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SOLD For Sale 1997 Tobias Killer B 6 String

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Manny Bernardez, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. Manny Bernardez

    Manny Bernardez Supporting Member

    May 30, 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    For Sale my 1997 Tobias Killer B 6 String w/OHSC
    I saddens me to put this fellah up for sale. I'm the original owner and have had it as my main bass till I decided to go back to passive 4 strings a few years back. But truth be told he is just sitting sad in his case unplayed as are many other basses and pedals that will shortly be popping up in here. That said this fellah plays and sounds amazing I have sound samples should you wish to hear it.

    $1,500 (Includes insured shipping within the CONUS)

    The Specs:
    (as I remember them, please feel free to chime in and I'll amend as necessary)

    Translucent Blue
    Body Swamp Ash
    Five Piece Neck Maple + Purple Heart
    Pau Ferro Fingerboard
    24 Frets
    34 Inch Scale
    Bartolini Soapbars
    Bartolini electronics
    Controls: Volume, Pickup Blend, Active Passive Switch, Bass, Mid, Treble
    Tobias Bridge (Tobias logo)
    Tobias Tuners (w/Tobias logo)
    String Spacing 17mm
    Weight 9.5 - 10 lbs (bathroom scale method)

    Currently strung with a Fodera Stainless Steel set (34-125 with a Tapered B)
    Action is set fairly low.
    The neck and truss rod are in perfect working condition.
    Frets look great! It has normal wear and tear, finish swirls, black finish has come off on the bridge.
    I'm including a set of pickup screws I just bought from ALL PARTS.
    Comes with an OHSC with a few dings of it's own and a non-working latch (got busted while on tour).


    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Dec 18, 2019
  2. carlis


    Dec 28, 2005
  3. Manny Bernardez

    Manny Bernardez Supporting Member

    May 30, 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    About 9.5-10 lbs on my bathroom scale. A very light specimen of these basses.
    As I have heard/read some of these can be unwieldy beasts.
  4. timtyler8821

    timtyler8821 Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Still available?
  5. Manny Bernardez

    Manny Bernardez Supporting Member

    May 30, 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yes the bass is still available. Let me know if you have any other ponders!
    timtyler8821 likes this.
  6. G RICH 5

    G RICH 5

    Dec 19, 2006
    Wish it was a 5
  7. Manny Bernardez

    Manny Bernardez Supporting Member

    May 30, 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    Since I have a few parties interested in this fellah.
    I figured maybe hearing how this beast of bass sounds might help determine if it's for you or not.
    Here you have a quick sample I recorded against a drum track. In the first part I'm isolating the Neck pup, in the badly slapped portion I'm using both pups, and the funky-ish bit is all Bridge pup.

    This bass has a very versatile, tight and focused sound that always sits well in the mix. A little compression is all I have ever needed to make it sing.

    Attached Files:

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  8. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Killer Bs are very underrated. Beautiful rare finish.
    Manny Bernardez likes this.
  9. notejung

    notejung Supporting Member

    PM's sent
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