My JB is heavy - is it bad?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dezspet, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. dezspet


    Mar 21, 2007
    I just bought a CIJ 75RI ash/maple JB from Ishibashi. I am very happy with it, put a SD Antiquity II and an Audere JZ-3 into it, and it sounds and feels like a dream!
    The only bad thing is that it's very heavy! Comparing with my ash/maple Lakland Bob Glaub especially.
    Apart from the fact that it is less comfortable, is that mean that it was made of cheap wood, or what makes that huge difference in weight and what are the (other) disadvantages of it?
  2. bass_fish

    bass_fish Guest

    Oct 26, 2006
    the Netherlands
    my JB is heave as hell compared to my Guild Pilot... I'm a small guy, so the Guild is more comfortable to me... but that's the only disadvantage I see...
    you say it sounds like a dream, so I wouldn't worry about it!
  3. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    No disadvantage as I see it unless you find it too uncomfortable. It's probably just been made out of a particularly dense peice of ash. Swamp ash and hard ash are the same tree. My T40's are heavy-ish (heavy-ash) and sound great.
  4. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Weight is not of concern to many but its a deal-killer for me. Oh, and I'm 6'4" and 210 lbs. I shy away from anything approaching 10 lbs. Don't even get me started on balance issues!