what is the relationship between string tension (boyancy) and the tailpiece? A friend has a little piece of wood (or some other hard material) under the tailpiece (where the wire meets the bass). This seems to be making his strings be more boyant and have less tension. I also have a piece of wood there, but it isn't as big. Just to see what would happen, I rolled a paper towel up and cut it to size and placed it under the wire to raise the tailpiece up a little. I raised my strings up a little too and it seems like there is less tension on the strings and they are more boyant. should i get a new (wood?) piece put under the tailpiece to raise it up if i like how this feels and sounds? How much would something like this cost?