Been puttin alot of Mikeys TP's on and just wanted to send him some props. [that's how you whippersnappers say it, right?] Among others I put one on Carlos Henriquezs' New Standard and he loves it. Every one I have put on has been met with much satisfaction from the owners. Sometimes it is a little subjective as to how much the bass improves though. Well, the other day I had a real objective experience. Nice young man and up and coming player by the name of William Morris [no, not that William Morris] brought his Sirletto Bros bass in to work on a nasty A wolf. Now this bass has been through the mill with a neck graft, two bass bars and other sundries. Each major job[some done by Shank] has resulted in an improved tone but the wolf has been persistant since he got the bass. The last time I worked on it [a bass bar crack] I suggested to Bill that he might want to try changing the tailpiece in the future. I was a little reluctant as it was made by the maker and was kinda cool looking. However it was 20 inches long! We did a real A/B test on it. Soundpost, bridge everything the same, just put on a Pecanic ziracote tp-heavy, bout like ebony. When Bill started tuning it up he started making happy noises and didn't stop. Usually when your fighting a wolf if you make it just better you are successful. Well this one just left the building, completely and clearly gone. Before Bill couldn't play a fingered a on the e string and play vibrato-now he could, no mistaking it. He also claimed the whole bass was freer, but that's subjective I guess. Sometimes ya get lucky! Mostly not, but ya gotta remember when ya do.