How to make my warwick corvette lighter...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by bassman74, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. bassman74


    Jan 2, 2007
    Hi guys,

    Here's my new project...

    I have a 10.??? pound corvette that needs to loose weight...

    Here's the plan:

    1) install Gotoh Res-o-lite tuners (35gr./each)
    2) installing flush-mount dunlop strap-lock
    3) replacing the longbarrel jack by an electrosocket set-up
    4) drilling the brass knobs as much as possible
    5) Taking off the neck and drilling some connecting holes between the neck pocket and the neck pick-up
    6) drilling some holes in the pickup cavity...

    Any other suggestions???
  2. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Majestic Wood Supply Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    From Louisiana/In Arkansas
    Majestic Swamp Ash
    Sell it and get you a lighter bass.
  3. bassman74


    Jan 2, 2007
    AH AH AH

    Mr. Majestic :smug:
  4. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Inactive

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    Have you tried the gym ;)
  5. bassman74


    Jan 2, 2007
    I was thinking of building a sort of a rack to hold the guitar while i play, i'm 82 years old and my back hurts terribly...

  6. funkadelickbass


    Aug 13, 2006
    Milwaukee, WI
    Social Media and Sales:
    Any drilling could really change the tone of your bass...

    I'd say, if you haven't tried already, just use the thickest strap you can find...mine is 3 1/2" and you can find them as wide as 4"
  7. mokkat


    Jan 22, 2008
  8. bassman74


    Jan 2, 2007
    I already bought a 4'' moody leather strap.

    It's confortable and i can easily endure it for a few hours

    I'm just crazy about customizing my corvette to be different then the one you can find in the stores or internet...

    I decided to make it as light as possible as a funny project!

    It's a certain goal that i want to reach make a corvette lighter...
  9. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Well, you could route out large areas on the back and then cover it with another thin board.

    It won't be quick or cheap, but it will do the job. Oh, and it will significantly affect the value...


    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Throw the straps away. Attach bass to suspenders. Sit on thick foam pad on floor. And sing, "Ohm" while moving head forward and back. Oh, don't forget the incense.
  11. Not to discourage, but I will be shocked & amazed if the listed mods do much beyond ruining your resale value. Please keep us posted. :)

    Edit: Enlarge & seal the control cavity, then fill it w/compressed hydrogen gas. Oh the humanity...
  12. Here ya go!
  13. You can't remove a meaningful amount of wood from it without mangling it.
    You're kind of stuck with the bridge.
    Tuners? Good idea. Switching to plastic knobs will shave a surprising amount.
    That's all, I'm afraid.
  14. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Inactive

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    I'd pass if you can handle the weight.
  15. vbasscustom


    Sep 8, 2008
    yeah, while you gig attach about 6 helium balloons to the bass, that should make it lighter ;)

    huh, thats actually not a bad idea