# Time to tell the truth: how much does your bass weigh?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pilgrim, Feb 24, 2008.

1. ### OceanStateBASS

Mar 18, 2015
Not that I would ever fuss about it, but my MM Stingray5 weighs approximately 16 Ibs. He sounds amazing and he always has since I've ever known him. I happened to get a heavier slab of wood with my bass thats just how it is and I wouldn't have it any other way. IMO, the more mass the better (within reason). Issac Newton was arguably the greatest bassist to ever walk this earth, this much we know. That being said however, it's now evident that he was also very good with math and physics. Here's some good poopie that he was able to lay down for us:
If body A exerts a force F on body B, then body B exerts an equal and opposite force −Fback on body A. The mathematical expression for this is FAB = -FBA
Anyway I love it where this guy is comin from w/ this.. Light basses are for the feeble and the elderly. When I become a senior citizen ill consider light weight to be advantageous

2. ### ghostfather

Oct 26, 2013
Fender Coronado II reissue 2014: 9.8 lbs
Fender Musicmaster 1978: 8.8 lbs
Fender Precision AVRI 2012 with bridge and p/u covers: 8.8 lbs

3. ### graphics1988Supporting Member

Oct 26, 2014
Ontario Canada
There's 20 seconds i will never get back! lol.... i didnt KNOW there were actual 16lb basses out there - that is crazy! While i agree on mass vs tone to a certain degree, i DO know there are a ton of amazing sounding light weight basses out there - and Newton forgot to mention the timeframe for subject B to be able to withstand such equal force on subject A... guess i'm already too old

4. ### jd56hawk

Sep 12, 2011
The Garden State
Well, I have two USA-made G&Ls.
The SB-2 is maybe the heaviest bass I've ever owned, never bothered weighing it, but the L2000 is only 7.2 lbs!
No sense weighing my Dean Exotica acoustic bass… only the tone is heavy.

5. ### aproud1Don't surround yourself with yourself.Supporting Member

Aug 13, 2007
Cincy, OH

Yeah. 16 lbs is redonkulous. I had a P bass that was almost 13 and I couldn't rid of it fast enough. Though I will say it wasn't neck heavy.

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6. ### PilgrimSupporting Member

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7. ### gsgbass

My Gibson 2018 SG Std. weighs in at 7.10 pounds.

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8. ### Type-55Supporting Member

Jul 20, 2000
Michigan
Keep in mind digital scales are in 1/10 lb increments so it's not the same as ounces.
Unless you have the option of choosing between the 2 units.

9. ### tlc1976

Aug 2, 2016
Michigan
All basses are in signature. Only mods is shielding on all basses, which is probably negligible.

Harmony - 7 lbs
Kramer - 9 lbs 8 oz
Ibanez - 9 lbs
Zdressy - 12 lbs or just a bit over
6 string - 9 lbs 12 oz

10. ### gskoubrosCommercial User

Dec 13, 2017
Rhodes, Greece
Fender precision standard USA (model 2012): 3,7 kg.
Fender precision Japan "Donald Duck Dunn" limited edition: 3,9 kg.
Musicman Stingray USA (model 2012): 4,45 kg.

11. ### jlepre

Nov 12, 2007
Parsippany, NJ
Sire P7 5 string in Ash. 9.4 pounds

12. ### mikeosoAcoustic CurmudgeonSupporting Member

Feb 14, 2014
eastern Iowa

The big one is 5 lbs 10 oz, the smaller is 5 lbs 4 oz.

13. ### PilgrimSupporting Member

Just a reminder, if you want your basses listed, you have to add them to the spreadsheet yourself. Directions are back a bit in this thread.

14. ### jlepre

Nov 12, 2007
Parsippany, NJ
Ya....I can't find it.

15. ### PilgrimSupporting Member

Post 626, higher on this very page.

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16. ### Vinnie Boombatz

May 26, 2010
2008 American Standard Precision: 8.4lbs.

2017 Classic 50’s Precision: 8.5lbs

17. ### PilgrimSupporting Member

See post 626.

18. ### kodiakblair

Jun 14, 2007
Falkirk,Scotland
Heaviest bass would be one of my T-40s,probably 12.5lbs. No big deal weighed my toolbelt yesterday

37lbs including the nailgun.

19. ### PilgrimSupporting Member

Evidently nobody reads the last post preceding theirs.

20. ### kodiakblair

Jun 14, 2007
Falkirk,Scotland
@Pilgrim

No experience with spreadsheets. Sorry