(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. caesarbass

    caesarbass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    Media producer for Nordstrand Pickups, Wilkins Basses, G&L Guitars and Basses, Marco Basses, Tonecraft Audio, Lemur Music. I also run TheBassHang.com and am a dealer for Ulyate Pickups and Colibri Basses
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Nope, anything after 2044 is Gibson factory-made!!
  6. 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:

  7. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004