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SOLD 1988 Tobias pre-Gibson 5 string

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by lalo_garcia-maynez, Feb 14, 2016.


  1. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    Price:
    3100
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    District Of Columbia
    image. image. image. image. For sale a RARE and elegant and great sounding Tobias classic 5 from late 1988; Bartolini preamp , walnut back goncalo alves top, I put gold hardware but I will reinstall the chrome back there when it sells. Original hard case included too. Act now... Goncalo Alves is now a vetoed wood for bass and instrument construction !
    It's in very good condition for its age and you know how these things growl!
    Shipping included within the USA
    Text me if u have any question 2O2-445-3441
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2016
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  2. LowB-90

    LowB-90 Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2014
    COLORADO
    S/n?
     
  3. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    897...from December of 1988
     
  4. Ace Of Bass

    Ace Of Bass A Rooster Illusion

    Jun 27, 2006
    DC
    DC bump...
     
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  5. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    It's for Sale again.. Financial problems force me to sell it...
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2016
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  6. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Somebody jump on this! Sweet, sweet basses these Pre-Gibs are.
     
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  7. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    I agree! These are some of the best basses ever made ! They can stand against anything built today or in the 60's!!!
     
  8. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Please describe the signs of wear.
     
  9. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    image. On the back a couple of almost invisible scratches , on the neck and headstock nothihg really; on the front : 2 scratches (you have to look against the light to find them) and one little ding (see picture); I would say this bass is a 9.2 out of 10. Great shape for a 28 year old bass! Frets and fingerboard are great also!
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2016
  10. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    What preamp?
     
  11. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2002
    General Manager TecPadz LLC
    Very nice. Probably my favorite do everything wood combination that Mike used in those days.
     
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  12. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    Preamp is Bartolini
    Pickups have no name
     
  13. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Thanks. Is the preamp a Bartolini TCT?
     
  14. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    Oooo! A dark beauty.
    Classics have the most comfortable necks
    I have ever played.
    GLWTS
     
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  15. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    I need to open the compartment to see the exact preamp model but I'm not home I will let you know later ...
    Thanks !
     
  16. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    There is NTBT preamp inside AND an old TCT in the case; I guess the previous owner swapped them.
     
  17. TheBear

    TheBear Bergantino Artist, Vibe9 IEM Artist Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Dang it lalo, you always post awesome basses for sale when I'm not yet in the market to buy them!!!

    Bump for awesomeness...
     
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  18. lalo_garcia-maynez

    lalo_garcia-maynez Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    I monitor your bank account ... So I know when to post ; I only do it to torture you ! lol
    Only joking ...
    Thanks buddy!!!
     
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  19. TheBear

    TheBear Bergantino Artist, Vibe9 IEM Artist Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Grrrrrr, that explains why your older Sadowsky came up when I was paying off my Aguilar!!
     
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  20. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin Banned

    Dec 11, 1999
    What is the string spacing and scale length, please
     

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