If you were going to buy a new bass sight unseen, and you went to the Sweetwater sight and saw quite a weight spread (over a pound) within different basses of the same model, would you go heavier or lighter if you were looking for the better playing and sounding instrument and not really concerned about he weight being to heavy or light physically for you.
This Schecter Omen Extreme 4 shown here isn’t what I’m thinking of getting but it illustrates my point because they have 4 of them… (I want an Schecter SLS Elite 4 in black fade burst btw )
Sadly I seem to live in a black hole for well stocked music stores, most tend to lean toward the high school band and orchestra product lines. So being able to actually play something I’m specifically interested in an extreme long shot if I want to go try something out. I made the hour drive to the “local” Guitar Center a few week ago and was less than impressed with the selection of basses. Most of the smaller shops have a very limited inventory (1 to 3 basses) as well. Plus the next closest decent local small shop is an hour in the other direction. We had one shop in town run by a GREAT guy, but he died of Covid last fall and they ended up closing the shop down permanently last week (RIP Matt).
The struggle is real