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How Would You Handle An Over-Weight T40?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ejaggers, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. ejaggers


    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, tx
    I saw this on CL..... $499
    I guess this is one way...


    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
  2. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Yeah, that probably got the weight down to about 11 lbs!
  3. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    I was gonna come here and say "with a firm grip and by lifting with the legs". But you can do that too.
  4. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    "Over-weight T40" seems redundant.
  5. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
  6. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    To test the weight reduction, I'd like to beat the perpetrator of that "work" with this bass and see if he survives.
  7. Marko 1

    Marko 1

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    I'd have routed out the back without cutting through the face of the body so at least it looked solid from the front-- of course leaving appropriate thickness where needed. Actually I'd have none nothing, but if someone put a gun to my head... :)
    Artman, basspraiser and jackn1202 like this.
  8. georgiagoodie

    georgiagoodie The winged monkeys showed up

    Jan 8, 2008
    HOLY T-40 BATMAN!?!
    This is probably the result of a hasty, poor decision dealing with a very sore back on a Monday after a full weekend of gigging with it...
  9. tpaul

    tpaul Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    I would first assure it that it is beautiful regardless of its weight and society's expectations. I would then ask it to join me for a drink.
  10. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    There oughta be a law!
  11. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    ha! i actually don't mind the look of the T-40 in the OP. different strokes.
  12. cataract


    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    Is it weird that I would rather go in the other direction entirely and replace the neck with one made of solid aluminum?
  13. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Here's the stupid thing...

    Many people's grandpa or someone they knows grandpa have a woodworking shop of some sort and always looking for something to do. Instead of wasting all that time and devaluing a bass, all they had to do was go to grandpa and ask him to copy the body build a lighter replacement. Grandpa would happily be all over that!
  14. TrevorOfDoom

    TrevorOfDoom Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Why is it so hard to figure out that if you're gonna route a bass body, you route UNDER THE PICKGUARD!!
    Not the back, not random holes everywhere! You route under the pickguard so it maintains its visual presentation, but sheds some weight.
  15. TrevorOfDoom

    TrevorOfDoom Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Why didn't you just route under the pickguard?
    jamro217 likes this.
  16. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
  17. RissKippery


    Mar 3, 2016
    It's super funny that they drilled THROUGH the pick guard, hahaha.
  18. toomanyslurpees


    Jan 21, 2009
    Guy bringing his bass in to a tech: Can you weight relieve my T-40
    Tech: Yes
    Guy with the T-40: Great! I'll be back in 15 minutes to pick it up!
    Tech: No problem!
  19. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    I wonder if you could plane both sides of the body and glue on a layer of wood front and back.
    groovaholic and Relsom like this.
  20. sedan_dad


    Feb 5, 2006
    Sell it or trade it off.
    Wallofbasses and gebass6 like this.

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