So, it has been a month or so of mixed emotions. After years of playing my Sterling Music Man, I made the jump and invested in one of my bucket list basses, a 2004 Ernie Ball MusicMan (see pic). Beautiful beast and sounds great. However, the weight was too much for me! I have a ton of back issues, but I thought I could hack it. Apparently, not. Well, not comfortably anyway. So as much as it pained me (pun intended), I ended up having to sell it and getting a Fender Aerodyne which I LOVE! It is so light, the neck is really fast, the P/J pups sound fabulous and it looks gorgeous! This bass is a real pleasure to play! There are a lot of threads looking at and for lightweight basses and I would suggest giving the Aerodyne a try.