Light bass, thin neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by willee, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. willee


    Jun 28, 2010
    I'm sure this has been asked before but I'm new here. I'm looking for recommendations for a light bass with a thin neck, 4 or 5 string? My G & L 5-string is 9 lbs and the neck is too chunky for me. I'm looking for a reasonable price, too.
  2. Ibanez SR series have thin necks. I own an sr756. I don't know what the weight is, but I don't notice it as being heavy.
  3. Yup... SR Ibby's.
  4. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Definitely look at Ibanez. Peavey and Yamaha are also options and you should try them as well. However my vote is for Ibanez.
  5. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Yup, Ibanez - sr505 on a budget, sr605 or 755 if you want to spend a little more... buy used, your money will go WAY farther, and Ibanez is pretty consistant... Schecter may interest you, also...

    - georgestrings
  6. fjadams

    fjadams Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Danbury, CT
    Hofner Icon.
  7. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    What this guy said

  8. 4dog


    Aug 18, 2012
    Ibbys all the way for weight, thin necks, and price, you cant beat em.
  9. Hofner Icon. Again! 5 lbs and thin neck. Fun to play, sounds great. All for about $300.
  10. Thundar

    Thundar Living in sin at the Holiday Inn Supporting Member

    The Bass Company... TBC's are some of the lightest basses I have played..and the 4 strings have very slim jazz-like necks.
  11. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Ibanez SR and Esp ltd in mahogany and basswood body verisons are lightweight with thin necks with excellent sound to imo.
  12. HA!!! I totally forgot about ESP ltd and I play one that I really enjoy playing!
  13. victthoe


    Jan 13, 2013
    I don't know what the weight is, but I don't notice it as being heavy.[​IMG]
  14. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales
    Willcox Guitars Lightwave Sabre bass. Thinnest, fastest neck and the bass might weigh 7 lbs at best.
  15. What would the OP consider a "light" bass?
  16. Depends on your budget. There are a lot more choices for lightweight when you get up into the $1000+ range.
  17. Chudhole


    May 28, 2012
    Go for a mid to high range Ibanez. I have a used SR 400 that is really my "I need a bass to play" that I grab. It's just always in tune, great control of the tone with the pots, thin, super fast neck. And a mid weight. I think the newer SR500 also weighs nothing and sounds like butter. They aren't devoid of weight, but you don't feel like you've had a Ric around your neck all night. They are really on the very light side of "medium" weight.

    And the SR500 is a bargain. Bartolini pickups, fast as hell thin neck, for around $600. I'm keeping my eye out for a gently used one. However, even used, on Ebay, i think the cheapest I saw was $450. At that price I would consider just buying a new one. (I like deep discounts). I think I've seen the for $550 on sale. And I bet you could find one for $499 with some sort of discount or coupon or some crap.
  18. True.
  19. Tvrtko


    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    Any TUNE bass (4 strings) is light and has nice thin neck. Sound to choose from.... Incredible construction and great guitar.
  20. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    MTD Kingston