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(old) Tobias basic question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oversoul, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    T'bers, a friend has adquired a Tobuas basic with the serial 9626 allegedly bought around 10 years ago


    does anyone know if these basses came with a push pull active switch on the volume knob?? :confused:
  2. EricTheEZ1


    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    Probably. Even if it didn't come stock, somebody could have ordered it that way. With a Serial like that, it must be a Pre-Gibson.

  3. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Yeah, it's pre-Gibson so I would think it was either a option or a stock feature.
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Nope, anything after 2044 is Gibson factory-made!!
  5. Niskamies


    Jan 13, 2004
    Yup, thats definitely a Gibson-era Tobias

    I've been playing an old Tobias, serial number 974. It has an active/passive switch, but it only bypasses the preamp. You still have to have battery power so that the bass works. I asked Michael Tobias about that, and here is his answer:

  6. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004