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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jasonbraatz, Feb 28, 2003.
How much does a bass have to weigh before you won't play it?
Depends on what it sounds like.
11 is pushing it for me, but 12 is definitely not doable. I voted 12-13.b
I'm young, I'm strong, I've got a back. Bring it on.
Nothing much heavier than my Ibanez BTB405 at the moment... But that's only for playing for long periods of time. I could play something heavier for a shorter time.
You can't jump with a 50 lbs. bass.
And hanging it around your knees would be kinda rough.
I can do 10 lbs. Ernie Ball's are about my maximum weight-sound ratio. I like Cirrus' weight the best (w/ bubinga and wenge)
anyone know how heavy a MM is?
However heavey a warwick corvette is.
Brendan how heavy do you think the L-2000 is
My 11.5 pound mahogany L2000 gets up there but my comfort strapp makes it ok to play over long periods. Going much heavier could get tiring.
I still don't know how much my fretted Hanewinckel weighs (I guess around 12), but I wouldn't want more than that.
Most of my have been Quite Heavy But the L-2000 takes the prize .My last one was about 8.5 Lbs so this one feels like a lead weight. My Stingray5 is a little under 10Lbs
i played a friends kramer aluminim neck bass one time with a narrow canvas ernie ball strap and after a couple of hours i was left with horrible neck and head pain that lasted for months. i then proceded to purchase many 4 inch wide padded straps
You start getting up around 9 or 10 pounds, and I'm only good for about a set. That means my Stingray 5 doesn't see a lot of gig action.
I can play for hours with mine.. But wouldn't feel very confortable with a heavier bass.
CHIROPRACTORS ARE SEEING ALOT OF BASSPLAYERS,MYSELF INCLUDED,I PLAYED A 1975 FENDER PRECISION,ASH BODY,MAPLE NECK 5 NITES A WEEK FOR ABOUT 8 YRS THEN SPLIT TIME W/A 69 JAZZ,NEVER WEIGHED THE P BUT I KNOW IT WAS HEAVY!!I WAS FOOL!! LOTSA NECK AND TRAPEZEUS PAIN AND TIGHTNESS,BOUGHT A NEW STEINBURGER IN 83 AND IT WAS THE BEST THING I COULDA DONE FOR MY BODY EVEN THOUGH I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA AT THE TIME....BOTTOM LINE ..IF YOU GIG ALOT WITH A HEAVY AXE YOU'RE GONNA PAY FOR IT LATER....BIG TIME... WATER,STRETCHING,NUTRITION ARE ALL FACTORS AS WELL BUT IM TO THE POINT OF WEIGHING ALL MY BASSES AND USING THE LIGHTEST ONE...GOOD LUCK....DAVE
I have a bad back and neck, so I'm not good at long gigs. The heavier basses I have now are about 9 pounds, and that's really over my limit, I'd prefer less weight if I could get it. But given they are 5-strings I guess I'll have to live with this problem. When my back hurts too much I whip out the Rob Allen feather-weight (about 6.5 lbs).
My Stingray5 Has Been my main Bass and I can have strapped on for 3 hours . The G&L I Just picked up is a little over the Limit I posted I in the for sale section but I am torn Because I love this Bass it is the best G&L I have ever owned I guess if no takers I will get used to it I use a very heavy duty stap and I am a big guy
12-13 #s...my P-bass w/ a brass pickguard can wear me down.
My Kingston feels like a feather after the P..close to half the weight!?
My Stingray 5 weighed in at just over 10lbs
I handled it pretty easily but I had a Good strap for it..
I think as long As I have a sturdy thick padded strap that evenly distributes the weight then I will be allright.