What is the lightest Weight Fender/Squier Bass?

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What is the lightest Weight Fender/Squier Bass?

Post by Larsongs » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:22 am

What is the lightest weight Fender/Squier Bass? Offset Bass?

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Re: What is the lightest Weight Fender/Squier Bass?

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:56 am

The Squier Bronco Bass is quite light.

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Re: What is the lightest Weight Fender/Squier Bass?

Post by mbene085 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:08 am

Yep, the mustang and bronco basses are as small and light as they get.

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Re: What is the lightest Weight Fender/Squier Bass?

Post by countertext » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:56 am

If you’re willing to go all the way to the bottom, the Indonesian Squier Jag basses are the lightest basses I’ve ever held. They need tweaking and electronics upgrades for sure, and there’s a fair chance they’ll crumple if the humidity gets too high. Well, I mean, that’s my feeling, based on how little they weigh.

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Re: What is the lightest Weight Fender/Squier Bass?

Post by Mike S » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:38 am

The Bronco and Mustang basses feel pretty light to me. The VI does too, but maybe I'm just being fooled by the shorter scale.

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Re: What is the lightest Weight Fender/Squier Bass?

Post by thenewromance » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:51 am

I had a Bronco once I used for live gigs. Light as they come. Needed a (rough) fret job and a new pickup, about 100 € in total, and there I went.

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Re: What is the lightest Weight Fender/Squier Bass?

Post by andy_tchp » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:47 pm

countertext wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:56 am
If you’re willing to go all the way to the bottom, the Indonesian Squier Jag basses are the lightest basses I’ve ever held. They need tweaking and electronics upgrades for sure, and there’s a fair chance they’ll crumple if the humidity gets too high. Well, I mean, that’s my feeling, based on how little they weigh.
Agreed. I think the Squier Jag Bass I encountered was lighter than my AVRI Jaguar.

It needed a hell of a lot of work to get the neck into a playable state though :unsure:
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