I found THE bass that fits me, one problem with it; it's 10.5 lbs. It'a Sterling 5HH made of northern ash. Is it possible to have the back of the body planed down .25" and route channels, to lighten it by 1 lb and cap it off? The body is small, @ 19x12.5x1.75".......or should I just build a Swamp Ash body? If I could bring this down to the 9-9.5 lb range, without swapping the stock tuner to Hipshots, I'd be happy with it.