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MTD vs Tobias

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ragnaros, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. ragnaros

    ragnaros Commercial User

    Dec 17, 2018
    Which one will you guy choose
  2. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Dark chocolate vs. milk chocolate.
    MrLenny1 and MonetBass like this.
  3. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
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  4. ovialexm


    Jun 5, 2006
  5. gregwatts2008

    gregwatts2008 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Jupiter, Florida
    That's like asking people which underwear you should buy. Try them both, and pick the one you like
  6. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    MTD, I already own Tobias.
    Buddy Posey and foal30 like this.
  7. HA_DA_JA


    Oct 6, 2007
    I am selling my Tobias Gibson Era Basic 5 if interested.
  8. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    MT era Tobias. or Gibson era?

    Dark chocolate is always the correct answer.
    ak56 likes this.
  9. This is honestly apples to oranges lol. Two COMPLETELY different approaches to building a bass.
    - neck-thru (except for Killer B's)
    - laminated bodies (" ")
    - dual coil pickups (" ")
    - TCT preamp

    - bolt-on (for the most part)
    - solid bodies
    - reverse p, split coil pickups (except for the supers)
    - NS3TMB family preamp

    They both have their strengths. The Tobias' tend to be the brighter of the two (thanks to that treble shelf on the TCT mid knob) and they have that typical sweet high-end you expect from dual coils. MTD's tend to be much more focused thanks to the bolt-on necks and the split coil pickups. You can now, sort of, compromise btwn the 2 by asking for super (dual coil) pickups in the normal location, but you still won't have the TCT flavor.
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  10. foal30


    Dec 3, 2007
    New Zealand
    Both. I have a Gibson era Tobias and a MTD Czech, if these are the lower grade models then I'll be well pleased to get a 'proper' one or two.
  11. From what I understand the default soapbar in all the Hollywood & Burbank models is a reverse P.
  12. All the drop shoulder pickups were dual coils. No one really knows when Mike made the change to reverse p.
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