I'm looking to start building a 30" four-string soon, and I was worried about tension since I wasn't wanting to change strings from what works on my P bass. I was going to use a TOM-style bridge and run the strings a few inches past the saddles before going through the body, trying to help with the tension. I got to thinking, and I don't know if this is a stupid idea or not, but couldn't I run some long strings further through the body? Like, have less than a 90-degree angle at the bridge, and the ferrules somewhere around the sweet spot on the back. It randomly occurred to me how awesome and punchy a 30" strung BEAD might be. Would it work? A 30" B-string that was usable?