SOLD FS / FT - 1994 Tobias Eclipse 535w #30 - $2850.00

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by billbuhlman, May 20, 2012.


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  1. Up for sale is a Tobias Eclipse 535w, #30 of 50 of the basses that Mike Tobias produced after his contract with Gibson was fulfilled and before settling on the "MTD" name. I am selling because I have been actively playing 34" scale instruments including fretless and switching back and forth to 35" scale is driving me crazy. I reserve the right not to sell or trade. Condition is 9.5 /10. The clear finish on the back has two runs, not very noticeable. I tried to get them in the pictures but was unable to. I am the second owner of this bass and purchased it in 2001.

    Details:
    35" scale, body is swamp ash with burl maple top. Neck is Wenge as is the fingerboard. Bartolini Soap Bars, 18v system, upgraded in 1996 by Mike. String spacing at the bridge is 19mm and nut width is 1 7/8". Weighs 8.5lbs on the bathroom scale. There is minor amount of fret wear, not even enough to mention really. I've never adjusted anything on the bass, never needed to. I've always used MTD exposed core strings. Plays wonderful and the slap tone is great. If it was 34" I would never sell it.

    Pictures are here: http://gallery.me.com/bill.buhlman/100028

    Included is the HSC and original letter from Tobias Luthiers. Buyer pays CONUS shipping only. Let me know if you want other pictures.

    -Bill
     
  2. Wow. Nice price,too. IIRC, I seen one recently,I think(?) it was priced at $3,500.00.
     
  3. You're giving me second thoughts already...
     
  4. mr.ng

    mr.ng

    Aug 11, 2010
    How many fret?
     
  5. It has 21 frets, 22 if you count the zero fret.
     

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  7. Interesting trades? Haggling over price?
     
  8. bassnote6

    bassnote6 Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    SYRACUSE NEW YORK
    Endorsing Artist:MTD Basses
    How about a nice singlecut bass?
     
  9. Whatcha got?
     
  10. bassnote6

    bassnote6 Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    SYRACUSE NEW YORK
    Endorsing Artist:MTD Basses
    Mlp king sc5!
     
  11. Nice bass! It is 34.75" scale though isn't it? What does it weigh?
     
  12. Riccobass

    Riccobass Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    No interest,in 6 string basses?
     
  13. No thanks, I have trouble with wider necks because of arthritis in my hands.
     
  14. bassnote6

    bassnote6 Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    SYRACUSE NEW YORK
    Endorsing Artist:MTD Basses
    Do you have private message? If not email me @ [email protected].
    Please! But to answer it is 34.75 but it's more like 34. I play 35 and i can tell the difference.
     
  15. Price reduction today - $2500.00
     
  16. blueacid4l

    blueacid4l Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Can't believe this is still here
     
  17. Chris Horton

    Chris Horton

    May 2, 2012
    Devon , UK
    I have sent you an Email :)
     
  18. Sunday bump
     
  19. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Highland Heights, OH
    PM Sent...
     
  20. Jesus. This is still around? $1000.00 cheaper than what I've seen go for,too.
     
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