Due to chronic back pain, I have to stick to basses that are around 8 to 8.5lb. Hipshot licensed Ultralites got my Vintage Modified Precision V under the limit- 8lb 6oz, to be precise. Unfortunately, I just installed a Hipshot Kickass bridge. It's a nice piece, but it's 6oz heavier than the OEM bridge. The obvious solution would have been to re-install the stock bridge, since I had it shimmed out for correct string spacing anyway... ...So of course, I immediately started carving the body down instead. My idea was to give the VMP5 the Aerodyne treatment- keep the overall P-bass outline, but thin the body. Carve the top, deepen the tummy cut, etc., to see if I could get 6oz out of the already light basswood body.