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Average bass weight

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Listen, May 27, 2002.


  1. Listen

    Listen

    May 19, 2002
    I've been doing a study on the average bass weight and I found out that I cannot conduct experiments very well. How much does your bass weigh?:confused:
     
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I don't know exactly how much my basses weigh, but I think that the most accurate measurement can be obtained in the Basses forum.
     
  3. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    I would have to say 9 Lbs

    but heck I could be wrong ;)
     
  4. rickreyn

    rickreyn

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    Under that of your typical Spector or Warwick.
     
  5. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I'd say 9 lbs.
     
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Ranging from 3.5 kg (1990 Ibanez Soundgear 1000E) to 4.5 kg (Mr. Bassman No Sweat).
     
  7. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Stingray5 10lbs
     
  8. Fender P-bass = 9 pounds
    Fender Jazz bass = 12 pounds (it's heavy.)
     
  9. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    About 11 lbs, but it is a 6 string
     
  10. AMJBASS

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    My Warrior weighs 10lbs. I had a '77 stingray for a while that weighed 14.5lbs! Can you guess why I don't have it anymore!;)
     
  11. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    Mine are 8-9lb (Zon is 9lb and Salas is 8lb)

    I think JT's basses throw the average off soo much!! Damn you JT! :mad: :p :D :rolleyes:
     
  12. Listen

    Listen

    May 19, 2002
    Well, I sure as hell aren't going to buy the Brice V2 5 String!:eek: That thing was 30Lbs.:eek:
     
  13. Johnson basses are uber heavy... My (fender j-bass) 5 string is almost as light as a johnson j-bass 4 string...
     
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    30 lbs, huh? Hard to believe. This one doesn't even weight that much.

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  15. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    I think you will find the average between 7 and 10lbs... my ray weighs in at approx 10lbs...Some basses i have played have only weighed about 3... then again i've played some warwicks that weigh a ton also..
     
  16. my jazz weighs 12lbs
     
  17. Listen

    Listen

    May 19, 2002
    http://www.rondomusic.bigstep.com/item.jhtml;$sessionid$DY3LOBQAAAEGYP5MFMOETIR53QVSNPX0?UCIDs=850849%7C940496&PRID=962040

    copy/paste that, you'll see a nice looking bass, but apparentely is 30Lbs:(

    EDIT: don't click that link, just copy the whole text, sorry about that!:rolleyes:
     
  18. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    No. Not 30 pounds. Either a misprint or an up-rounded shipping weight. I don't think even a solid cocobolo bass would weigh 30 pounds. :)
     
  19. Listen

    Listen

    May 19, 2002
    thank god
     
  20. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    my GT-7 weighs about 13... that throws it off a bit.

    actually, jt's basses arent THAT far off, his heaviest is the doubleneck at 25, then the fretless 8 at 16, his 'blood' bass (neck through 7 string, with the blood top) at 15, but i think all the rest are between 9 and 13. his two fretless basses, the one with the maple top and the one with the flame tounge, are about 9 or 10, he says.