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What are your lightest/heaviest basses?...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Claymore, Sep 18, 2020.


  1. Claymore

    Claymore

    Nov 10, 2019
    Rhode Island
    E40C1409-B24F-4C1E-8A7F-A5BDA3A0E2BF.jpeg Do you gravitate towards boat anchors, featherweights or a mix of both? My Dano weighs in at 6.8lbs (which includes a Reverend chrome arm rest) and the sit-down battle axe of my collection is the ATK at a whopping 11.6lbs. How important is weight to you? I've heard some people say they won't ever buy a bass over 9lbs. I guess it depends on what you're gonna do with it. I would never want to play a gig with something like that ATK but for sitting down and noodling around with... Why not? I guess if I had to put a number on it, over 9.2lbs is when a bass starts to feel a little cumbersome to me. Do you have a cut-off point when it comes to weight? Please share. :D
     
  2. Lightest- Dingwall ABZ 5- 7.5lbs
    Heaviest- Brubaker Xtreme- 10ish lbs


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  3. Claymore

    Claymore

    Nov 10, 2019
    Rhode Island
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  4. LetItGrowTone

    LetItGrowTone

    Apr 2, 2019
    Mine are 8.2 +/- 1 lb.
    Since I don't notice any negative affect on tone I like lighter. 8.2 is good.
    The one at 7.2 is unbalanced, that's all. It sounds great.
     
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  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    heaviest = 7.8 lbs. (fretless PJ)
    lightest = 6.2 lbs. (fretless P)

    average of six axes = 6.95

    FWIW: no neck dive on any. all modified.
     
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  6. Claymore

    Claymore

    Nov 10, 2019
    Rhode Island
    Just out of curiosity, is the P a Fender?..That seems unusually light (and awesome). If I had a choice, I would lighten all my basses to the 7lb range. My back would appreciate it.
     
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  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    it's a clone, from parts (~$650):
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  8. Claymore

    Claymore

    Nov 10, 2019
    Rhode Island
    Nice. My P is 9lbs exactly. Not exactly a beast but not overly comfortable either.
     
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  9. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    13.5 lbs solid aluminum bad boy
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    Haven’t weighed my Precision & Jazz basses but they’re on the lighter side. Maybe 9 and some change each.
     
  10. LetItGrowTone

    LetItGrowTone

    Apr 2, 2019
    You really should consider a basswood body. I was also surprised that I liked the sound so much.
     
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  12. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    I haven't got the two weeks it would take to weigh all my basses to find out which is the heaviest and which is the lightest.
     
  13. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Suspended Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    I had a early 90s ATK, it was a little on the heavy side, it was my main gigger for a few years!
     
  14. tleebassist11

    tleebassist11 Taylor Lee Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2011
    NC
    Endorsing: Fodera, DR Strings, Epifani Amps
    Heaviest= My Fodera Monarch 5 weighs 9.8 lbs
    my lightest is my new Modulus Revolite 4 string that weighs 6.3 lbs
     
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  15. BishopHastur

    BishopHastur

    Jan 20, 2014
    So. Cal.
    Lightest: Fender Ashbory round 3 pounds.
    Heaviest: The Mothman 15.05 pounds.
     
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  16. Trabeen

    Trabeen Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Idaho
    Lightest is a Mensinger Leaf at 7 1/2 pounds and heaviest is a Yamaha TRB6-Pii at 12 1/2, both of them are in regular live rotation and both of them proclaim considerable bootay.

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  17. Not sure if all of them are. This particular one is. By far the most comfortable bass I’ve ever owned. Not just because of the weight. But the playability is supreme.
     
  18. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Couple Fenders in the 10 lb, 6 oz range (avatar). And a Duesy that is just a tick below 8.
    Aren't all wood basses made of bass wood? That's like saying a fish sammich is made of fish.
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  19. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
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    Just a hair below 8# Duesenberg Starplayer
     

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  20. I'm not sure of the exact weights, but my lightest is my Squier CV Precision and my heaviest is my Sterling Stingray.
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