Well, here's another gizmo that has gained my interest in trying to coax Cinderella out of my beginner bass. It's some kind of brass fastener, about 3 oz., that's supposed to attach to an electric bass' headstock...or a double bass scroll!!!! Hey, Joe Satriani isn't afraid of the camera with one of those doo-hickies on his guitar. Has anyone thrown $30 dollars away for one (or more) of these things, and if you're brave enough to admit it did it take you in the direction of goodness? Thanks for any useful feedback.