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11 hours ago, hooky_lowdown said:

Doesn't the Blazer have a solid ash body? I wouldn't say any ash bodied bass is light as a feather.

You're actually right. It's not that light now I've weighed it compared to the nanyo. 

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2 hours ago, Elfrasho said:

You're actually right. It's not that light now I've weighed it compared to the nanyo. 

Out of interest, as Blazers are quality basses, what is the weight of yours?

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Why not playing sitting ? This is what I'm doing as I have a severe back injury (66% crippled because of this).

Otherwise, you'll also need a very large decent strap or a duo strap (if you are not too tall or large).

Check headless basses : they are often lighter and way more ergonomical.

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20 hours ago, TheGreek said:

Spectorcore?? I have to keep mine in a case to stop it floating off. Not sure whether they're available fretted.

I believe there are fretted versions too. Nice basses and a great suggestion :)

The extra weight of the frets allows them to remain grounded even on an instrument stand ;)

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9 hours ago, hooky_lowdown said:

Out of interest, as Blazers are quality basses, what is the weight of yours?

just a tiny bit over 4kg (on my poundland luggage scales)

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On 07/10/2019 at 03:49, Cato said:

Hofner violin basses have a reputation for being a couple of pounds lighter than the average Precision.

Not sure if that applies to copies by the likes of Harley Benton etc.

Hofner Contemporary Series basses (Chinese made) are several pounds lighter than a P-bass.

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Hi, bit late in on this one. I have severe back and shoulder issues now and moved from my usual bass, a Fender Jazz Bass to a Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass. Great bass, crafted in Japan with a very fast neck and best of all it is very light and causes me no problems. I bought it on this very forum. Worth checking one out.

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If you can get hold of one, a Squier PB331 - the 32” scale Precision from the 1980s - can be rather feathery. Mine’s 7.2lbs with Hipshot Ultralites. 

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The lightest solid body bass i've owned is the Cort GB74 

you can pick them up very cheap second hand and they play like a high end bass

mine must be around 7lb

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On 21/10/2019 at 13:23, Hellzero said:

Check headless basses : they are often lighter and way more ergonomical.

The weight on my Hohner the Jack is barely 3.6 kg (approx 7.9 lbs). 

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Just thought of another lightweight - the Fender MB4 and the Squier equivalent.  I had the 5 string version, the Fender MB-5, and that weighed 7lb on the nose so the 4 string will be lighter.  The Fender ones, at least, are pretty good basses - MIJ, very Jazz like.  

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