjusters possibly detracting from the sound). Since I've been playing for some years now, I am sure that my hands have the strength to handle higher tension. What would I gain with higher bridge and/or thicker strings (I now use Spirocore weichs, mostly pizz but some arco in jazz stuff).