70's P Bass Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by peasandpotatoes, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. What was the (average) weight of a 1977 P Bass?
  2. lookjojoisplaid


    Oct 17, 2005
    San Diego
    12-14 pounds
    Dont complain its an awsome bass.
    If you having problems join a gym
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Most I've come across are on the heavy side. How heavy depends on the particular piece. Try it out first

  4. Franklin229

    Franklin229 Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeast USA
    gotta say ditto!!
  5. tonynoriega

    tonynoriega Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I've got a Precision '77 ash body/maple neck that weighs in at 13 pounds! The sound is very tight and focused on this bass, and I bought a 4" wide strap to help distribute the weight - still gets burdensome at the end of the night.
  6. Funkateer


    Jul 5, 2002
    Los Gatos, CA
    Thank you. You just cured my GAS for a P-bass :)
  7. hmmm. i have no doubt that its an awesome bass, just in my stage presence i do bass flips and things like that. my current bass (yamaha rbx774) is only 8.5 lbs. so do u think it will be that large of a difference?
  8. UtBDan

    UtBDan Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2004
    I'd say so, that's about the difference of weight between a hollowbody guitar and your average bass (4-5 lbs), and that's very noticable.

    5 and less pounds are noticable when you're wearing it on your shoulder for more than 3 seconds.