Carnival time: Guess my weight

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blue Moose, Jul 21, 2021 at 1:06 PM.

  1. Blue Moose

    Blue Moose

    Oct 8, 2009
    The UPS guy just delivered my new digital postal scale. In a few minutes, this ol' gal is going for an accurate weigh-in.

    Anybody want to guess her weight? '75 Fender Jazz, swamp ash body, solid rosewood Schecter neck, also from '75.

    Closest guess wins a free chili dog from Big Daddy's food truck across from the Tilt-A-Whirl. Will post actual weight later this afternoon.

    JB75 Body.jpeg
  2. Inara

    Inara Fierce Fun Fretless Female Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2017
    Seattle, WA USA
    10.5 pounds
  3. Gothic


    Apr 13, 2008
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  4. 173 ounces.
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  5. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    0.97 passerees
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  6. Mvilmany


    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    11 lbs.
    Jeff K, red_rhino and singlemalt like this.
  7. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    A metric pant-load.
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  8. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Weight before or after riding the Tilt-a-Whirl?
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2021 at 5:19 PM
  9. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    Swamp ash , while not an official designation, is a term used to denote particularly light pieces of ash (ash has a lot of variability in density). Given that you have a 75 Fender, I highly doubt that the thing is actually made of wood that most would call swamp ash. Once Leo left the building, swamp ash was not something Fender was at all worried about - it may be the one thing where Leo wasn't a cheapskate.

    It's Ash, and I'd guess 11 pounds even. Oh wait, Rosewood neck - let's say 12. The good news is that the body is so darn heavy that, even with that beast of a neck and clunky steel tuners, it won't neck dive. You are also able to play in hurricanes, without fear of being blown off stage. You may need to reinforce the stages you play on - just to be safe.

    Weighting a bass without strings is cheating. Put some strings on it, then weigh it.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2021 at 1:52 PM
  10. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    11.7 LB
  11. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka Yes, I act just like this in person. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    how much did the ups package weigh?
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  12. Blue Moose

    Blue Moose

    Oct 8, 2009
    Micguy: You're probably right about the ash vs swamp ash. And that's a very astute point about with vs without strings...I was a wee bit surprised when I put the strings on the scale. I had them off because I'm going to weigh the body, neck and tuners individually.
  13. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    how about a pic of the new scale? i'd like to see what folks are using to get accurate weights/measures. TIA (which means "thanks in advance!" in case @SgtHulka shows up.)
    Winslow, Mili, Joris 55 and 4 others like this.
  14. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    A set of strings does weigh something. If you play a 5'er, it weighs a bunch more - a decent sized B string adds a lot of weight to a set. The gauges I use, the B weighs about as much as the E, A and D strings combined - adding it almost doubles the weight of the set.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2021 at 2:13 PM
  15. SgtHulka

    SgtHulka Suspended Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2019
    Fort Arnold
    It's pure laziness I tell you!!

    BTW, My guess is 13.5 lbs.
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  16. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member


    per the OP: i forgot to guess a weight. it's 10.2 lbs. :woot:
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  17. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose The Process IS the Reward! Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    Syracuse NY
    God Is Love
    5.3kg w strings
  18. Bitterdale

    Bitterdale Natural Born Lurker Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Ocala, FL
    I’ll play.

    12.3 lbs
  19. 8.6lbs.

    looks like a fun bass
  20. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    I say 10.2lbs because it looks like a 10.2lbs bass. Now with the strings and a strap, that would be different...
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