I thought I'd post here for some feedback from the great folks in the Luthier's corner... I've got an amazing Carvin 5 string. It's the bass I've owned the longest. I love the neck profile. Narrow and easy to manage. I love the tone. I dropped some Bartolini pups and pre-amp in 20+ years ago. It looks great, sounds great, plays great. I'm mostly a 4 string guy, but there's a project or two where the 5 string is the right tool for the job. Sometimes it's a 3 hour job, and it's too heavy for me for those longer gigs. I don't enjoy playing it... In a perfect world, it would weigh about 2 lbs less. Are there any ways to successfully reduce the weight of the instrument? Replacing the heavy brass bridge and bridge plate would save a handful of ounces. What about "chambering" it? Is that totally a bad idea? Thanks in advance!