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Anyone Ever Get A MusicYo Tobias?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B'Aces High, Jul 2, 2003.


  1. Well? Do you like it? Hate it?
     
  2. Asaf

    Asaf

    Jun 9, 2003
    Israel
    as far as i found about it :
    most people say it's really great but the electronics are crap. u can buy the bass and exchange the pickups.
    i would have done it but the costoms are too much expensive here.
     
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I have a 'Toby' deluxe 5 string. I agree about the electronics! Virtually no control over the sound. I will be changing the pups and pre-amp when I can afford it. The bass is well built though.
     
  4. Hi there! I shied away from the Toby's because of what I'd heard about them from others, but I did buy a Gibson-era Renegade off e-bay and it's a great instrument - comfortable, good tone, good elex, relatively light (alder). The string spacing is weird, though, and takes some getting used to - the E and G strings are really close the edge of the fretboard, and they seem to be rather far apart at the bridge. I like it, but I don't know how it compares to the Toby's in terms of price. If they are close, you might wish to check out e-bay for one from those Gibson years. Just my opinion...
     
  5. Aram

    Aram

    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    I have a Toby 6-string from musicyo -- i replaced the pickups and electronics with all Barts and I love it now...terrific bang for the buck.

    -Aram
     
  6. Onesidezero

    Onesidezero

    Mar 13, 2002
    I have a 5-string that I put Seymour Duncans in. The B-string is OK, but aside from that, it sounds pretty good. Well worth the money.
     
  7. Aram

    Aram

    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    Onesidezero -- have you tried Fodera strings on your Toby? I found that made a WORLD of difference on the B-string on mine...

    -AC
     
  8. Onesidezero

    Onesidezero

    Mar 13, 2002
    Really? Hey, that's something to think about. Thanks for the tip man. :)
     
  9. Aram

    Aram

    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    Not a problem -- if you try it, let me know how it works out.

    -AC
     
  10. Onesidezero

    Onesidezero

    Mar 13, 2002

    Will do, thanks.