Hi, Since January, I have been lucky enough to have purchased 2 Kay basses, a 1951 C-1 and a 1963 M-3. I was bassless for a time and was thrilled to find both basses that I really wanted. After reading parts of the Chuck Traeger book on setting up a bass, I opted to replace both endpins with wood dowels. The C-1 now has a hardwood 5/8 inch dowel and the M-3 has a maple 1/2 inch dowel. Both have rubber stoppers on the ends. Because of the Covid19 situation, I have been unable to play bluegrass with friends, so both are untested. The M-3 formally had a flimsy mahogany? endpin and the C-1 had a heavy metal endpin with a large rubber stopper (almost like a small doorstop) on the end. Will these changes improve my sound and volume, or should I have left things alone? Thanks for your help.