It'll look like crapola if you don't get a full refinish when you cut the contours. And it really doesn't save that much weight unless you make them really deep. Try a wider strap to spread the weight around a little bit.
And for the electronics, all of the existing stuff would be replaced with the new pre-amp. And no offense, but if you don't know how to even remove the knobs that don't have set screws, you should probably take the bass in to a tech to get the work done, or just leave it stock. What are you hoping to get out of the new pre amp anyways?
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Last edited by Stilettoprefer : 01-19-2013 at 12:37 AM.