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Basses for us weak folks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by amphlett7, Sep 26, 2010.


  1. amphlett7

    amphlett7

    Feb 27, 2008
    Basywater, Western Australia
    Audiofly In-Ear Monitors And Headphones
    I've always had trouble with heavy basses, but a couple of weeks ago I injured my neck and shoulder to the point that I couldn't even carry my mexican jazz bass.

    I've been using my old ashton hollow body, which while being an alright bass, just isn't that great.

    The sound is average, the feel is average and it is what it is, a beginners bass.

    So I'm looking for a new bass that meets these criteria.

    1) Light
    2) Bassy but defined sound
    3) In my budget

    My budget is around AU$1500, but my graduation is coming up and my dad offered to pay for the other half of a bass.

    Anyway TL;DR
    looking for a light, tight low end bass for around AU$1500

    Thanks for your help guys
     
  2. TMBTC

    TMBTC

    Oct 18, 2009
    Milton,Fl
    My Hofner is as light as a feather.
     
  3. Aspidites

    Aspidites

    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    Sounds like you need to hit the gym.
     
  4. macbassplayer

    macbassplayer

    Sep 8, 2010
    I don't know the currency difference, but you can snag a Traben bass for 350-700 american dollars. They are extremely light and have an awesome sound.
     
  5. maybe an aerodyne? mine is much lighter than my mexi jazz..
     
  6. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Central Florida
    Fender Lyte P bass are about 7.5 lbs sound and play great...you can get them for under $400.
     
  7. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Fender Prophecy II... (or Heartfield Prophecy or Fender P Bass Lyte)

    7.8 lbs, tone that would knock Mike Tyson on his keister!
     
  8. I am in the same situation. I am selling my American Deluxe 5 string fender jazz because its annihilating my back.

    I picked up a spector the other day and it was WAY more comfortable and sounded wonderful. I have been looking into switching to spector, I recommend checking it out too.
     
  9. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    basses with basswood bodies are lighter.

    To strengthen your back get on a good nutrition and exercise program.
     
  10. Buchada Azeda

    Buchada Azeda

    Mar 25, 2009
    Brazil
    I hope you went to the doctor; even if you get a lighter bass, physiotherapy is a must.
     
  11. HT Paul

    HT Paul

    Mar 3, 2008
    Danelectro?
     
  12. amphlett7

    amphlett7

    Feb 27, 2008
    Basywater, Western Australia
    Audiofly In-Ear Monitors And Headphones
    I've been going to the physio for the last 6 weeks.

    While it does help, it doesn't look like it's going away any time soon.

    However year twelve is rough on your back, tonnes of school books.
     
  13. Aspidites

    Aspidites

    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    Do lots of ab work it will help to stabilize the back.
     
  14. Let's let health care professionals make that sort of assessment.
     
  15. Aspidites

    Aspidites

    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    I worked for 10 years with Physical therapists rehabilitating sports injuries.
     
  16. amphlett7

    amphlett7

    Feb 27, 2008
    Basywater, Western Australia
    Audiofly In-Ear Monitors And Headphones
    Guys I don't want to sound rude but this isn't about my injury.

    I just want to know what light basses are out there.

    I'm seeing a physio already I don't really need that advice
     
  17. with? There's a big difference between "with" and "as".
     
  18. Aspidites

    Aspidites

    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    Certified Physical trainer not Physical therapist, the therapists sent them to me after the initial treatment. That is how I put myself through college and in fact started working with the college athletes to limit their injuries and speed recovery after an injury.
     
  19. Disappear

    Disappear

    May 9, 2008
    There's a big difference between advice and what you're doing. Shut up.

    OP,
    We can recommend billions of basses, best bet is to go look at them yourself.
     
  20. BigDaddyO

    BigDaddyO Rockin' Ruben

    Sep 23, 2007
    MBRACE
     
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