Me being in my mid 50,s I dont play all night clubs too much. Usually a original set or two or do recording. Way back I had a blonde fender telecaster bass years ago that was heavy. If my jazz bass is 13 lbs the tele must have been 16 lbs. The schecter is about 8 lbs. Not that weight is always a big deal. I need a valve replaced it my heart next month. After my body is running better I might not care about the weight so much.
Also I own a recording studio and just finished a blue grass project with no drums in it. I can,t wait to lay some bass track down with some drums. GT.