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

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


  1. OceanStateBASS

    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

    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. graphics1988

    graphics1988 Supporting 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

    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. aproud1

    aproud1 Don'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. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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

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    Last edited: Dec 16, 2017
  8. Type-55

    Type-55 Supporting 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

    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. gskoubros

    gskoubros Commercial 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

    jlepre

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

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    two_basses.
    The big one is 5 lbs 10 oz, the smaller is 5 lbs 4 oz.
     
  13. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting 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

    jlepre

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

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Post 626, higher on this very page.
     
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  16. Vinnie Boombatz

    Vinnie Boombatz

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

    2017 Classic 50’s Precision: 8.5lbs
     
  17. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    See post 626.
     
  18. Heaviest bass would be one of my T-40s,probably 12.5lbs. No big deal weighed my toolbelt yesterday

    37lbs including the nailgun.
     
  19. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Evidently nobody reads the last post preceding theirs. :rollno:
     
  20. @Pilgrim

    No experience with spreadsheets. Sorry :thumbsup:
     

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