I was thinking of adding some upgrades to my 2005 Fender American Deluxe Precision Ash V. At this time I am primarily considering a bridge upgrade. I would like to use the same mounting holes, continue to load the strings through the body, and want something that will obsorb less of the strings vibrations than the factory bridge. It seams that my Carvin had better sustain than this Fender and I thought that maybe the beefy bridge on the Carvin was the reason why. If anyone has or has had one of these beautiful 5 string basses and has any experience with upgrading the bridge, please let me know your experiences. What are your thoughts?