I dropped by the LA Bass Works today because 7 weeks ago Rufus Reid, David Friesen, and Tyrone Wheeler had me convinced that my bridge was warped. They spent 15 minutes whacking it every which way during my combo audition. Worse yet, when Chris Fitzgerald did a flyby and played my bass they all said "See, it can bring it." Another "kill me now moment". But Chris DOES sound really good these days... When I brought the offending bridge to the LA Bass Works, Gabriel demonstrated that it was actually remarkably straight. After a 30 minute discussion with Gabriel and Lisa, we concluded that the only reason to replace the bridge would be to give it a few more millimeters to engage the bass bar. It might help with the loudness, but, it might not, and the new bridge would be taller unless I were willing to install adjusters, which I was hoping to eliminate to improve the tone and volume. End result, I walked out without ordering the new bridge. The thing is, I could tell they were hoping I'd go for it because they probably could really use the revenue, but, they put their reputation and their client's needs first and didn't push at all. That makes them one/two of the "goodguys", IMO.