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Old 06-17-2011, 02:01 AM   #31
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I'd agree with everyone else. Balance is the critical issue - poor balance will destroy the appeal of even the lightest instrument. Weight wise, I guess 9lb or so, maybe a little more. I did a long stint of gigging with an Ernie Ball Stingray, but I've got no idea what it weighed. But that weight was OK. What's the average EB Stingray weigh?

EDIT: Seems they weigh around 10lb or so, so I guess that's OK for me.

When I was working in Sweden, I used to hang out with Sunken a bit. He's got a few basses that felt like boat anchors to me. A Warwick Buzzard and a 70s Fender P. They were WAY too heavy.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:14 AM   #32
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watt ?
Let it go. It's like a henway.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:15 AM   #33
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What's a henway?
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:36 AM   #34
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http://www.carvinchannel.com/play.php?vid=116

By far the best balanced bass I've ever owned.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:59 AM   #35
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http://www.carvinchannel.com/play.php?vid=116

By far the best balanced bass I've ever owned.
And also by far the only bass with uglier horns than a Warwick.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:04 AM   #36
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And also by far the only bass with uglier horns than a Warwick.
true dat.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:13 PM   #37
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My Jazz (<-looks like this one) is all Ash and weighs a TON!!! (11 pounds-ish). I just thing a lot of builders/body makers think everyone wants a light weight body. Next time you get a blank, leave it 1/4" thicker than it "needs" to be front to back.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:17 PM   #38
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My Jazz (<-looks like this one) is all Ash and weighs a TON!!! (11 pounds-ish). I just thing a lot of builders/body makers think everyone wants a light weight body. Next time you get a blank, leave it 1/4" thicker than it "needs" to be front to back.
Swamp Ash =/= Northern Ash.
My G&L Ash bass is the heaviest one I own (heavier than my 2 T40's). One of my lightest basses is by Ash Pbass. Weight-wise, hot lookin' Ash is all over the place!
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:19 PM   #39
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Weight has never been an issue for me... Balance is more important & the only bass I've owned that hasn't balanced is my EB-3 and it's for sale.
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