Lightest 4-string?

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  1. freatles

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    Whats the lightest 4 string bass guitar out there? I want a really lightweight bass (to reflect my lightweight skills)
     
  2. tplyons

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  3. Jefff

    Jefff Supporting Member

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    Check out Birdsong if you don't mind a 31" scale.
     
  4. lz4005

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    Kala UBass hollow body.
     
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  6. freatles

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    Yup, 34" scale. That parker looks like its a candidate! Thanks tplyons!

    My MTD Artist is already down to 7.4 lbs. Must be lighter ones out there!
     
  7. Jensby design

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    This one is 6.2 lbs 33" scale. My 3-string is 5.5 lbs 31" scale.
     

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  8. tdizzle

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    If you want a more traditional or vintage look, check out Bluesman Vintage basses. I hear they are routinely under 8 pounds.
     
  9. Gorn Captain

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    My Hofner icon club weighs just under 5 pounds.
     
  10. unclebass

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    Unsure of exact weight, but Danelectro Longhorn short scale is semi hollow body, and very light.
     
  11. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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    I would think any one of the various Steinberger-esque headless basses would be pretty light. (Hohner, Ibanez Axstar, Steinberger Spirit/Synapse/etc…)

    Does anyone know how much a Status Streamline graphite bass weighs?
     
  12. smcd

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  14. Epidrake

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    TBC basses are super lightweight and are regular scale. Do a search here, you will find lots of info. I love mine and so does my back
     
  15. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    My Dingwall ABZ is 6-7 pounds. One piece, swamp ash body with no poly coat. Can't even tell it's on.
     
  16. Mastermold

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    Hofners are the lightest I'm aware of, usually 5 lbs. or so.
     
  17. bjelkeman

    bjelkeman Bass player wannabe Supporting Member

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    Actually my Ibanez Axstar is not that light (7.7 pounds/3.5 kg) compared to my full size Ibanez SR700 (8.6 pounds/3.9 kg).
     
  18. RyanJD

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    For some reason I thought that Ash was supposed to be a really dense, or heavy, wood.
    Interesting.
     
  19. Strat Hater

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  20. GBassNorth

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    +1
     
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