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Nice Tobias Basic six..but.....

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Fire-Starter, May 15, 2005.


  1. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
  2. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I own a Spector NS-2 that had the headstock completely broken off - the line can still be seen where it was separated.

    I bought it used from an Italian fellow who had it professionally repaired around 10 years ago. Compared to a Spector that hasn't been damaged, it's exactly the same in terms of sound and playability.

    It's a given that each situation is a case-by-case thing, but my experience has been positive. I think it's dependent on the nature of the crack and the skills of the luthier repairing it.
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    In theory, if that was repaired by a competent luthier with the correct glue, the glue joint should be stronger than an unbroken neck at the same point.

    Lots of vintage Gibsons have had this repair. They are very prone to broken necks at the headstock.
     
  4. fiebru1119

    fiebru1119

    Mar 2, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    whats up with the gap on the side of the pickups??
     
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Maybe they are not the original pickups.

    Or perhaps it is a hallmark of the Gibson build quality, after Mike T left the picture.
     
  6. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001
    there is something seriously wrong with that bass...I have a gibson Tobias and it's just fine. That ain't just fine.