A: It depends on what pickup array you’ve installed and other options.
Generally, around 9 pounds. If you’re a medium to large man, our standard MegStrap should make the weight ride comfortably on your shoulder. However, if you are smaller of stature or have had any back problems or if the weight annoys you during the gig, try the alternate support methods.
For example, the folks over at Slider Strap have provided us with some of their patented ‘two-shoulder’ straps onto which we’ve grafted our shoulder pad and attachment to hold the bass upright. While it takes a moment longer to put it on or take it off, it spreads the weight out most wonderfully!
You can also reduce the weight by connecting the removable belthook so that your pants belt bears some of the weight. And if you can sit down during the gig, use the MegBar and the instrument’s weight can rest comfortably on your thighs while you play.