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Lightest 4-string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by freatles, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. freatles


    Jan 9, 2014
    Whats the lightest 4 string bass guitar out there? I want a really lightweight bass (to reflect my lightweight skills)
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
  3. Jefff


    Aug 14, 2013
    Check out Birdsong if you don't mind a 31" scale.
  4. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Kala UBass hollow body.
  5. freatles


    Jan 9, 2014
    Yup, 34" scale. That parker looks like its a candidate! Thanks tplyons!

    My MTD Artist is already down to 7.4 lbs. Must be lighter ones out there!
  6. This one is 6.2 lbs 33" scale. My 3-string is 5.5 lbs 31" scale.

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  7. tdizzle


    Aug 3, 2009
    Detroit, MI
    If you want a more traditional or vintage look, check out Bluesman Vintage basses. I hear they are routinely under 8 pounds.
  8. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    My Hofner icon club weighs just under 5 pounds.
  9. Unsure of exact weight, but Danelectro Longhorn short scale is semi hollow body, and very light.
  10. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    I would think any one of the various Steinberger-esque headless basses would be pretty light. (Hohner, Ibanez Axstar, Steinberger Spirit/Synapse/etc…)

    Does anyone know how much a Status Streamline graphite bass weighs?
  11. Thrash3r


    Aug 5, 2013
  12. Epidrake


    May 24, 2011
    TBC basses are super lightweight and are regular scale. Do a search here, you will find lots of info. I love mine and so does my back
  13. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    My Dingwall ABZ is 6-7 pounds. One piece, swamp ash body with no poly coat. Can't even tell it's on.
  14. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    Hofners are the lightest I'm aware of, usually 5 lbs. or so.
  15. bjelkeman

    bjelkeman Bass player wannabe Supporting Member

    May 9, 2013
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Actually my Ibanez Axstar is not that light (7.7 pounds/3.5 kg) compared to my full size Ibanez SR700 (8.6 pounds/3.9 kg).
  16. RyanJD


    Apr 19, 2011
    For some reason I thought that Ash was supposed to be a really dense, or heavy, wood.
  17. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
  18. GBassNorth


    Dec 23, 2006