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    Tone impact aside I like the feel of a guitar with some beef when hanging on a strap...heavier is better for me.
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    Lighter for me. More than 9 lbs (on a strap) causes my herniated disc in my neck to act up…


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    Quote Originally Posted by JMintzer View Post
    Lighter for me. More than 9 lbs (on a strap) causes my herniated disc in my neck to act up…


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    Ouch. Sounds like that TA should be seeing more play time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    Ouch. Sounds like that TA should be seeing more play time.
    My HB II is lighter, as is my Thorn. Hell, my PRS CU-22/12 is lighter!

    I have a 8lb 2oz R8 fer Chrissakes! All of my boat anchors have moved on…


    The TA is still sitting in it's case, waiting…


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    I used to be a straight up heavy guitar man but as time has gone on I am digging lighter guitars, they still feel like toys (no offence intended I have a large frame) but I think it means I am maturing as a guitarist more and opening my mind up to different things.

    Playing standing up with a heavy slab of hog makes me feel like dave grohl haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMintzer View Post
    My HB II is lighter, as is my Thorn. Hell, my PRS CU-22/12 is lighter!

    I have a 8lb 2oz R8 fer Chrissakes! All of my boat anchors have moved on…


    The TA is still sitting in it's case, waiting…


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    Quote Originally Posted by JMintzer View Post

    I have a 8lb 2oz R8 fer Chrissakes! All of my boat anchors have moved on…

    Jamie
    My black Lester is 9 14, I can't play it more than a set without a break, but I love the sound I get from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowro View Post

    Playing standing up with a heavy slab of hog makes me feel like dave grohl haha
    ...who play a semi-hollow!

    I know what you mean, though. If rehearsals and gigs were 45 min things, I'd be more inclined to sling a heavier guitar. As it stands, I like my 6lbs hollow bodies and Mira.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egads View Post
    ...who play a semi-hollow!

    I know what you mean, though. If rehearsals and gigs were 45 min things, I'd be more inclined to sling a heavier guitar. As it stands, I like my 6lbs hollow bodies and Mira.
    I really Gould have used another analogy!

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    i like light. last mccarty trem i had was up close to 9 lbs. although it was a great sounding guitar, it just got uncomfortable towards the end of a gig. the 2 dgt's i owned weighed right around 7.75 lbs.

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    I never hear bass players gripe about how heavy their guitar is.
    I'm just sayin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HANGAR18 View Post
    I never hear bass players grip about how heavy their guitar is.
    I'm just sayin'.
    That's cause bassists are manly men..... with beards
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    I like light guitars, which is the main reason I like the Custom 24. It's got tone, but it doesn't weigh a ton. I find that lightweight guitars have a distinct tone, I can't describe it in words, but all I know is that they speak to me more than heavy guitars do. Plus, I like lightweight because it's easier to maneuvre or walk around with a lightweight guitar, heavy guitars just drags your weight down and makes you want to just stand in one spot IMO.

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    I admit to being a light-weight!
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    Light for me. I think it's backlash from all those 4+ hour gigs I played as a gangly 14 year old with a Les Paul Custom that was well over 9 pounds. I think it made my left shoulder a different shape for a while! I went as far as having a couple of Parker Flys at one time. These days most of my solid bodies are in the 7.5 pound range, although I just bought a PRS that it was advertised at 8 pounds, 5 ounces and it feels just fine. Not sure I'd want to go a whole lot heavier than that though for gigs where I can't switch instruments easily. Too many other factors among guitars I've owned to say anything regarding tone vs. weight.

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    I prefer the lighter side. Getting older sucks. Humping gear to gigs every week sucks. Playing a lighter guitar is better. My Artist 22 is just perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    I admit to being a light-weight!
    You have thinned up bro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowro View Post
    I really Gould have used another analogy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egads View Post
    AND checked my spelling!!!!

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    Depends on the pick up.

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