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90's Tobias Killer B5 like new

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by SMG, Feb 11, 2013.


  1. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    For sale: This bass has been sold and is on its way to the Lone Star state

    90's Gibson made Tobias Killer B 5 string that I purchased in in the mid - late 90's (probably '97 or '98, I think) that has never been out of the house (non-smoking environment).

    Beautiful lacewood body,
    Bartolini pickups and electronics (same as on Tobias Basics, Classics and Signatures)
    34" scale
    17mm string spacing at the bridge
    Hardshell Tobias case

    Not a mark or scratch on the bass. Some of these basses (including a Classic that I own) had some neck problems...this one hasn't need adjustment since I first got it. As you can see, it still has the plastic cover on the electronics compartment. This bass plays and sounds almost identical to the the more expensive neck through Basics, Classics and Signature models, but sold for about $1000 less when new.

    $1200 shipped in CONUS, paypal is cool
     

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  2. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    more photos:
     
  3. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    How long have you had it?
     
  4. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    bought it new in '97 or '98, I think
     
  5. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Cool looking fingerboard wood, wenge maybe?
     
  6. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    I believe so
     
  7. What's the weight...I know Lacewood can be on the heavy side at times.
     
  8. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    I can do a bathroom scale test tonight, but I can say it is quite light. I am not sure if it is the woods, or the shape, or the design, or some combination of all of the above, but all Tobias and MTD basses that I have ever held have been on the lighter side.
     
  9. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    bump as the weekend approaches
     
  10. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    Beautiful Bass! Were these made in Japan?
     
  11. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member

    Pretty sure they were made in Conway, Arkansas. Or perhaps Nashville, TN.




    dcr
     
  12. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    From my understanding, the 90's era Tobias basses were made in the Gibson custom shop in Nashville.

    I don't think the Arkansas plant was in production at that time. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but didn't the Tobias production start in Arkansas when Gibson shut down musicyo.com and reintroduced the USA made Tobias bass line?
     
  13. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    In fact, if you look closely, you can see the "Made In USA" stamp on the back of the headstock.
     
  14. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    Thanks, I looked but couldn't quite make it out. Great deal on a beautiful domestic bass here! Really good deal!!!!
     
  15. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    sold
     

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