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lightest solid body bass you've ever played?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jacksonguy95, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. jacksonguy95

    jacksonguy95

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    hey guys

    simple question what is the lightest solid body bass you have ever played?

    the lightest bass i personally played was an ibanez sr505 at the local guitar center. the body was paper thin and extremely comfotrable. as for tone and all that fun stuff it was nice but for that price id rather go with something else.
  2. dalkowski

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    My old Yamaha RBX 200RF weighs slightly more than a hatful of goose down.
  3. Philonius

    Philonius Supporting Member

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  4. RandyMolson

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    Hagstrom Hii-B is my lightest at 6.59lbs, and it is also my oldest electric bass (1965).

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    Even beats out my Kramer Duke (6.75lbs), but it is probably cheating to class these 80s headless basses with the traditional solid bodies.

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  5. taygunov

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    Ibanez!!!
  6. mongo2

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    A Mustang RI I rebodied with Paulownia and swapped in Gotoh Res-O-Lite 350 tuners. About 5 lbs.
  7. OldGreg

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    I had a Fender P Lyte Deluxe, it was actually too light for me. Something around 6.5-7 lbs.
  8. Chrisk-K

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    A pre-Gibson Steinberger
  9. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    I had a Japanese Fender Jazz Bass Special. About 7.5lbs.
  10. XtheDeadPawn

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    My First bass Sin-i-ster a Yamaha RBX170 it is as light as a feather but, with all the basses I've tried out I may have found lighter basses but, off the top of my head I can't recall them.
  11. MrLenny1

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    Dingwall Super J 4, don't know what it weighs but it felt
    like wearing a feather.
  12. XtheDeadPawn

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    Those look like they could break your back
  13. dudelove

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    my old yamaha bbn4III, after i scratch the painting of and some part of the wood
  14. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

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    I have a MIK Squier II P bass that's under 8, even with 3 or 4 layers of paint and a ton of stickers, of course the pots are gutted and it's wired straight to jack. I've never really been able to get enough "traction" on anything much lighter.
  15. jmattbassplaya

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    My Fender P is super light at 7.8lbs. Definitely not the lightest out there, but if it were any lighter then I wouldn't be able to play it because it'd bounce around to much while I was moving on stage.
  16. blindrabbit

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    Fender Precision Lyte.
  17. greggster59

    greggster59 Supporting Member

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    My Birdsong Cortobass. It has a solid African mahogany body and weighs under 7lbs.
  18. Vinny_G

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    An Ibanez SR900, a great instrument that I sold many years ago because it was not for me at the time. But I can tell you what was the heaviest I had, a Godin SD4: solid Canadian maple body, all is said.. Awesome neck, very good sound but heavy as a truck. :crying:
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  20. tabdog

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    Bently bass. Just over six pounds,

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