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Username: def_touch

Post Number: 2
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 5:43 am:   Edit Post

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.
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1528
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 12:23 am:   Edit Post

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.
Username: def_touch

Post Number: 4
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 4:39 am:   Edit Post

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.
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 348
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 4:50 am:   Edit Post

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.
Username: llobsterbass

Post Number: 14
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 2:22 pm:   Edit Post

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.
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Username: keurosix

Post Number: 188
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 5:39 pm:   Edit Post

Check this one out. In the "For Sale or Trade" Section. A 4 string Epic Bubinga beauty. under 9 pounds.


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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 908
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 12:08 am:   Edit Post

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.
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Username: 88persuader

Post Number: 317
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 12:41 am:   Edit Post

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.

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