Pre-Gibson Tobias Owners Club!

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  1. iwearpumas

    iwearpumas

    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    3 times.
     
  2. evilgus

    evilgus Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Which string brands and models?

    EG
     
  3. iwearpumas

    iwearpumas

    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    I use LaBalla Super Sets.
     
  4. LowB-90

    LowB-90 Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2014
    USA
    9ECD90E7-F3A1-4F56-822A-356A1FAB1C83.jpeg Well I am very fortunate to own a pregibson classic 5 but I could not contain my self and ended up grabbing a signature 6! Serial #1186!
    Bass is near mint condition. Doing a setup on it at these very moment.
     
  5. I don't know the numbers, but they weren't common. If I remember correctly, an acquaintance of mine had the first, a Zebra Basic 4. There was no upcharge at the time. He had a letter from M. Tobias that accompanied the bass, I can't remember all of the details, but it was a stunningly beautiful bass. Sadly wrong-handed for me. If I can remember I'll ask him if he still has that letter when I see him again.
     
  6. iwearpumas

    iwearpumas

    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    I'm sure LH Pre Gibson basses are more rare than purple rabbits.
     
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  7. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Sigs are sexy. Wow.
     
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  8. Wow! That is a stunner!

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt

    Ecclesia: Unique Arrangements of Hymns, P&W Standards, and Original Tunes
    Administrator, Pedulla Club #45
    Administrator, Tobias Club #133
    Fretless Club #943
    Big Cabs Club #23
    My Rig: Stage and FOH Friendly
    My Basses
     
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  9. Have you adjusted pickup heights?
    Mine sounded much more powerful when I raised the PUs.
     
  10. pablop

    pablop

    Apr 28, 2009
    Los Angeles CA
    I am expecting my first Pre-Gibson Tobias, Classic 5.
    I remember being 12 years old and salivating all over Tobias's catalogue...ffwd 35 years and I finally get to hold one.
     
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  11. pablop

    pablop

    Apr 28, 2009
    Los Angeles CA
    I will post pictures of my classic 5 once it arrives, looking forward to joining the club

     
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  12. iwearpumas

    iwearpumas

    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    You have no idea how excited I am for you. I remember when I first got mine.
     
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  13. pablop

    pablop

    Apr 28, 2009
    Los Angeles CA
  14. pablop

    pablop

    Apr 28, 2009
    Los Angeles CA
    Looking forward to my club membership here.
    Just ordered some LaBella Low Tension flats for it, I love those strings.
    First Tobias and first Fretless, getting into it.
     
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  15. iwearpumas

    iwearpumas

    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    It's a fretless?
     
  16. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    That is one sexy beast. Enjoy!
     
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  17. pablop

    pablop

    Apr 28, 2009
    Los Angeles CA
    It is, lined fretless. It was fretted originally. It was done amazingly well and I am loving the fretless mwah
     
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  18. Slammer

    Slammer

    Feb 12, 2003
    USA, New York
    Beautiful. Best of luck with it.
     
  19. warwickorrior

    warwickorrior

    Feb 9, 2017
  20. deanb1043

    deanb1043

    Dec 20, 2002
    A real beauty!
     
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