Tobias identification

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by grindergood, Sep 15, 2012.


  1. grindergood

    grindergood

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    hello all,
    I'm new here and have a question about my tobias. How do i know if this is pre-gibson? Any help would be very appreciated.
    Thanks
  2. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

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  3. grindergood

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    Mike Tobias himself didnt know when this one was made so I'm going back to the board about it. The serial number on it is 01074982. I'll include a couple of pics here and see if it fires a brain cell out there. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks!

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  4. PazzoBasso

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    I could be wrong, but it looks like a Toby Pro (Korean Made Tobias Basses).... Gibson made these overseas & sold them mostly through a website called MusicYo...
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  6. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman

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    Yep, that's what it is.
  7. gregwatts2008

    gregwatts2008 Supporting Member

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    Ditto!
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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  9. grindergood

    grindergood

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    Thanks everyone for the help in identifying this bass. It feels pretty good and sounds creamy so I'll just appriciate it for what it is and not worry about the fact that I didnt get an actual tobias made by Mike. Thanks again!
    Robb
  10. dave64o

    dave64o A legendary low talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

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    It looks an awful lot like the Toby Pro I have, other than the truss rod cover not saying "Toby Pro" (mine does).

    I've seen some not-so-nice things about them here, but honestly I think mine is decently made and looks it pretty. The sound was OK but after finding a good deal on a used 4-band Audere preamp here on TB I think it sounds even better - and it's a lot more versatile now, too.

    I've only ever played 5's and I wanted a relatively inexpensive 4-string just so I could try getting comfortable on a 4, so that's how I ended up buying this one. I ended liking it a lot. It's very comfortable to play and it sounds really nice.
  11. grindergood

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    looking for a tobias decal to put on my bass case

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