I have a 7/8 Eastman carved bass that I find has a very stiff feel. I own a 7/8 Christopher bass with the same set-up as the Eastman, but is a pleasure to play. I use a combination of steel and gut on both, but they feel completely different. The Christopher's bridge is jacked up to give it the right feel. However, the Eastman is set-up like I have Starks on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.