Jazz bass weight 9 lbs ???

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  1. XmasTree

    XmasTree Member

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    my Jazz bass weighed in at 9 lbs.
    alder body w/ rosewood

    MIM active deluxe


    How does that compare to others?
    Please jump in and share your jazz bass weight.
     
  2. The Golden Boy

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  3. XmasTree

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    The bass side of this place has no support.
    Who has a jazz bass?
    Is it heavy? please share.
     
  4. Road Pop

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    Basses can vary in weight. Different woods, bridges, sizes etc. I've seen 'em from 7-12 pounds over the years. My Hamer jazz is right at 10 lbs. The bridge weighs 2.75 lbs by itself (2 tek).
     
  5. Thor

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    Agree with the others in terms of a wide range of weights. I have a MIJ fender that is about 8.5 lbs, while my Lakland US JO is about 10 (heavier than I'd like it to be but it sounds great).

    Sounds like your J is right in the middle of the ballpark.
     
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    9 lbs. sounds about right. As other have mentioned, I've seen them go from 7 lbs (Sadowsky) up to 12 lbs or so (70's vintage Fender)...
     
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    With active electronics, you will be hard pressed to find a Jazz bass in the eights lbs. 9 is right.
     
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    I feel you man - I just asked about a small luthier and got my thread moved because I listed bass related items...I was asking more about the luthier than the models.

    My Fenders have all been within the 8-10 lb range...My current main bass, my Tobias weighs 11 lbs.
     
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    My American Vintage Jazz is almost exactly 9 lbs, as is my parts build p-bass (both alder). On the other hand, my '77 ash bodied jazz is almost 13 lbs. It sounds great, but man, playing a couple hour gig with that beast means a visit to the chiropractor the next day. Hurts my back just thinking about it. But it records better than any of my basses save my p-bass.
     
  10. XmasTree

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    I appreciate the feedback.
    Im a guitar player but i've been playing my active deluxe (vintage white) a lot lately. I've been using an Ampeg BA115 100w ss.

    So i weighed my telecaster and that thing was 8 1/4 pounds. (it's now on a diet)
    ..then i weighed the jazz and it was exactly 9 lbs.
    It feels really comfortable. I'm really happy w/ it too.
    Strange how the tele and the jazz differ by .75 of a lb. (both alder w/ rosewood)
     
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    Play a 11 pound bass for 4-5 hours LOL. Your chiro will love you.

    Send me the Jazz.... Color doesn't matter! (vintage white freak). I'm a bassplayer on a guitar board.
     
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    I'll just need your address and $50. ..but if you don't have the money, that's fine. I like helpin' brothers out!
     
  13. Jon C

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    don't have a Jazz but my G&L SB-2 (Jazz-based) is about 8.4 lbs. My G&L L-2000 Tribute (active electronics) is ~9.
     
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    i dig the more woody, lively sound of lighter basses, but the trouble with fenders is they quickly get neck-heavy if they're too light. those lightweight "boron" keys helped nicely with the balance of my pretty light am std p-bass.
     
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    Squire VM fretless: 9 lbs
    MIM Jazz Standard: 9 lbs

    Sounds right.
     
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    oh yeah? well i once weighed 174 lbs. Thats a lot of jazz basses!!!! ..beer too.
     
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    I have a 9lbs 3ozs alder and a 7lbs 4ozs ash. They are two different beasts. I had to get special tuners for the ash to get rid of the neck dive. I think 9lbs is right, no worries.
     
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    I haven't weighted it, to be honest, but I'm pretty sure my MIM Jazz Standard is 9-9.5 lbs. According to the Ernie Ball website, Sting Rays are supposed to be ~9.5 lbs. My Jazz is a hair lighter than my bud's Sting Ray.

    Of course, his AmStan P-Bass is lighter than both. Most American P basses I pick up seem to be pretty light.
     

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