Hi all, My teacher is proposing a couple of changes to my bass which he said will help improve the tone, including: 1) Replacing the tailpiece (currently a heavy ebony TP) to something lighter. He mentioned a plastic tailpiece which I believe to be the Wittner Ultra. 2) Replacing the endpin (currently a heavy steel piece) with either wood or carbon fibre assemblies instead I have scoured through the threads on endpins and tailpieces (a deep rabbit hole indeed!) and it seems that there have been varying experiences on individual basses. While I am also keen to give these upgrades a go (since they are pretty much reversible and not too pricey), I was wondering if a lightweight tailpiece/endpin might be "too much a good thing". I read from some of the posts that some players "prefer some mass" to prevent the sound from becoming too bright/brittle, and that it's best to just experiment with one component at a time. If so, I am unsure if I should work with the tailpiece or endpin first. If it helps any, I am currently playing an old fully carved flatback which does already have a pretty good tone for both pizz and arco. I am doing 60/40 arco/pizz, with a slight focus on classical studies to supplement my interest in jazz playing. I guess I am part of the usual "content, but looking to push things abit more" gang of tweakers. Hoping to draw on the collective experience of the TB crowd, many of which would have went down this well-trodden path. Thanks! Edit: Not sure if this should be under the "Accessories" forum instead. My apologies if I have posted this thread in the wrong forum!