Tobias Toby Deluxe IV Electric Bass

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A great value on a great-feeling bass, the Toby Deluxe IV sports a comfortable, low-profile bridge and a Tonexpressor knob for robust tone-shaping options.
The Toby Deluxe-IV features the same classic design as features as the "Standard" but adds to it, a powerful bass shaping system called the active Tonexpessor. The "Deluxe" also comes in gorgeous translucent satin finishes showing off the natural wood grain for which Tobias basses have been famous.

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Classic Electronics:

The Toby Deluxe-IV electronics feature classic Tobias-designed pickups with a Tobias SCR single coil in the neck and a Tobias SCTsingle 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 enables the player the option of creative blends and is a powerfulally on stage to when you need fine adjustments to cut through dense mixes. The Active Tonexpressor uses an easy-to-change 9-volt battery. The bridge is flush-mounted for a low profile and is fully adjustable. Satin finish options include Trans Amber, Trans Black, Trans Red, and Walnut.
- Body: Basswood
- Neck: Hard Maple
- Neck Shape: Tobias Asymmetrical Neck Profile
- Neck Joint: Bolt-on; extended with recessed bolts/washers
- Scale Length: 34"
- Fingerboard Material: Granadillo
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Nut Width: 1.61"
- Hardware: Black
- Machine Heads: Deluxe Diecast; 14:1 ratio
- Neck Pickup: Tobias SCR Single-Coil
- Bridge Pickup: Tobias SCT Single-Coil

- 1-Neck Volume
- 1-Pickup Blend with Center Detent
- 1-Master EQ
- 1-Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control
- Power: 9V battery; Inside cavity cover
- Knobs: Knurled; All Metal
- Bridge: Flush-mount; low-profile; Fully adjustable
- Truss Rod: Metal; Adjustable at body end
- Truss Rod Cover: ABS -- Black at body end
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON
(12 ratings)
Submitted September 1, 2012 by robert k in nashville, TN
"extremely satisfied "
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The guitars overall feel is out of this world. I've always wanted a Tobias bass but couldn't afford one that would be $2200 or more, and I was always unsure about one that came off the line like this one. After playing it at practice, I was stunned. You just can not go wrong with this bass, its 110%!
Musical Background:
7 years playing bass in my band
Musical Style:
Rock progressive rock metal blues
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