I posted this in the UK forum, so forgive the dual posting...
I just got a used Jorgenson and want to get another bridge on there cuz the stock one isn't doing it for me. The guitar sounds a little "soft" and I know some of this is due to the bridge. Either the height of it or something else. I want more bark and volume out of the guitar and definitely want to be able to dig into the notes more without it crapping out on me. Don't get me wrong, it sounds good, but I think it's capable of much more given a good setup and possibly a new bridge.
So... Does anyone have recommendations for a good replacement bridge? I know the usual suspects, like the Duponts and Dell Arte and I guess having a custom one made is also an option, but I'm not sure which height bridge to get for this guitar. I know some of it is down to personal preference, but there must be some general guidelines. On that note, does anyone have recommendations for a good luthier in the Seattle, WA area who knows how to work on these guitars and could set the guitar up with a new bridge?
Also, what tonal benefit, if any is there to swapping the stock tailpiece for say, a DR? Do most change it out to eliminate rattles. Mine doesn't rattle so far, so I'm not inclined to replace it unless it will improve the guitar's sound.