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Gibson Tobias 5 / Bartolini 18v question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Steve, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    Anyone else have one that can give me a run down on the function of this beast?

    It doesn't seem to match the info on the Bart. or Gibson website.

    Three black box modules, three trim pots inside.
    A three position toggle switch that seems to be mid select and a push-pull volume that sounds to be a slap contour.

    No passive mode and all the controlls work all the time.
  2. I have a Tobias four string. I have no idea when it was made or if the electronics are set up the same as yours, but this may help. The pickup is essentially two pickups in one casing. I have a volume knob (no push pull function) and a blend knob. Two three-position toggle switches. One position scoops the mids. The other boosts and the middle position leaves them flat. Finally, there are two stacked knobs. One smaller knob on top of a wider one. These act as bass (bottom) and treble (top) for one pickup or the other. It's hard to explain without having a picture in front of me to point to or whatever, but hopefully this will help.