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Show me some light basses!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GobBass, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. I don't mean stick-thin models.:D ..i mean basses with a bit of substance without having breaking your leg should it tragically detach itself from its strap..

    Show,Show,Show! :D :bassist: :D
  2. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    OK; both these come in at about 7.5lbs of killer tone...
    these guys are about 8lbs:
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    You won't really be able to tell how light a bass is by a picture though, eh? So I'll tell you that these two weigh 4 lbs each. ;) Seriously though, they're both around 8lbs. The fretless may be under. Very light considering they're singlecut 35" five-strings.
  4. Not sure what it weighs but it's the second lightest bass I own.


    This would be the lightest Bass I own. :smug: An 85 Ibanez Axstar.

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    ~7.5lbs and ~5.5lbs respectively. Plenty of killer tone, minimal weight.

    My USA Peavey Cirrus and Millennium basses are probably no more than 8-8.5lbs, but I'm entirely too lazy to weigh them. All my stuff is fairly light.
  6. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member


    Just over 7 lbs. -- currently my #1 following a back surgery. It will be a while before my 11 lb. Sadowsky UV70-5 string gets much playing time. :(


    about 8lbs. each. Reverend basses are nice and light.

    My Steinberger "boat paddle" looks like it should be really light, but it actually weighs 9 lbs. or so. I'm always surprised at how dense the composite material it was made out of is.

    BTW, I love that '85 Axstar that FL Knifemaker has. Thumbs up!!
  7. slugworth

    slugworth Inactive

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Vigier Excess basses. They weigh in at 3kgs or about 6.5 lbs

    The RIC weighs about 9+ lbs. Heavy.


  8. It's light for a six-string - a little over 7 1/2 pounds - but it sings like a baritone angel.

  9. MammaryVest


    Oct 18, 2006
    Stoneham, MA
    A bass teacher that I had has this MTD 535 that threw me off so bad the first time I held it. I don't know what kind of wood it was, but it was a fairly large 5 string that was SUPER light.
  10. Yummy!
  11. christle


    Jan 26, 2002
    Nice collection. What kind is this one?
  12. TrooperFarva


    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
    G&L JB-2
  13. acleex38


    Jul 28, 2006
    8 lbs 3 oz.

    7 lbs. 8 oz

    Considering both are walnut and the first one has stripes of ebony and purpleheart, not too shabby.
  14. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man

    Just about eight pounds and has crushed an Asian city or two under its, um, feet.
  15. christle


    Jan 26, 2002
    Cool! Thanks...I want to try one :D
  16. Here's my JB-2 - also under 8 pounds...and just a sweet sounding bass all around:

    GLJB2full.jpg GLJB2front.jpg


    Here's two other light basses - the Rob Allen is about 5 pounds, the Dean Fretless is about 7 pounds:



    And the Rob Allen:


  17. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    7.7lbs and sounds like a freight train!!!


  18. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    All between 7.5-7.9 pounds...

    7.9 pounds...

    7.5 pounds...

    7.7 pounds...
  19. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    My Lull M5V is very light..

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