I'd like some opinions; I need some work done on my bass, and I'm considering doing it myself as I hope to soon find a way to learn instrument repair and making and I think this would be an interesting project for me. What needs to be done is to pop the top to relieve some tension around the lower bout that's causing it to constantly pop open about two inches on either side of the saddle. (it's a newer instrument, and it's assumed that the wood has just contracted causing this tension.) Also I have a wing crack that should probably be cleated while the top is off. Considering I have decent woodworking skills and a good amout of string instrument knowledge, do you guys think I can pull this off myself? The part that seems toughest to me is re-setting the soundpost, and not the actual woodwork... I do have a luthier who would probably lend me the tools to do it, and could put things back together in case I screwed up. The bass isn't a precious vintage instrument, so I'm not really worried about that either. Thoughts?