I just got my bass back from our own Lex Luthier who fitted a fingered extension in addition to some awesome varnish work. It was a pleasure meeting Jeff in person and having him work on my instrument - my scroll was a little cockeyed and Jeff had to fashion the extension to rest on the outer volute. Now all I have to do is work on my scales with that "new" octave and remember why the A and E strings don't seem to change pitch when tuning any more. Thanks again, Jeff. -Bud The obligatory eye candy Sorry the fullsized pic isn't a little more clear, it really doesn't do justice to how the instrument looks. My admiration of the luthier's craft is followed closely by that of the bass photographers. BTW, the bass is about a 50 year old carved Benedikt Lang (as talked about in some other thread).