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Bubinga or walnut...?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Indigo, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. Indigo


    Feb 19, 2004
    Örebro, Sweden
  2. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Dont know but you have to tell me how you like it when you get it.. :)
    I might buy the 6stringed version myself...

    Also, i hear people talk about the crappy quality of tobias these days...
  3. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Of the two, I'd prefer Walnut. It's too bad you can't try before you buy. I've heard ALOT of horror stories about the quality control of these.
  4. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Actually, the horror stories and tales of inconsistency I've heard are all about the Gibson American Tobiases. The Korean-made Toby's that MusicYo sells for the most part seem to be pretty good for the money, at least from the reviews I've seen and the few I've played.

  5. Dincrest


    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    Yeah, the main issue I hear about with the MusicYo Korean Tobias basses is that the electronics aren't that great (i.e. the pickups have low output) but construction is solid.

    AFAIK, bubinga is a much heavier weight wood than walnut, so that's something to consider.
  6. Indigo


    Feb 19, 2004
    Örebro, Sweden
    Okay. One vote for the walnut version. And the bubinga is heavier. Good to know =)

    Any more opinions?

    I should say that this will be a backup for my Gibson-made Tobias Paragon 5 (swamp ash body), and I love the tone it gives me.