FS/FT Tobias Growler-5 $595

Discussion in '[OLD FORUM] Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories: F' started by JRBrown, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    USA Tobias Growler-5 SOLD
    - Cherry Burst ash body
    - 3-piece neck with WENGE fretboard
    - Bart quad-coil MM style pup
    - Dual channel Bart pre with dual treb and bass
    - Dual 3-way selector switch: flat, mid boost, slap contour
    - Asymetrical neck with dual truss rods
    - New DR strings
    - Generic hard case
    - Small ding at 16th fret - no problems
    - Tons of tonal possibilities
    - MF sells for $1,500
    - Excellent beginner 5-string bass
    - Very Good condition and extra clean!

    - 4-string USA j-bass and other trades considered

    - Free shipping on the west coast if you act quickly! :hyper:

    Bass Player Mag comments:
    "...produces a range of tones most single-pickup basses can't match... The heart of the axe's double-edged tone is a Bartolini DNTBT-18 preamp, which features separate concentric bass and treble controls for each coil of the 70MM5HX humbucker. The pickup actually has four coils; each side has a split arrangement to provide a humbucking effect. With this system, you can move between coils via a blend knob and set up separate EQ for each coil. There are also two 3-way EQ switches, each with flat, mid-boost, and bass-boost/mid-cut settings. Two batteries inside the copper-foil shielded cavity supply 18 volts for the preamp....trademark asymmetrical neck shape and a very flat fingerboard radius will appeal to even the smallest of hands...It sure is a blast to play with the Growler's electronics. We were able to get a super-J tone from the rear coil (with the mids boosted) and blend in the front coil (with the "slap" curve) for an all-out funkathon."
  2. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Iowa City, Iowa USA
    Man, that looks like a lot of bass for the money.
  3. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    It IS a lot of bass for the money. $595 is what I paid for it. I bought it just for kicks then loaned it to a west coast luthier. He is going to "tweak" it and send it back next week.
  4. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member

    You have pm!

  5. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Back at you.

  6. FatCity


    Apr 30, 2002
    Lexington, SC
    Endorsing Artist: Howard's Crispy Fried Chicken Skins
  7. Basssy

    Basssy Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Sent you an email on this from the address you posted on bassgear.com.

    Email me at holt_scott@hotmail.com at your convenience.


  8. PM sent...........
  9. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Ooops! I had the wrong email address listed. Makes me wonder how many bites I missed. It should read: jbrown2124@nc.rr.com
  10. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Reply sent.