Anyone recognize this logo?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Marc DLarosa, Jan 30, 2018.

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  1. Marc DLarosa

    Marc DLarosa

    May 29, 2017
    Thanks, in advance.
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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Wasn't that pre-Gibson Tobias at some point?
     
  3. farace

    farace Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
  4. Marc DLarosa

    Marc DLarosa

    May 29, 2017
    That was quick!!! Thank YOU!!!
     
  5. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Technically that is the pre-gibson and Gibson era Tobias logo. It is the logo from Mike Tobias's first company that he sold to Gibson. Now he builds under the name MTD.
     
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  6. Marc DLarosa

    Marc DLarosa

    May 29, 2017
    Funny... I've been emptying out My storage, and letting a few Basses/Guitars "go", lately. Had TOTALLY forgotten (no joke), about this one. Been out of sight, in a case, for a while. I'm gonna have go go back, this Saturday, and bring it Home...

    Thanks again.
     
  7. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    First World Problems

    :)
     
  8. Marc DLarosa

    Marc DLarosa

    May 29, 2017
    Although... one bass (and... I DO know what it is), that I brought home, Is My '84, Ibanez, Roadstar ll, RB760.
    Unfortunately, it's missing a pole magnet, in the neck position pickup. Any "leads", on where I may be able to get a replacement? An entire, original pickup? A suitable replacement?
    Iv'e already contacted Ibanez. It took them 2 days to respond, and were no help. I've searched EBAY, Here, and... Reverb, to no avail.

    Any help/suggestions, would be appreciated, as I've never been much of a tech guy, or into modding basses. If I liked them, as the were, I bought them.

    Thanks, AGAIN.
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  9. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Missing the magnet, or just the threaded screw that goes down TO the magnet?
    Take one of the other ones out and go to your local Fastenal (or good hardware store) to match up the thread size and head style. I've bought regular humbucking pole screws from McMaster-Carr before, you ought to be abe to find a suitable replacement.
     
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  10. Marc DLarosa

    Marc DLarosa

    May 29, 2017
    Just the threaded screw. It's magnetized. Aaaannnnnd... THANK YOU!!! YOU RULE!!!
     
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  11. Marc DLarosa

    Marc DLarosa

    May 29, 2017
    P.S.
    This is the best, most "simple" thread... EVER!!! Lovin' it!!!
     
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  12. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Ct.
  13. Marc DLarosa

    Marc DLarosa

    May 29, 2017
    So I hear. I'll be posting pics, when I get time to bring Her out of storage. Most likely, Saturday, or Sunday (I don't watch Football).
    Neck thru. Dual Bartolini soapbars. Badass bridge.
    I think that she "sat pat", because I've never really liked black basses, and the headstock makes me cringe....

    But... THANK YOU, TOO!!!
     
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  14. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    Headstock, schmeadstock.
    The tone of that beastie with a fresh battery & new set of strings will make a believer out of you. :bassist:
     
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  15. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Ct.
    I had a Tobias Growler years ago.
    Recognized the logo right away.
     
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  16. Marc DLarosa

    Marc DLarosa

    May 29, 2017
    That's why I bought it, in the first place.
    Although... I let my NS-2A, sit for years, after someone called it My "WINGER" bass... Yeah, I'm weird.
     
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  17. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State

    Ouch!
    My NS-4 is my main bass, but I'd also be tempted to stash it away if I ever heard that same comment. :laugh:
     
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  18. Marc DLarosa

    Marc DLarosa

    May 29, 2017
    Right?!!!
    On the flip side... it did PRESERVE it.
    Now... if I could only find some original knobs (with the little white dots on them) for Her, I'd be STOKED!!!
     
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  19. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    I thought vintage Tobys had black knobs with a single short white line.
    At any rate, here are some good places to begin your hunt...

    Knobs & Switch Tips

    Knobs and Switch Tips | Allparts.com
     
  20. Marc DLarosa

    Marc DLarosa

    May 29, 2017
    Was talking about My "Winger" bass... :roflmao:

    But thanks... AGAIN!!!
    My Gibson Victory, has knobs that "go to 11!!!"
     
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