Light bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by peasandpotatoes, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. I'm looking for a bass that is roughly 8.5-10 lbs. that sounds good. In my stage presence i do bass flips, so i need a light bass. The one i have now is only 8.5 lbs, and im trying to find something similar in weight, that sounds fantastic. Let me know.
  2. Get another of the same bass? :p

    Ibanez makes a fair few light basses, as does Aria 2 pro
  3. Bassic83


    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    Dean Razor active.
  4. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks I build Grosbeak Guitars and Basses Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Grosbeak Guitars
    EBMM Sterling
  5. Our basses are just about that weight. BlurGHH! Go get an old Peavey T-40. They're great for flips. :p
  6. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    a six string Warwick Thumb :p
  7. c'mon guys. get serious. a Gibson Thunderbird would do just fine. :p

    try something with an alder or ash body*coughcoughfendercoughcough*

    Edit: If you like your bass so much right now, why not upgrade it?
  8. bville


    Aug 25, 2005
    Try a Fender Precision Lyte

    - Active electronics (get about any sound you want)
    - Very, very light
    - Robust sound (good slap tone, too)
    - Inexpensive (you can probably get one for about $400-$500
  9. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes the tree Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Palm Coast, FL
    Sadowsky? Mine is 8.5 lbs.

    Dan K

    Thanks for the excuse to show it again!

  10. Most Elricks are rediculously light. Some of the 4-strings are in the 6-7 lb range :eek:
  11. peabody

    peabody Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    La Crosse, WI
    Sorry, I'm 46 and been around the block, but after my recent frontal lobotomy I don't remember things like I used to.. What's a "bass flip"?

    Oh, and I second the EBMM Sterling vote.
  12. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Kubicki's are extremely light and comfortable...

    but they are too nice to be "flipping" around with!
  13. here comes the flak



  14. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
  15. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    Fury Tornado's rarely hit 8 lb's.

    This one is 7.3lb's

  16. I saw that once . . . strap broke . . . took out the guitarist and the first 3 rows of the crowd . . . suck a waste :scowl:

  17. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    surine basses are extremely light.
  18. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    I haven't seen one of those in a long while. Can you still purchase Fury? Aren't the Canadian? I remember wanting one when I was a kid.

    Peavey also makes some very light basses. The Peavey Fury comes to mind as does the newer Millennium.
  19. Most yamaha's are nice and light - mine's only 5 pounds.- don't even get sore and achy after 4 hours of playing.
    I guess you could get a nice 2nd handy and do a quick passive pup swap? ( Just an idea.)