Somebody gave me an old Mittenwald Bass (carved, I believe) with a soundpost that is rolling around in the bottom of the bass. Ive read on here the danger of not having it fit correctly. Since it looks like an old, carved bass (and has some cracks on the ribs and a couple of repaired cracks on top) I want to make sure its done right. I dont plan on doing the work myself, Im taking it to a luthier, but I wanted to ask him about his approach after I hear your opinions. How exactly do you get the ends of the soundpost to match the curvature of the top and bottom? Do you use the lipstick method the same way you would fit a bridge? Or do you make a template that fits the curve of the top and bottom, and then use that as a guide to round the edges accordingly so you dont have it sitting on an edge/corner? The post thats in there looks like it was cut with a radial arm saw. I put a square up to it, and it is square....but since the top is curved, Im afraid its been sitting on the beveled edges the whole time its been in the bass. Thanks in advance for your help.