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Body Weight

Postby ampig » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:59 am

I'm working on a "lightweight" bass project.
When purchasing a body sans hardware, what would be considered light?
What can I reasonably expect to find?
Are there any particular brands/manufacturers that are more likely to have light bodies available?
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Re: Body Weight

Postby harleyyy » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:50 am

Howard, the light side would be 4-4.5 lbs IMO. Alder and Swamp can be found around this weight without too much difficulty. Call these guys, they have a great rep for being intuitive and helpful...

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Re: Body Weight

Postby noahvale » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:16 am

My 7 lb. five string has a swamp ash body from Warmoth. It was special ordered for it's weight.
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Re: Body Weight

Postby nolabass » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:29 am

I believe you want roughly half the final weight in the body. 8lb bass = 4-ish lb body. Obviously the hardware will matter. More body hardware less body weight in the beginning.
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Re: Body Weight

Postby ampig » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:44 am

Thanks guys
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