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Roscoe Beck bass help

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by slam, Dec 13, 2002.

  1. slam

    slam Guest

    Mar 22, 2000
    I own a Fender Roscoe Beck bass, but it is too heavy for me to gig with it. I like most everything else about this beast but the 10.5 lbs on my shoulder. I would like to get some adventuresome luthier to help me lighten the load.

    Ive got a couple of ideas on how this might be accomplished.

    One is to try and lighten the existing body by hollowing it out somehow.

    The other idea is to have an entirely different body made to fit the hardware and electronics.

    Does anybody know of any luthier that does such things?


  2. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Have you tried one of those straps that cross in the back, taking the weight off of one shoulder and spreading the weight across both of them.