I just heard from a "friend on the inside" that Gibson has been hearing the feedback about the Tobias line, and is planning to make sweeping changes. It appears that the final straw was some postings on a "bass forum" ( TB? ). I was also told that jobs were lost, and some more "dismissals" will follow. Go fig. I guess it occurred to them that the lowend network is a damned good one! That, and you can't put flamed maple on a piece of crap and call it "highend". Maybe they'll get someone that actually CARES to run the shop now.