Post Number: 2
|Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 5:43 am: |
I'd like to find a lightweight 4 string Alembic. Prefer the less expensive models, but if it's light, I'm interested. Would like to avoid ebay and buy from a private owner. Thanks.
Post Number: 1528
|Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 12:23 am: |
The Essence is the smallest shape, and usually lighter than most other styles. One thing about Essences is that quite a lot of them (especially early ones) have maple bodies, which would make them heavier than the mahogany version.
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 4:39 am: |
I'm sure it varies from bass to bass. I'm going to try an epic and see how that goes. I expect a spoiler or distillate will be too heavy, in even the lightest version.
Post Number: 348
|Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 4:50 am: |
If you pick a flame or quilt maple body I don't think the weight is an issue. I guess it depends on the piece of wood, but in my experience most of the maple basses I've owned/played have been comfortably lighter than the mahogany ones. I have 2 Rics that only weigh about 8 lbs despite all that chrome plated metal, and my Pedulla was a similar weight.
Post Number: 14
|Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 2:22 pm: |
It's not for sale, but my Orion 4 is the lightest bass I own...haven't weighed it, but it can't be much more than 8 lbs. You might want to check out Orions.
Post Number: 188
|Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 5:39 pm: |
Check this one out. In the "For Sale or Trade" Section. A 4 string Epic Bubinga beauty. under 9 pounds.
Post Number: 908
|Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 12:08 am: |
You may want to have a look at an Elan, I recently got one and the weight is significantly lighter than my other mahogany body basses. They appear on Ebay fairly regularly so you should be able to get hold of one without too much trouble.
Post Number: 317
|Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 12:41 am: |
Well my Stanley Clark Standard is for sale on this site. It's not entry level but I believe it's a good deal for $3,200 and it's a small body model.