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I want a light weight bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Thurisarz, Sep 21, 2005.


  1. Thurisarz

    Thurisarz

    Aug 20, 2004
    At the moment i have a Warmoth '51 P and a Warwick Rockbass corvette 4-stringer and the Tele is very big and the Warwick is very small and light, is there something in the middle if we just look at the weight and shape?

    P.S. I'm not getting rid of the Warmoth if you think that! :bassist:
     
  2. Something in the middle?

    A carvin maybe. The bodies are deffinatly smaller than a Tele, but the weight will depend on what wood options you get
     
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    What aboout a nice hollowbody bass like Epiphone Jack Casady or a Lakland?
     
  4. Thurisarz

    Thurisarz

    Aug 20, 2004
    Aren't those big sized?
     
  5. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    True i was focused more on the weight side. How about a G&L Semi Hollow ASAT Bass?
     
  6. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    It's not new, and doesn't seem to be real common, but how about a Peavey Dynabass Unity. All koa NT with purpleheart stringers, PJ pickups and the 'shaped', curved body profile similar to Spectors and Warwicks. About 7.5lbs.
     
  7. garethCV

    garethCV

    Sep 7, 2004
    PDX, Oregon
    danelectro dc bass!
     
  8. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Fender Zone, about 7.5 lbs.
     
  9. Niskamies

    Niskamies

    Jan 13, 2004
    The lightest bass that I've ever played is a Gary Willis signature Ibanez GWB1. It weighs approximately 6,5 lbs. Sadowskys are also light, and posses an excellent tone. My metro fiver weighs about 9 lbs.
     
  10. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Zon Sonuses tend to be very light.
     
  11. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
  12. the sx p+j bass weighs 7 lbs (i have 2 of them)
     
  13. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Yeah Chmbered bodys are great, both of my Sadowskys have them.
     
  14. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    i really would like to know how good the Fender Zone is....is better than the aerodyne?
     
  15. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Pick up my alembic, only 12-13 lbs :p
     
  16. Dream Works

    Dream Works

    Dec 5, 2003
    Toronto
    How about a Steinberger headless? I'm guessing those don't weight any bit at all.
     
  17. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    Don't count on it. My XL2 is 9.5lbs though my maple Hohner B2ADB is a couple of lb lighter.
     
  18. Check out Elrick stuff too. His 4 strings seem to be in the 6-7 lb range :cool:


    PS: Is it wrong of me to...like heavier basses? :eyebrow:
     
  19. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Two different animals really. The Zone can be quite good, you just need to play a couple to find one you like. The Aerodyne is a really good bass IMO but is passive and has a larger body. Basically it is preference between the two. I liked the Zone more because of the weight, the smaller body and the tone.