Not having the opportunity to try many boutique basses, I just happened to pass through a store on my way to a gig this weekend that had a couple in stock. I was really impressed with the sound of a used Tobias Basic 4 string they had in stock. Plugged in, the bass sounded like thunder; huge bottom end but with good definition probably due to the active Bartoloni electronics. I also liked the playability of the neck, probably due to its asymmetrical design. I don't hear many users on this board discussing these basses; how do they stack up compared to other boutique lines such as Ken Smith, etc? Aren't they made by Gibson? Not sure if I can justify spending a couple of grand even on a used instrument. I'd like to hear some comments from some experienced members of this community. Thanks!