Ok, I have this plan: got a used Steinberger Synapse on a deal. Many things I love:tuners, neck. I hate the body, specifically the curved top - I like a top to be at least another 3/16-1/4" under the fingerboard level, for thumb resting purposes, amoungst others.. So, I am planning on removing the top(or killing this bass trying). I have other plans if that can be accomplished, as that dude said in Pulp FIction, "and then we are going to get medieval". Suggestions on removing the top are what I want. My plan(seriousy) was to slide it through the table saw and skin off the finish along one side so I can find the line where it is bound to the body, then tap in a putty knife while going along warming it up.