SOLD Pre-Gib Tobias Classic 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by gregwatts2008, Jul 24, 2009.

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  1. This is a beautiful 1991 pre-Gibson Tobias Classic. Maple w/ Purple Heart neck, Alder body and Bubinga top, Wenge tone plate. Serial #1661. Looks and plays incredible. All original. The hardware is black, however, the bridge has some slight discoloration from natural wear.
    I am a diehard Mike Tobias fan and I am only selling because I also own a pre-Gib Basic 5 and Mike is almost done building me a neckthru MTD 534.
    No Trades
    $3400 shipped
  2. more pics
  3. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Sweet bass, and be sure to post some pics of that 534!!
  4. I sure will, There are only a few neckthru MTDs out there.
  5. This is my old bass and I can say that this is a wonderful sounding bass! You wont be disappointed with this one!! BUMP!!
  6. evilgus

    evilgus Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Very nice! What sort of top-end does the bubinga top give?


  7. I will tell you that this bass has incredible tone. The Bubinga is only an offset to the Alder body. The highs are "warmer" than my Basic but still crisp and articulate. The majority of the tone comes from the neck, and this is a Maple w/ Purple Heart neck with a Rosewood fingerboard. You own 3 of these masterpieces, need I say more.........?
  8. DRay521

    DRay521 Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Here's a free "Oh how badly I wish I had the money for this" bump!!! Beautiful bass.
  9. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer (local only)
    :bawl: :crying: No Money

  10. Proof that excellent basses can have a thin body profile.

  11. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Bump for a stand up guy who sold me a beautiful bass.
  12. I sold this bass to Greg. Great guy to deal with and let me say this bass is a perfect example of Mike Tobias's best work. Tone for days and playability beyond expectation!
  13. Thanks guys! I am not really wanting to sell this, but my MTD 534 NT is almost done. I am afraid none of my other basses will get played once it comes in.
    Any of you players familiar with Mike Tobias' work, know this is an incredible musical instrument!
  14. RobJeff3


    Mar 4, 2008
    Camarillo, CA
    I have one..... A Classic 5 that is. Best bass I have ever owned!
  15. arbitrary

    arbitrary Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Very Nice!
  16. minuseri

    minuseri Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Are all Pre-Gibson Classic 5s Alder? Just curious because everyone I have seen on TB has had an alder body.
  17. I don't know for sure, but it does seem like it.
  18. How is this still here??!!?? Stupid Economy!
  19. evilgus

    evilgus Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Nope, but it's the most common. Mine is walnut!

    Hot bass..bumpity bump!

  20. Thanks, I wasn't sure. My Basic is Eastern Maple.
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