Carnival time: Guess my weight

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blue Moose, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. singlemalt

    singlemalt Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    White Salmon, WA
    With strings, I’m guessing close to 12lb. Say 11.75. 11lb and 12oz.

    Can I get some of that pumped from a 55 gallon drum cheesy stuff on my dog?
  2. Blue Moose

    Blue Moose

    Oct 8, 2009
    Okay, here ya go. Micguy had it pretty much nailed but he second guessed himself with the rosewood neck. So looks like the free chili dog goes to (ding, ding, ding) Mvilmany.

    With strings, it's just a hair over 11 lbs. Without strings, 10.13. That weight difference surprised me.

    I actually thought it was going to be heavier, it's definitely a back breaker on a 4-hour gig. Maybe it's because so much of the weight is out there on the neck. I could probably shave off over half a pound with ultralite tuners, etc. But that would probably have more negative impact on my wallet than positive impact on my back/shoulder. And the neck is so sweet that replacing it isn't a consideration.

    Anyway, thanks for playing along. I'm going to weigh neck, body and tuners separately to satisfy my curiosity.

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  3. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    Something less than one stone
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  4. Rabidhamster


    Jan 15, 2014
    9.5 lbs
  5. Clank Plank

    Clank Plank

    Dec 26, 2020
    12 fathoms and half a groat.
  6. Ricky Caboverde

    Ricky Caboverde Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Miami, FL
    And while you're at it, post more pics of the bass!

    Please :D
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  7. darwin-bass

    darwin-bass Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2013
    Salem OR
    9.8 lbs.

    Oops, in after the reveal.
  8. Blue Moose

    Blue Moose

    Oct 8, 2009
    Darwin: Yeah, but I sure wish your late guess had been correct!
  9. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    9 pounds, 6 ounces
  10. kentiki


    May 14, 2008
    Shouldn't this thread be titled NSD
    New scale day

    Also pics or it doesn't exist.
  11. electracoyote

    electracoyote Supporting Member

    I was definitely going to guess in the 10.5 + pounds range with strings. That's a great bass from a great year and I love the weight. I'd be so pumped with adrenaline it wouldn't phase my 62-year-old back/shoulder over the course of a four-hour show. That's why God made Ibuprofen.

    My next chili dog will be a salute to this thread. Cool idea, should have let it ride a bit longer.
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  12. Blue Moose

    Blue Moose

    Oct 8, 2009
    Electra: Yeah, it's a blast to play so I just deal with the weight. Anyway, I'll post some component weights over the next day or two. I'm curious to see what this neck weighs, just haven't had time to take it down today.
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  13. chriscarcinogen


    Nov 16, 2008
    The City
    11 1/2 labs
  14. chriscarcinogen


    Nov 16, 2008
    The City
    meant pounds
  15. SgtHulka

    SgtHulka Suspended Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2019
    Fort Arnold
    I call BS. That scale is not properly calibrated! See you in Court pal.
  16. Low Down Brown

    Low Down Brown

    Jan 8, 2018
    Since it's a carnival, I was certain the answer would've been converted to ounces of meth...
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  17. 9.09.# Is there a cigar involved?
  18. Blue Moose

    Blue Moose

    Oct 8, 2009
    Loaded body weight. Dang near 8lbs w/ bridge. The bridge is 5.3 oz.

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  19. Blue Moose

    Blue Moose

    Oct 8, 2009
    Neck weight with tuners.

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  20. Blue Moose

    Blue Moose

    Oct 8, 2009
    Tuners. 3.9 oz each.

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