Picture this: you’ve got a bass guitar that’s heavier than a sumo wrestler at an all-you-can-eat buffet. What do you do? You take matters into your own hands and unleash the power of weight relief!

Now, I have to warn you, my fellow bass enthusiasts, this DIY weight relief technique may not be for the faint of heart. The process is simple yet audacious.

Oh boy, it takes a bold and adventurous spirit to take a saw and drill to your beloved instrument. But hey, if you’re willing to venture into uncharted territory in pursuit of the ultimate bass-playing experience, then this is the path for you.

Step one: cut the bass guitar

That’s right, take a saw and start chopping away. Who needs a full-size bass when you can have a pocket-sized version, am I right?

But wait, there’s more!

Step two: drill 11 holes in the bass guitar

Because why stop at just a few holes when you can turn your instrument into a Swiss cheese masterpiece? I can already hear the purists screaming in agony, but hey, who needs structural integrity when you’re aiming for weightlessness?

But let’s not forget the most important part of this whole endeavor—sacrificing comfort. Wait, what? Yes, you heard me right. Don’t sacrifice comfort. Because who needs to choose between a lightweight instrument and a cozy playing experience when you can have both? It’s like having your cake and eating it too, but instead of cake, it’s a bass guitar. Delicious!

So, here’s the secret ingredient to ultimate bass comfort: the lower horn.

Step three: Build a lower horn

That’s right, build a lower horn to replace the one you chopped off before (see step one), and attach it to the body. It’s like giving your bass guitar an ergonomic makeover. You’ll be rocking out with the kind of comfort that would make a La-Z-Boy recliner jealous.

There you go… The unconventional bass surgery to trim the fat of your bass is over. Your outrageous quest for the lightest bass guitar on Earth is a succes. Your inner weight-conscious musician should be happy.

So, my friends, if you want a lighter bass… Grab your tools and get ready to embark on a journey of musical transformation. Trim the headstock, drill those holes, and build that lower horn. Because when it comes to bass guitar weight relief, there are no limits. Who knows, you might just end up with the lightest, quirkiest, and most comfortable bass guitar in town.

Or maybe don’t… Yeah, just don’t !

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