I finally got around to getting my old (1951) American Standard to the shop for some setup and repair work. It turns out I need a new fingerboard, which I was not expecting, but the luthier is kindly working with me to keep the cost as low as possible. He is also going to replace the endpin, reset the new bridge I bought and string her up and get her ready for me to start learning on. I am excited! I want to give a big thank you shout out to Farmerdude on this forum for turning me on to Bill's Violin Shop in Kansas CIty. He is an outstanding gentleman that is not in the least bit snobbish or judgemental about my lack of all things bass related knowledge. His prices are reasonable and his knowledge pretty vast. PM me for contact info if you so desire!