I REALLY don't understand why everyone is so concerned with how much a bass weighs. It always seems to be one of the first 2 questions asked in the For Sale section. It has always been my experience a light weight bass just doesn't have the sustain or tonal qualities as a heavy bass does. I don't care what kind of electronics it has in it, passive or active. Please explain.... There really can't be that many wimpy bass players in the world to make "How does it weigh" a question that determines the purchase of a quality instrument.