I've asked some of these questions before but never got satisfactory answers. Gonna try again, but here's the deal first. I've often wanted to take one of my basses and make it REALLY my own, customize it, upgrade it, change things to make it suit me. The reason I don't - I don't know anything at all about upgrading a bass, never did it, and I'm concerned that i'm just gonna wreck an otherwise good instrument. First few of probably MANY questions to come..... What's the deal with badass bridge? How does it affect the sound. Why do people seem to unanimously think these are the best bridges? Can one be installed on ANY bass (i'm thinking of upgrading a danelectro hodad)? Does anyone have any other suggestions for a bridge/tailpiece for a Hodad. If i want to upgrade a tone control, how do I go about knowing if i'm getting a better one than the one that's in there and can I even upgrade? The present tone control doesn't have much flexibility - it almost acts as an on off switch. Is it possibly to make a neck stronger? The neck is very subject to temperature changes. Can a better truss rod be put in? Is there any way to get better reinforcement? That's it for now. Any help is appreciated.