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Tell me about Tobias Renegade 5 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DMBankers, Mar 29, 2014.


  1. DMBankers

    DMBankers Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Madison, WI
    Hey all,

    After spending countless hours on the interwebs I've finally learned that the bass I bought second hand over a decade ago is a Renegade. Problem is, there's just not much about it. Anyone here have one, played one?

    Also, it seems I may need to replace the pull/push knob, it's pretty noisy when cranked.

    Thanks!
     
  2. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Post a pic and we can confirm. They are a Gibson product and long since discontinued. Should be a MM style Bartolini humbucker at the bridge and a Bart J style at the neck.
     
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  4. DMBankers

    DMBankers Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Madison, WI
    That it does... Serial number on the headstock is 8150 so, if I remember Michael Tobias' system correctly it was made in 1998, in Nashville?
     

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  5. DMBankers

    DMBankers Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Madison, WI
    Oh whoops. Sorry it's sideways.
     
  6. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan

    Michael Tobias had nothing to do with the Renegade. That is a 100% Gibson creation. Serial number dating would be based Gibson's numbering but 8150 would be consistent with the 1998 time frame. You could call Gibson to be certain.
     
  7. DMBankers

    DMBankers Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Madison, WI
    I tried, got blown off. I'm under the impression they got sick of people asking about their early Tobias models, but thanks! :)
     
  8. smperry

    smperry Moderator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Long Island, NY
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    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    I had a 4 string version nearly 15 years ago. I liked the way it sounded, even though it didn't nail a jazz or stingray. Definitely more "nineties" sounding (useless descriptor, sorry) and worked well in a band context even though I wasn't inspired by its solo tone. I don't remember the controls.

    I didn't like the neck. Mine felt unfinished but it must've been oiled(?)...I didn't like the way it felt and it always looked dirty.
     



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