Alright. I am sitting here looking at one of my basses. It's a German, fully-carved, archback, maker unknown. It has a Shank bridge with ebony adjusters. I am not a big fan of ebony adjusters to begin with, but what really gripes me, is the bridge is the shortest bridge that I have seen. From the top of the bass to the highest point on the bridge is only 146 mm. My other bass has a fixed-bridge (i.e., no adjusters) and its height is 159 mm. Now, I understand that bridge height should have some sort of proportional relationship to the angle of the neck, but my assumption is that the current set-up of this bass prohibits its "openness". Am I somewhere in the hemisphere of correctness in this assumption? Let's say for instance that I have the angle of the neck increased, and have a new bridge installed.(One without ebony adjusters) Could this increase the openness and sonority of the bass? Am I on the right track?