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Tobias Toby Deluxe V Electric Bass (5-String), Ebony, with Black Hardware

The Toby Deluxe V's 34" asymmetrical neck make it comfortable to play and its Tonexpressor control lets you sit perfectly anywhere in a mix. (4) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Tobias Toby Deluxe V Bass Ebony

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Product Description

The Tobias Toby Deluxe V 5-string electric bass guitar is based on the original Toby bass released over 10 years ago and brings real innovation to modern bass players. Its comfortable body shape and superb feel make the Toby Deluxe V perfect for virtually any player and any style. An Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control allows for creative blends and fine adjustments to cut through dense mixes.

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Neck

The Toby Deluxe's most legendary feature is its hard maple Tobias asymmetrical neck profile which is a bolt-on design with recessed bolts and washers for easy adjustments. Tobias basses were among the first to feature an asymmetrical neck, a design where the neck is thinner on the lower side than on the upper side. The asymmetric back shape feels less bulky than standard bass necks allowing for maximum hand comfort.

While these Satin finished necks might feel thinner, there is still sufficient thickness on the upper side to provide for excellent strength, stability and--best of all--deep, rich tone. Your thumb will find easy reference points as your hand glides up and down the fretboard. The neck has a 34 inch scale length for enhanced clarity, a rosewood fingerboard with a 12 inch fingerboard radius and a 1.68 inch nut.

Electronics

The Tobias Toby Deluxe V bass electronics feature classic Tobias-designed pickups with a Tobias SCR single coil in the neck and a Tobias SCT single coil at the bridge. Controls are all-metal Knurled knobs and include Neck Volume, Pickup Blend with center Detent, and Master EQ. An Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control which enables bassists the option of making creative blends. The Active Tonexpressor is powerful on stage when you need fine adjustments to cut through dense mixes. The Active Tonexpressor uses an easy-to-change 9-volt battery.

Features:

- Solid basswood body
- Flush-mount, low profile, adjustable bridge
- Hard maple Tobias Asymmetrical neck
- Tobias-designed pickups with Tobias SCR single coil neck and Tobias SCT single coil bridge pickups
- Rosewood fingerboard with a 12-inch fingerboard radius
- Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control enables bassists the option of making creative blends.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Tobias products.
- Body: Basswood
- Neck: hard maple
- Neck Shape: Asymmetrical
- Neck Joint: Bolt-on, extended with recessed bolts/washers
- Scale Length: 34 inches
- Fingerboard: rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches
- Nut width: 1.68 inches
- Bridge Pickup: Tobias TBT Single-Coil
- Neck Pickup: Tobias TBR Single-Coil
- Controls: 1-neck volume, 1-Pickup blend with center detent, Master EQ, Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control with 9-volt battery and inside cavity cover
- Knobs: Knurled, all metal
- Bridge: Flush-mount, low-profile, fully adjustable
- Truss Rod: Metal, fully adjustable
- Truss Rod Cover: ABS - Black at body end
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Ebony, with Black Hardware
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 16 x 4 in
Transparent Red, with Black Hardware
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 16 x 4 in
Vintage Sunburst, with Black Hardware
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 16 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "looks can be deceiving!!!"
Overall: WOW. I'm very familiar with the Tobias brand as it relates to the kingstons and american MTD basses... so I was expecting a higher level of quality in this bass. In this particular instance, the saying holds fast... sometimes "you get what you pay for"...This bass is as beautiful as the day is long to lay eyes on!!! craftsmanship is impeccable... However, the tonal quality in no way shape or form matches up with the aesthetic appeal. It's like that woman who's phenomenally beautiful yet when she opens her mouth to speak, she makes you sick to your stomach with her ignorant and abrasive nature, immediately making her beautify fade into a distant memory. if you want something pretty fir the sole purposes of hanging on the wall in your studio and/or man cave, then by all means buy one of these! If you want a bass that actually has tonal quality that doesn't say "Hi, I'm a bass that came from K-Mart!!!" then DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT buy one of these.
Style of Music: jazz, rock, gospel, CCM, Urban, R&B
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Poorly Constructed Basses"
Overall: you do get what you pay for. Price point is great, BUT I would rather pay more for better quality. I order 5string Toby Deluxe to recieve ith with a croocked or warped neck. A string muted and would NOT ring out. I return the bass, was replaced with a new one and low and behold; the same issue (neck). Got my bass professionally "set up" both times and the EXACT same issue. I mean, is there ANY playability quality control checks, when these bases are contrsucted prior to sending out to sellers? This is ridiculous. now Ive accidenlt gone passed the 45 day return policy rules. Will ZZsounds correct my bass instrument issue? fingers crossed. I hope so. Michael Tobias would NOT put out bad products like this.
Style of Music: gospel, jazz, R&B, fusion, rock..
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