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Official Tobias Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by magneezius, Oct 18, 2007.


  1. So here it is. This started with this
    thread: http:///www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=372476

    So this will Be For Everything Tobias, Including MTD Basses and Gibson made Tobias. I will do my best to keep the thread up to date. PM me for Official Club Member Number.

    Lets see those Basses...:bassist:
     
  2. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
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  4. That red looks Sexy
     
  5. EagleMoon

    EagleMoon

    Jul 13, 2007
    Wexford, PA
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    MTD Beast. 2000ish. Best sounding and playing bass I've ever had.
     
  6. so heres the list of people that have PM'ed me. Its short and sweet :smug:

    1. magneezius
    2. Flintc
    3. Eaglemoon

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    PM me for your club number...
     
  7. Fealach will probably e-kick me ;), but...

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    A couple more Classics with goncalo alves tops like mine from an earlier batch, ca. '87:

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  8. Anthbass

    Anthbass

    Jul 24, 2006
    Canada
    He wouldn't be the only one!

    'Kay, I'll play: 1997 Toby Growler 5.
     
  9. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    It looks incredible from any angle. That's one thing that grabbed me from the moment I saw my first Tobias, my brother's '85; They're as much works of art as instruments. There's just something about that one in particular that I really, really like. I prefer the look of the older Tobias basses to most of Mike's (and Gibson's) other creations. The simplicity has an elegance that the Psychedelic Spalted Burl Ives Whomping Willow topped instruments don't have. Not that they don't look good in their own way, and I'm sure sound and play great. I also for some reason prefer the look of a light colored (maple) neck with dark (esp. purple heart) stringers.
     
  10. Im hoping Santa Clause adds another:hyper::bassist:
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  11. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Disclosures:
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Dagnabit, I thought you were going to PM me so that I could be #2. :(

    At any rate, here are three of my pre-Gibson Tobiases (sold the bubinga Basic 5, though):

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    Here is a shot of the 12th fret inlay on my Classic 5 (this is Obe's bass, for those in the know):
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    Here is a Contender 4 that I picked up off the 'bay, but it needs some love, and will be going back to Michael to help get it back into tip top shape:

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    And what the heck, here is an action shot featuring my red Basic 5:
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  12. Phantasm

    Phantasm I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
  13. natdrawla

    natdrawla

    Oct 24, 2007
    hi, anyone can help,, how to tell the difference between a usa made tobias and a korean made? tks nt. natdrawla@yahoo.com
     
  14. Serial numbers - Tobias only made the Toby Pros in Korea sold through Musicyo.com. MTDs - Korean are Saratogas and Kingston series basses.
    Do you have one you are trying to identify?
     
  15. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Can someone give me some basic Tobias Growler 5 String info ? How do they sound ? How well do they setup ? Years to look for ? avoid ? that sort of thing ? Typical weight ? String spacing
     
  16. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    A Korean Tobias will have a "Tobias" logo on the pickups, dots on the fretboard if fretted (though some US ones did if ordered that way), and 4 control knobs arranged in a "diamond" pattern (similar to the Contender above). These are the easiest ways to spot a Musicyo Korean made Tobias.
     
  17. 73jbass

    73jbass

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ellenwood,Ga.
    Here is my Killer B 6. Early maple body. The build quality on this one is top notch.I have sold or traded this one twice,and it keeps coming back. Maybe I should take a hint?
     
  18. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    NY
    I don't need to be in the club, but I love posting pics of my MTD 635.

    My MTD 635-24
    - Mahogany Body
    - Burl Maple Top
    - Maple Neck
    - Rosewood Fretboard

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  19. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
  20. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Here are my two darlin's.:cool:
     

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