Carnival time: Guess my weight

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


  1. Blue Moose

    Blue Moose

    Oct 8, 2009
    JRA: These should give you a good look at the scale. It's a CE kitchen scale. Twenty bucks at Home Depot, I think it goes up to 55 lbs.

    Now, another free chili dog for anybody who'll volunteer to put this darn thing back together:).
     
  2. DaDo625

    DaDo625 Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    I had a summer job/intern jig working on the Washington DC Metro construction in the 70s (oh the stories) to keep it short, my Partner/Trainer turns to me on day when we were on one of the sites and says: “never trust a Carny who doesn’t have a mouthful of broken yellow teeth”

    That line has stuck with me for 47 years...

    And I was going to guess 5KG... and that’s 11.0 lbs
     
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  3. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    9.8
     
  4. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    I was way off. I figured being swamp ash instead of ash, that there was no way that sucker weighed more than 10. But...
     
  5. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Eastern Washington
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    That neck weighs less than two pounds without the tuners?
     
  6. Cowboy in Latvia

    Cowboy in Latvia

    Mar 1, 2015
    And now this thread will go on for 4 more pages of people still trying to guess the weight.
     
  7. chriscarcinogen

    chriscarcinogen

    Nov 16, 2008
    The City
    I still say 11.5 pounds on shoulder.

    Like the weatherman says 70, but feels like 75.
     
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  8. pigpen ridding

    pigpen ridding

    Dec 30, 2020
    Earth
    0.72857142857 Stones
     
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  9. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
    1975?

    Over weight.
    Over priced.
    Over rated.
     
  10. bassdrummer

    bassdrummer Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    Visalia, California
    Fun thread! I had no idea there were necks (not just the fretboards) made of solid rosewood. Also never would have known strings weighed that much!
     
  11. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Eastern Washington
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    I would have never known that a rosewood neck could weigh that little.
     
  12. swink

    swink

    Jan 10, 2019
    The OP asked guess the "Weight" not the "Mass" => you should've going to guess 50N .... :p
     
  13. Giffro

    Giffro

    Apr 29, 2017
    South Australia
    12.7 and if I win can you snail-mail that free chili dog from Big Daddy's food truck across from the Tilt-A-Whirl to my address here in Australia and i'll hand it along to my ex wife..I often wondered what a Tilt-A-HURL looks like loll
     
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  14. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    12.7 pounds
     
  15. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Weight of a migratory swallow ladened with a coconut?

     
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  16. baileyboy

    baileyboy

    Aug 12, 2010
    10.13 lbs without strings
    11.05 lbs with strings
     
  17. Blackjac97

    Blackjac97 Supporting Member

    May 27, 2012
    Maine
    I was going to guess in stones as well, and I say I think you're bang on
     
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  18. Looks like swamp ash. 10 lbs without strings.
     
  19. micguy

    micguy

    May 17, 2011
    I think your scale is reading pounds and ounces. If you set it to pounds, with the decimal stuff being hundredths of pounds, I think you'll find your 10 pounds, 13 ounces and change is about 10.8 pounds; the strings therefore weigh about a fifth to a quarter of a pound. That makes sense to me.
     
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