Hi guys, A couple years ago I picked up a beat up old ply wood at a garage sale for under $100. No bridge, tail piece, strings, or sound post...but otherwise only cosmetic damage to the bass. The name on the bass is "Andreas Hornsteiner" and it at least says it was made in Germany in the 1980's. I bought some crappy used parts and had a luthier assemble this make-shift bass to use as my backup instrument. I haven't used it too often but now am wanting to play it out more. I'm thinking of having some work done: a new ebony finger board ($500-800), a bridge ($250ish), and whatever else needs to be done. It sounds ok now, but I'm hoping having this work done will really help the bass and not spoil the great deal I got on the bass. Any insight?