Any Info about Korean Toby pro V???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PaulyTones, Mar 27, 2018.

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  1. PaulyTones

    PaulyTones

    Mar 27, 2018
    I recently got my hands on a Korean Toby Pro V and I'm trying to learn more about it. I've learned that Gibson bought Tobias in 1990 and that the Toby's were built in the Korean Epiphone factory. I checked the serial number on the official Gibson Epiphone site and its telling me it was built in Dec 85 which must be a mistake.
    I have read that someone in the factory was taking odd bits home, finishing them and adding random serial numbers so that's my first concern although this is a through neck so less likely to be the case.
    I know the original owner who I believe purchased it new in 97 but I can't get any info from him because he borrowed the money (from me) to buy an original Tobias and had been passing it off as such since. It's taken a beating but I am enjoying this bass and thinking about possibly making some upgrades. Advice would be most welcome. Serial number 5120316.
     
  2. PaulyTones

    PaulyTones

    Mar 27, 2018
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  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Built in the mid to late 90's in Korea and sold by Musicyo. Well made instruments. Weak preamps. Easily upgrade-able. Here's me playing the Deluxe version (jazz p/u's). I put a US Bartolini preamp in it. Opened it up!
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  4. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    I would say it's a 1995?