I've come into possession of a half-size bass. There are a lot of things I like about it, though I'm not eager to be switching scale-lengths between it and my 3/4. I got the notion that I might want to have the neck extended by 3.5 inches, to give it a 41.5" scale. The suggestion came up that I just install an abbreviated tailpiece, then move the bridge and soundpost 3.5 inches lower on the top. I can't help but wonder if I'm likely to lose quite a bit of volume and maybe tone this way. Can I get some opinions on this?