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What does your bass weigh thread!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thehangingmist, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Just found out my fender jazz geddy lee bass weighs 5.1 kgs! Yikes!
    So what does ur bass weigh?
  2. Seba_H5001


    Jul 15, 2012
    Just bought a Geddy in Ebay, the seller said it.weighs 9 pounds
  3. 14lbs

    heavyweight bass heavyweight tone
  4. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Ltd Deluxe B-1005 - 9 lbs

    Squier VM Fretless P - 7 lbs

    Squier VM Jazz V - 10.6 lbs

    Fender MP Jaguar - 9.4 lbs

    Have a great weekend,

  5. maxiegrant

    maxiegrant Bassist in Transition

    Nov 26, 2007
    Sellersburg, IN
    Spector NS-20004 (my current avatar is me playing it), 11.5 lbs.
    Spector Legend Custom 5: 10.5 lbs

    None of my other basses come close. I think most of my other basses (Squier Jazzes, a Bass VI, Rickenbacker 4001 and a couple of other little oddities) are 9 lbs or less. I don't usually worry about them. The Spectors I have to have very special straps for because I personally only weigh about 155 lbs . . .
  6. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    You should've made a poll. The results would have been interesting. My Gamma Beta is just over 8 pounds. My mustang about the same.
  7. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    My two main basses weigh in at:
    3.9Kg -5 string 36" alder body maple neck rosewood board.
    3.8Kg -'51 style P bass with alder body and rosewood fingerboard.
  8. JellinWellen


    Oct 18, 2012
    My honeyburst P is like 7.5 lbs. It is SUPER light.
  9. dtsamples

    dtsamples Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Wilmington, DE
    Holy crap. You either have a strong back or a good stool.
    dinodino likes this.
  10. yeah, she's a killer. i play originals so sets are normally only 30-40 minutes, an hour tops

    i sit to play at home.

    if i was doing 4 hour gigs i'd be getting something else or a better strap
  11. never really mattered to me till my shoulder started giving up mid way through long sets! lots of pain! not pretty! got a gruv gear duo strap now.. will be getting a lighter bass in the future when i can.. though that seems difficult for now, for many reasons including and besides $$ :meh:
  12. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Mine weighs in at just over 8 lbs.

  13. mark beem

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

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Mike Lull M5V - 8.5 lbs

    Lakland Skyline 55-64 - 9.5 lbs

    ESP LTD B205-SM Fretless - 9 lbs

    Peavey Sarzo Signature - 9.5 lbs
  14. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003

    I prefer lighter basses.
    Most basses I keep for an extended period of time weight in
    between 7.5 lbs- 8.5 lbs.
    I never go over 9 lbs. TJM
  15. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

    My main bass, a Line 6 Variax 5 string, weighed 13lbs. After it was damaged in a truck accident, I rebuilt it, and chambered it, and got it down to 9 lbs. Far better.

    I would also add that chambering the bass had no effect on sustain or any other effect on the operation of the bass.
  16. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1382817315.632654.

    FBB Bassworks medium scale. 7.75 lbs of sexy thump.
  17. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Both hollow bodies weigh in at 8.0 lbs.

    51/ 55 P Bass is 8.5 lbs.

    Warmoth build is 9.0 lbs.

    Custom G&L ASAT comes in at 9.5 lbs.
    dinodino and 99Z3 like this.
  18. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    My ESP LTD B206-SM is the heaviest bass I own 12 lbs. 4 Oz.
    (Heavy bass, heavy tone...it's a KILLER bass!)

    Conklin 7 string is runner up at 12 lbs even.

    Lightest is my Chinese "Harmonia" 6 string fretless ABG at 5 lbs 11 Oz.

    Runner-up is my Carvin AC50 fretless semi-hollow body 6 lbs 7 oz.
    It's killer in it's own way too!

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