I loved a '76 that is 9.29 pounds, but I also know a good strat can do it too! But NOW folks don't know or don't remember that it was actually a GOOD thing to have a heavy LP..with brass everything on it! but too heavy is too heavy!! Lots of fads in the guitar world for sure! What boost do you like..I have had great luck with Electro Harmonix LPB-1..it really fattens up a single coil, and drives the pre-amp nicely.