Show us your boat anchors!

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Handsome McClane, Dec 13, 2020.

At what point does a guitar become a boat anchor to you?

  1. 14 + lbs

    10 vote(s)
    13.5%
  2. 12+ lbs

    8 vote(s)
    10.8%
  3. 10+ lbs

    26 vote(s)
    35.1%
  4. 9+ lbs

    22 vote(s)
    29.7%
  5. 8+ lbs

    8 vote(s)
    10.8%
  6. 7+ lbs

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Member

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    From Wikipedia:

    "A Hammond B-3 organ, bench, and pedalboard weighs 425 pounds (193 kg)."

    A friend of mine told me that moving a Leslie was about like moving a refrigerator.
     
  2. StratMike10

    StratMike10 Dr. Stratster Gold Supporting Member

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    My Norlin Les Paul was 13.5 lbs., it was a neat old guitar but as much as I wanted to I could not deal with the weight.

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  3. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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  4. Deafsoundguy

    Deafsoundguy Strat-o-hackster Silver Member

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    OMG, do you have any idea of how many of those bigass F’ers I’ve had to help get on and off a stage and into guys’ vans? One-two punch, get the Leslie on stage and then the battleship anchor SVT head and cabinet right after :(. God I hate those things....but yeah they sound great :thumb:
     
  5. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Those bodies were all over the place, not unlike Gibson today.
    I've heard from a lot of guys over the years who have had extremely heavy late 70s Fenders.
     
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  6. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

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    My elementary music teacher conned me into playing the tuba. I was one of the few who could wrap my arms around the beast. 1971 - 4th grade, 9 years old. Always the tall one back row center in class photos.

    The sort of coffin shaped case is in the foreground. My Dad made a form fit dolly to wheel the thing about.

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  7. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

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    To move? ROTFL2g.gif

    I do so love the sounds from that combo...
     
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  8. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Member

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    That's nuts! I seriously wonder how you make a Strat weigh that much. Solid ebony body maybe? I have a Warmoth bodied Strat that's solid (unchambered) walnut, and it weighs less than one pound more than my '76 hardtail Fender, 8-3/4 pounds. I thought that was heavy!
     
  9. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Thank you, but no
     
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  10. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    These are my heavyweights. Not sure what they weigh, im guessing right around ten pounds. My Tele isn't far behind. The Goldie is '19, the Trad is '16

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  11. Pandamasque

    Pandamasque Strat-Talker

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    My heaviest is a Japanese '68 Les Paul Custom copy by Edwards, non-weight relieved. It's around 3.8kg or 8.4lbs.
     
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    unionjack515 Senior Stratmaster

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    My two Strat Pluses (9lb 5oz and 9lb 7oz) weigh more than my two Les Pauls (8lb 9oz and 8lb 15oz). I consider the Strats boat anchors and the Les Pauls featherweights.
     
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  13. SKYDOG4570

    SKYDOG4570 Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Had a 13# LP clone, neck through - whew, a monster, she's gone. IMG_20180209_161101.jpg
     
  14. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Seriously.... Some of that Ash was really dense. Old stock that had been in the warehouse since the 50s? No telling.
     
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    Chuck8436 Senior Stratmaster

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    '76 Les Paul Custom and '20 Les Paul Standard 50s. They weigh about the same. Around 13 lbs, give or take a few ounces. I like the weight though. Id say 15 or 16 lbs is probably pushing it.
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  16. Groovey

    Groovey Dr. Stratster

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    Semihollow but a ton of brass on this. I'll have to put it on the scale.
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    Don't have this now but it was just over 14lbs
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    I briefly had a Kay LP copy that was horrendously heavy. Not only that, but pretty much all the weight was in the body which meant that I had to keep a hand on it at all times when playing sitting down, or it would slip off my leg onto the floor. I never even tried playing it standing up, which was probably for best - the first time the guy I sold it played it, the strap broke and it landed right on the end of the cable. :eek:

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    Isca Strat-Talker

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    I have a heavy, non-chambered Les Paul but have never actually put in on the scales... and as a European I have no idea about pounds ;)

    On the subject of weighty gear, I used to be in a 5 piece band where the keyboardist had an old Kurzweil keyboard - in its flightcase it literally felt like carrying a human body in a coffin, definitely a 4 person lift. Always fun in venues with narrow stairs. The guitarist had an old Twin that was the heaviest combo I’ve ever had to move. And I was on bass, with an 8x10 cab. Haven’t gigged for a decade, but if/when I do I am going to be thankful for modern lightweight rigs!
     
  20. stormsedge

    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    There are many like them, but these were mine.

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