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Any light weight basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Paul4703, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Paul4703


    Mar 19, 2007

    Been looking at new bass guitars and they are all pretty heavy. Can anyone recommend a bass that is relatively light in weight?

  2. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Parker Fly

    Not what I'm into, but they are well made and extremely lightweight

  3. Danelectros. MF is clearing Dano 63s out for a couple hundred dollars right now.
  4. whitespike


    Nov 28, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Hofners. You can get into one for about 400 bucks these days....
  5. ditto on the icon.
  6. T-Forty

    T-Forty Guest

    Mar 14, 2008
    Fender Precisions are light.
  7. Sadowsky NYC basses are really light. Mine weighs 7lbs.
  8. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    I guess I'll be the first to ask... :smug:

    What's your budget? Lightweight basses can be had for anywhere to a few hundred bucks to a few thousand.
  9. UncleFluffy


    Mar 8, 2009
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    My beater bass is a Dean Edge 09 which is made out of Paulownia and weighs next to nothing.

    Was $99 when I got it, has gone up to $120ish, so still very cheap. Not amazing tone, but very good for the price. Definitely worth checking one out if weight is a primary concern.
  10. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    To say that "all" Fender Precisions are light is misleading.
    Those of us who have owned a late seventies P can attest
    to the average weight. The newer Fenders granted, are on
    the lighter side. Now, compared to a T-40.....well.....
  11. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    TBC (The Bass Company) are about 5.5 pounds for the 5 string basses. Also, you could always build one from Warmoth. They make the Jazz body chambered and they give you a 20% weight drop (per the site). Bodies start at $282 http://www.warmoth.com/Bass/J-Bass/ChamberedJbass.aspx

  12. That^^^^, or www.americanmusical.com is clearing out the yamaha rbx4 a2's. They are super lightweight as well. Good reviews from what I have seen so far.
  13. T-Forty

    T-Forty Guest

    Mar 14, 2008
    I am under the assumption that this guy is getting a new bass, so if he got a P it would be light.

    And yes...when I switch from playing my T40 to my Vintage Series P I feel Like I could jump over a building!
  14. Try a Fender 51 Precision reissue. I have one and it's extremely light, however it's a tad neck heavy.
  15. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    My Soundgears are all in the 7 lb range.
  16. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I just played a MIM P-bass that was as light as anything I have played/owned. Played and sounded pretty nice, too.
  17. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Try just about any semi-hollowbody. They look great and are lighter than most solid-bodies.
  18. ohskigod


    May 5, 2008
    Ditto on the Ibanez soundgear, the SR505 is the lightest of my basses, or at least it feels like it is
  19. mkrtu9


    Mar 2, 2006
    my Ibanez Sr500 is the lightest bass I've ever played. One of the reasons I bought it.
  20. mkrtu9


    Mar 2, 2006
    Matter a fact there is an sr505 in the classifieds right now. I'd buy it but I just bought a 655 that is pretty light too.

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