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burny les paul is to heavy, should i route out the back?
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benrod
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: burny les paul is to heavy, should i route out the back? Reply with quote

Hi guy's i am NOT joking! I bought it off ebay 9 years ago ( $400 u.s. ) , 1993 burny standard l.p. - its a great player, and it sounds great, but i cant take it anymore, its too heavy, 10.8 lbs. - No i dont want to get rid of her for a lighter one, I WANT to KEEP it and make it lighter- routing out the back? PLEASE any thoughts, do you think i am crazy for wanting to do it, will it sound the same? if I go ahead with it , I will post photo's .
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How and where are you planning to rout?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 1979 Strat body, one from the 'boat anchor' era when Fender was making bodies from hard, dense ash, and I routed the back in several places.

This removed roughly 26 oz. of weight

I routed the holes with a 1/4 x 1/4 inch lip, covered them all with clear pine pieces, even aligned the grain orientation.

Was quite a bit of work & turned out nicely

You could do basically the same thing with any solid body BUT just make sure you know where you're routing, if you happen to proceed
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would think that removing some of the wood would alter the tone of the guitar. i have never done it myself though.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PLEASE any thoughts

Steroids?...bodybuilding...a crane.....?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

big-ace wrote:
i would think that removing some of the wood would alter the tone of the guitar. i have never done it myself though.


yes, most certainly, it will
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sell it and buy a lighter one, it's not worth the risk of ruining it, & it will be worth nothing when you are finished.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:49 am    Post subject: Re: burny les paul is to heavy, should i route out the back? Reply with quote

benrod wrote:
... 10.8 lbs... .


Thats a lot, a little more than mine, but no problem!
DO a little sports, thats it.
A box of mineral water weights lots more, and you do not have a leather belt for it.
Or are you a sissy that lets his wife carry the water box?

I have 3 (!) slipped disks, and a play without problems my 10 lbs Burny.
Regular sports is the secret!
So don't be a sissy and do not scuttle your Burny.

In case you do want to stay weak, just sell your Burny and buy yourself a chambered Gibson or something similar sissy-like.

Excuse my harsh words, but whimps and fags do annoy me too much.

CYah
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ozeshin wrote:

Steroids?...bodybuilding...a crane.....?


No steroids necessary, no bodybuilding in a schwarzenegger-sense, just a little work out on a regular base.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: burny les paul is to heavy, should i route out the back? Reply with quote

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In case you do want to stay weak, just sell your Burny and buy yourself a chambered Gibson or something similar sissy-like.

Excuse my harsh words, but whimps and fags do annoy me too much.

CYah
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Easy there, junior. Your words aren't harsh, they're ignorant.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:32 am    Post subject: Re: burny les paul is to heavy, should i route out the back? Reply with quote

burnyIII wrote:
benrod wrote:
... 10.8 lbs... .


DO a little sports, thats it.
A box of mineral water weights lots more, and you do not have a leather belt for it. Or are you a sissy that lets his wife carry the water box?

Excuse my harsh words, but whimps and fags do annoy me too much.

CYah
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How wisely and eloquently said. I have noticed the same thing everytime I carry a box of mineral water three sets a night.

Did you really want to give an advice to a fellow player or just wave your homophobic caveman flag? I'm happy for your wife thought, I bet she doesn't need to carry anything. Now you know why she married you. Or maybe it's just your conversation-skills.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: burny les paul is to heavy, should i route out the back? Reply with quote

burnyIII wrote:
DO a little sports


Don't be rude.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I definitely would not route it. Either find another guitar that works for you or just get used to it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: burny les paul is to heavy, should i route out the back? Reply with quote

burnyIII wrote:
benrod wrote:
... 10.8 lbs... .


Excuse my harsh words, but whimps and fags do annoy me too much.

CYah
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Even if most of us are heterosexual, I can't believe that every member of this forum is, & I see no reason why ignorant language like that should be tolerated. It's 2007 man, wise up & don't be such a dinosaur.

Or perhaps you have some nice "amusing" stereotypes about the Japanese people who make our Tokais to share with us?

Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dosmun wrote:
I definitely would not route it. Either find another guitar that works for you or just get used to it.


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