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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jomahu, Sep 16, 2005.
how much does a bass have to weigh to be categorized as heavy?
wouldn't that be subjective?
i thought this was going to be about heavy music....
For me, anything over 8 pounds is a bit much. I can handle any thing else though
Eight pounds? That's light.
I'd say anything above 11 pounds is heavy.
8lbs. is pretty light by most standards.
13lbs and up gets a bit heavy to me, although if your back's in good shape, that's not much at all....think about how much soldiers have to carry on their back and shoulders on a daily basis for much longer periods than we do.
My heaviest now is 11lbs (a six string), but I've owned a 12.5lb.bass and a 14lb. bass.
yes, it would.
so, how much would a bass have to weigh before you consider it to be heavy?
Well, my fiver is 11.5 lbs, and the 4 is 10.5 lbs. But at 6'5" 260, it's no problem for me...
Anything over 9lbs is pushing it for me...that is, of course, in my opinion!!
I would classify anything over 11 as heavy. My personal taste is basses under 10, But I gigged a 14 pounder for about 8 months.
I have a 1978 Rickenbacker 3001 that tops 13lbs.
I think that qualifies as heavy.
I'm 5'7" and about 120 lbs, and I'd say my bass is heavy, but I can bear it. About 10.5 pounds.
Which reminds me...I need a better strap, but it's hard to buy one when you're short and play high...
yeah, i suppose 8 is cutting it a bit short... but by first learning on g***ar , i'm traditionally used to lighter instruments...
10lbs and up is heavy for me (5'9" 150 lbs)
+1 . . . anything above 13 lbs I categorize as heavy. Not unmanageable, but definitely heavy. Although, if the tone is that good, the weight isn't as much of an issue (for me )
Heavy = a Peavey T40... not sure exactly how heavy it was, but I was playing an old one of those for a while and would frequently end up with neck aches.
7kg. But balance is as important.
its all about the strap people
get a 3-4 inch wide strap and say good bye to your weight problems...
do you see these 10 string guys complaining about weight? NO ( not saying any of you are really complaining)
10 + LBS.