Let's share out experiences of pain that come with owning and playing a real anvil with strings. Out of all the basses I've owned over the years my Aria Pro 2 SB700 would be the heaviest. I bought this bass for a rediculous low amount of money, 175 Dutch Guilder which should be around 75 Euro and 80 US Dollar. It's basically a passive version of the famous Aria SB 1000 bass which shares it through neck construction and beautyfull figured Ash body. It also sounded terriffic, very clear and deep. ...But playing it also threatened to change my physique. I really felt like the hunchback of the Notredame when using that bass on a gig. Eventually I decided that comfort goes before beauty and I sold it, making the real life thread of a hernia go away.