Boat anchor alert!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    It's beautiful, but check out the weight on this Kiloton Tribute! It's a wonder that anyone would buy it at all!

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  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Somebody will love it.
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  3. Ace Of Bass

    Ace Of Bass A Rooster Illusion

    Jun 27, 2006
    Yup...if it was a 70s era Jazz, I’d be all over it with that weight..
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  4. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    It's rightly named :D
  5. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Better start lifting weights with your neck.
  6. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Maybe it's a typo, and it's really 7 pounds, 11 oz...
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  7. Spieluhr


    Dec 4, 2017
    London, UK
    Yes, the translucent finished Swamp Ash Kiloton Tributes are heavy..... Every one I've seen a weight for, comes in over 10lbs, including my Irish Ale at 10ib 2oz. That demo on Sweetwater at 11lb 7oz would be too much for me, that's for sure!
    (NB. Even the solid colour basswood models tend to be north of 9lb.)
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  8. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Gotta be that pickup.
  9. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    Saw that one. It is a beast. Sweet looking bass.

    The body color is reminiscent of Smithwicks.

  10. BigBigGuy44

    BigBigGuy44 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    Sweetwater got four of the new Lakland purple Geezer Butler models in last week. All were over 11 lbs. They sold out within three days.
  11. I has "kiloton" (i.e. 1000 tons) right in the name. If it was named the milligram, there would be cause for concern.
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  12. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    It would seem to be aptly named
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  13. I play a bass that weighs 13lbs, that bass would be a nice, lovely break from what I usually play.
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  14. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    You think THAT’S heavy ? Check out THIS one ! :p

  15. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL

    How does it sound and play?
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  16. thisheregiraffe


    Aug 24, 2019
    My local music store got one of these in recently and last time I was there three different sales guys asked me if I tried picking it up yet :roflmao: "Check out how heavy this thing is!" Yep, sure is heavy. But somebody will like it.
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  17. [Homer Simpson voice] Mmmmm…..Smithwicks
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  18. PotsdamBass8

    PotsdamBass8 Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    Lots of people don’t mind the weight! I’m not one of those people.
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  19. NortyFiner

    NortyFiner Drunken Sailor Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Portsmouth VA USA
    It's called "Kiloton" for a reason, right?
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  20. I’ve had two basses that were heavier than that but they were a 6 string Warwick thumb and a conklin GT7 7 string. How the hell can a 4 string be that heavy?