HELL!!?? I absolutely love this bass. The tone, the playability, the color, everything.... but the weight Why do you think this is? It's ash right? My 'Ray, and P are made from ash and they're a great deal lighter. The large body maybe? A different grade of ash? It's become my favorite bass to play... sitting down! Because when I stand for any significant amount of time, my shoulder and back take a beating. Just curious about you guys.