To the Group - I need some feedback. Yesterday, I got a new bass in the mail. It is a nice instrument and I love the way it looks and sounds. Unfortunately, after practicing standing up with it for 15 minutes, my back/shoulder were KILLING ME!!!! (It's 12 hours later and my shoulder is STILL sore. And yes, I have a VERY WIDE strap.) I did some research/checking and I found out this thing weighs over 11 pounds. I realize that I'm in my mid 40's and the body ain't as spry as it used to be but MERCY! Is it me or is that too heavy???