"How much does it Weigh?" Really!?

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  1. Kylote

    Kylote Member

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    I guess I just don't see the other side.

    One side - I care about the weight of the guitar.

    Other side - I don't care about the weight of the guitar and people that do care about the weight of the guitar piss me off.

    Let me know if I am misunderstanding the sides.
     
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  2. data_null

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    It doesn’t answer the question at all. I’m asking you for a number, not a non-answer. If the percentage is as “significant” as you are claiming it to be, then surely you can provide us with with an actual percentage and not a vague statement.
     
  3. Carbohydrates

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    Oh yeah, the thinline tele. Fender's original attempt to lower the weight of a guitar, because it was already an issue in 1969, 50 years ago.

    edit: great, post 666 in this hellish thread
     
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  4. MilwMark

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    If you actually care you can read up on the “Just Noticeable Difference” in weight which is established in studies at about 2%. Interesting field.
     
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  5. rhinocaster

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    People are just responding in a similar tone. Funny how the OP doesn’t like that.
     
  6. swampstomper

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    The actual number is not important unless you’re just trying to make a pointless argument. It’s enough that Sweetwater made a business decision to adopt the policy. In other words, “significant”.
     
  7. Bossanova

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    This thread needs more pics.

    This is a Wildwood Featherweight R4. It’s all solid mahogany, 1-piece back and long tenon, big neck and weighs 7.98lbs. yes, I paid extra for light weight:

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  8. 70' s Tone

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    The realty is that when we begin to age (and hopefully mellow like fine wine), weight does indeed become a deciding factor.
    Sadly, my two Gibson RD Artist basses don't get as much attention as they did when I was younger.
    Yes, they are extremely heavy - but the tone, play-ability, and vibe are absolutely incredible. :rolleyes:
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    Long live the flying shrimp! :cool:
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  9. Rachmaninoff

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    Out of curiosity... how much do they weigh?
     
  10. 70' s Tone

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    A little north of 14 pounds...each! :eek:
    But they are magnificent. ;)
    My back will disagree. :D
     
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  11. Carbohydrates

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    All righty.

    Gibson CR8, 7.6 lbs.
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    EBMM St. Vincent, 6.9 lbs.
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    Insurance won't pay for physical therapy forever; so the PTs train you for various exercise regimens you do on your own daily, and that I *do* do.
     
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  13. Bossanova

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    lovely! My St. Vincent GAS has been simmering now for over a year...
     
  14. DCross

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    You sissy boy! If you were a real man you would play a 12 pounder. However, since I'm a nice guy, I will take that ugly piece of plywood off your hands, for no charge to you, and dispose of it properly.

    You'll thank me when the hot honeys are swarming all over you because of the muscles you grow from carrying around a 12 lb Les Paul.



    (Kidding of course...jealous I am - she's a beauty, and all solid at that weight!?! My oh my!)
     
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  15. Josey

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    Guy made rant in 1st post. Guy then made joke about it in 2nd post and has continued to do so ever since.

    If you can't see the humor in it then there are bigger issues for you rather than the weight of a guitar. The ones who took offense would be those such as yourself. I've made it very clear that I'm here just to see how far the "lightweight's" will carry it.:munch
     
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  16. teefus

    teefus Silver Supporting Member

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    i use a $10 rapala fishing scale. the hook hangs on a tuning key and is very accurate. personally i always ask the weight. don't enjoy boat anchor guitars. i had a guy return an explorer shaped guitar i sold on reverb for weight. i included a photo of the guitar on the fishing scale to verify they weight. he said it felt heavier and reverb said i had to return it.
     
  17. Bossanova

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    LOL, I know... Imagine if it were Heather Poly with gold hardware..? What would they say about me at the pub..?
     
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    Guitar players = LOL.

    Peavey T - 40
     
  19. FuzzyAce

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    Speaking of weight, I have a cheap Yamaha electric i've had a number of years, neck plays like butter but it's neck heavy. I'm considering adding lead weights into the body cavity with epoxy just to balance it out. i'm dead serious :D
     
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  20. uab9253

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    I don't weigh my guitars but I do weigh my BM's, religiously. That means I kneel down over the scale when I'm reading the value.
    You can tell a lot about your current state of health if you keep an eye on your weights.
    Remember to always diet and excerise, and consult your physician before starting any new nutritional program.
     
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  21. uab9253

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    I've heard people say don't use lead. I'm presuming because of the electronics?
     

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