I play a German Juzek 1/2 or 5/8 (I'm not sure) bass. I play in a medium sized string orchestra next to a 3/4 Juzek and the volume is fine for that application. However, in symphony orchestra I often find myself being drowned out (even more than basses usually are!). I've considered moving to a larger bass but none of the 3/4's not being used at my school really don't seem worth playing. I decided it would be better to sacrifice a little volume for good tone. Is this something I should always expect out of all smaller basses or does the overall output volume of the bass have just as much to do with quality of wood, construction, bow quality, strings, etc? I assume that it depends on a lot of things and not just body size?