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How much does your bass wiegh?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jiro, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Jiro


    Mar 15, 2004
    Make: Fender Precision Bass (made in USA)
    Year: 1975
    Wieght: 9.2pounds

    Pretty useless thread(maybe?) I am just curious how many pounds you guys put on your guys shoulders since to me I feel like my bass is so damn heavy for me.
  2. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Both of my basses weigh in at 8lbs 2oz. If you think your bass is heavy try using a nice thick strap such as Levy or a Comfort Strapp.

  3. Only


    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    If you think your bass is heavy, try using a Peavey T-40.
  4. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Pretty sure mine is about 8lbs, maybe a tad less.
  5. Brat


    Jun 4, 2004
    NW Indiana.
    Ibanez GSR200: 7 lbs, 2 oz
  6. morebass!

    morebass! I'm all ears Supporting Member

    May 31, 2002
    Madison WI
    I've owned quite a few basses (~20) and most have been in the 8.5 - 9.5 lb range. My current P is just under 9 lb and my current jazz is just over 9 lb. The hipshot ultralight tuners will save you some weight right where it makes the most difference- at the headstock
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Most of mine are 9 or 10 lbs. My Zon is the lightest, at about 8.5, and my Jazz is the heaviest, at 11.

    But Friday, I am ordering a 150 pounder.
  8. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Just over nine. My fretless is lighter, probably around 8.
  9. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    I have a Spector neck-through. It's all maple, and it must weigh over 10 pounds. I have a good strap though, so no problem.

    My Brice is a bit lighter, maybe 8 or 9 pounds.
  10. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    Warwick Streamer bolt-on 4: 7.8 lbs.
  11. tonynoriega

    tonynoriega Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I just sold my '81 ash body Fender Jazz and it weighed an incredible 12.5 lbs! I just couldn't get through a night without shoulder fatigue. I bought a vintage '66 Fender Jazz and it weighs only 8.5 lbs and has as much sustain as the '81.
  12. '92 Sadowsky Standard 4.
    A very comfortable 7.5 pounds.
  13. Mike A

    Mike A

    Oct 3, 2002
    5 lbs,
    8.5 lbs,
    10 lbs,
    & 11 lbs.
  14. Bass Kahuna

    Bass Kahuna

    Dec 3, 2002
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Luthier, Custom Builder
    The 6 string singlecut I just built for myself is just over 11 pounds, and I love it!
  15. alembic76407


    Apr 29, 2004
    76 Series 1, weights as much as a Buick
    14 lbs, but I still love it
  16. CrazyArcher


    Aug 5, 2004
    Eko VPB-100, made in early 90's I think...
    weights about 7lbs...
  17. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    9lbs kubicki
  18. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    4.5 - Mr Bassman (Human Base)
  19. I'll see your Peavey T-40 and raise you a Kramer 450B - 14 lbs(ugh!). I can't believe I used to play it standing up for 4 hour gigs (with a thick strap - definitely with a thick strap).

    My BTB is a feather-lite 9 lbs in comparison.
  20. Thumper


    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    I'm a geezer and I've been through many basses. EVERYTHING over 9.5 lbs is gone, killer tone or vibe or not. Obviously, all 8 survivors are under 9.5 lbs. I do believe in the days of my youth, 10 or 11 lbs would have been tolerable, of course I didn't gig as much then either :bassist: