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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Microbass, Jan 2, 2007.
Also, is it just me, or does that neck look pretty warped?
Yeah, something seems askew from the third fret up :scowl:
There is almost certainly a bow in that neck!
I think the heaviest bass ever though was my old Ibanez Studio 8-string bass (not quite 893 pounds though...!). Its body was solid walnut/ mahogany and super thick and large sized as well- add the fact that all the hardware was solid brass and the giant solid maple neck, and it was like holding up a 50 pound sandbag on my shoulder for a couple hours a night! Despite that, it was probably one of the nicest sounding/ highest build qualities of any bass I've ever owned! (old Japanese basses are second to none in build quality in my opinion!)
I have an all-maple Carvin now that doesn't even come in the same ballpark weight-wise as the Ibanez, though the body is quite a bit smaller than one of those Rippers!
That looks like a bad photo.
Heaviest bass? Any of those old Kramer aluminum neck basses.
BEAT THAT ! 27 kg
I was just about to mention that! What a beast! It must be a custom job for Stanley Clarke.
The old Peavy T 40 was made of solid ash, not the lighter swamp ash, but Heavy Northern ash.
It must have weighed almost 18 pounds. There may be basses that weigh more, but I have never played one.
It sounded great though.
I found an alembic Mark King signature.. 20kg!!!
I don't know if it's true but when I took it in my hands I've almost broke down
JPEG compression algorithms can cause straight lines to skew.
First day, new computer?
Actually ^ what he says. If you look at the frets you will see that this is the case
893 pounds? That must be the Holy Grail of tone, high mass Bass. Leo Quan might know something about it.
The frets that are essentially flat or almost parallel to the screen aren't aliasing. The viewer is trying to calculate what an angled fret would look like. In low res. Thus the aliasing of the upper frets. Otherwise the frets would be just as clean as the lower ones. If you look at the body of the bass, it is almost square to the screen. That headstock is definitely at more of an angle than the body.
+1. I also owned a Studio 8-String and was preparing to mention it when I read your post. That thing could put your leg to sleep if you played sitting down - and standing up, using a thin strap might very well have sliced me in half like a hunk of cheese.
Easily 893 lbs. if not more. But to be fair, ANOTHER +1 for the sound. It was awesome.
Control, alt, hold (beep beep)...pushes up glasses...types frantically.
Actually didn't know that but had seen it on other pics. Thanks for explanation.
+1 ON THE T40!
my fretless is around 13 pounds:
My old Conklin Jake Kot signature... Solid zebrano with a purpleheart top! Thing was a freakin' boat anchor!!!
When I was bass shopping I played this freak StingRay. It had to have weighed fifteen or sixteen pounds.
When the salesman lifted it down from the top row of basses, he nearly fell over because he didn't expect it to weigh so much.
There were some Schecter J/P copies around in the early '80s that were all rosewood, and ridiculously weighty.
+2 for the T-40.