Wim Laven

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Is this strictly for getting the bass’ weight, or is it for shipping costs? Figure in dimensional weight if it’s the latter.

Bass weight. It is such a popular question that I know I must weight a bass before I try to sell it.

I did see they have kitchen scales up to 5000 grams (11 lbs.) for less than $20. So I'll probably go that route.
 
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Bass weight. It is such a popular question that I know I must weight a bass before I try to sell it.

I did see they have kitchen scales up to 5000 grams (11 lbs.) for less than $20. So I'll probably go that route.

Yep, can never seem to dodge that question. I like mine heavy, usually around 12#. It just feels right to me.
 

muggsy

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What is the best way to weigh a bass prior to listing it for sale?

I weigh myself on the bathroom scale, then pick up the bass and do it again. Good thing I'm not selling anything these days, because I haven't stepped on the scale since March. I'm guessing I've gained the equivalent of a Stingray Special during quarantine.
 

danny-79

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I weigh myself on the bathroom scale, then pick up the bass and do it again. Good thing I'm not selling anything these days, because I haven't stepped on the scale since March. I'm guessing I've gained the equivalent of a Stingray Special during quarantine.

:p most of my clothes have all shrunk during the year of the sweat pants lol
 

wannarock8

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How long do you go without playing a bass before you think, probably time to let this one go?
I am a song writer with a home studio, which complicates this issue considerably.
I record a few songs a year. But I keep basses around which I haven't used in years because I got them thinking "I need that tone for a certain song" and I tell myself I'll write another song where I'll use a given bass, but I may not get to it for a few years.

I counted yesterday. I have a dozen basses.
I did sell two since August this year, but have bought four. It has been a time of transition and upgrading. I sold some pretty nice ones, and bought some really fancy ones, including two EBMM Bongos.

I am transitioning a little bit into being a collector. Something I told myself I don't want to do. But I got a couple from another company that I won't name just because they did some limited runs in some stunning colors. And I got the satin honeyburst Sept 2020 BFR Bongo just because it looks stunning and they're only making 60.

I guess mine are all being played and recorded (just not as much as I'd like), which is why I hang on to them.
 
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five7

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Haven't heard from the ultimate collector for awhile, Musicman Nut.
 

wazzel

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I don't buy lots of basses so I get attached. The last two I purchased are the 95 and 09 listed in my sig. They are not going anywhere.
 
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