I have a (relatively) old Englehardt C-1. I was considering replacing it with a Shen or New American Standard. But, finances indicate that an upgrade of the bass is more feasible. Also, I want to start down the dark path of bass luthiery... Now there is luthier approx 100 miles away...but time and money limit my access. (i.e. spare the the go to a luthier preaching please). I have cabinet making experience and decent tools. Background: The bass has always played pretty well and sounds great...bone stock, Helicore Pizz...Fishman BP-100 pickup. I play 95% pizz Jazz with some Arco endings. But has always been a little quiet. I have adjusted the soundpost and rebuild the current adjustable bridge in the past. Plan (in order): 1) New bridge w/ Fishman full-circle (already ordered from "all hail" Bob G). 2) Replace the wire hanger on the Tailpiece with some high-tech cord. 3) Replace the Tailpiece with an MPM compensated Tailpiece (probably myrtle burl) I plan to perform these operations in order, and observe the sonic changes and playability of the bass. Any words of wisdom or comments on my plan of attack? All will be welcome.