I have a Grunert 1978 gamba bass. I guess the bridge has got the same age as the bass. It is a littlebit warped towards the fingerboard. Though I have used a hot pan to soften the wood and the heavy kitchen table to bend it straight, it warps back to its "worn-out" shape after a while. So I'm considering a new bridge. Would a new bridge sound better than an old one? Does an old bridge absorb vibrations because of the 30-year-old "dead" wood fibres? Will a new bridge sound fuller? Any ideas?