I've checked the Variaxbass and I think it sounded (with a litte tweakin on the blend and tone controls) and felt pretty good But... It weight 10lb 7oz/4.7kg !! wich is to mush for my tired back I suppose it isn't such a good idea to strip/cut its body and peghead (the peghead disign isnt that good anyway if you ask me)?? Or.. Is it possible that it wont influece the performance/sound as much on this bass as on a standart p-uped bass?