I don't mind moving the soundpost around on my Strunal. But then, I couldn't resist the tone knobs on my electric bass either... I wanted a dark, mushy sound. So I moved it further away from the bridge to achieve this (about an inch and a half). But last month I went in the other direction, really close (if it went through the top it would touch the bridge foot). From where I stand, it sounds better than ever...even darker and fuller to me. Even if I buy the "every bass has its own tone signature" argument, there's got to be some useful generalizations for soundposts at least, right? What generally happens as the soundpost moves closer to the foot?