pre-Gibson Tobias owners pls. help

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FishboneNut, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Hey, I have bought a nice pre-gibson Tobias Sig.,
    but I don't like the action, and so I want to make a new setup.
    The first problem is that the owner didn't had the tools for the trussrod.
    The second problem is, that I have never fiddled around with such a double trussrod system.

    Could somebody who owns a pre-gib. Tobias please explain me, which tool I should use and whether I have to consider anything speacial when doing the setup.

  2. I hope this works...
  3. yep, and another one...
  4. Thanks Bassart1!
    Could you please post additional pics of this bass, it's realy beautyful.

    Are there any other things I have to take care of?
  5. I use a small box wrench (with an open end on the opposite side) from my mechanics toolkit. I think it's 1/4 inch, it's part of a set of small box/open end polished Craftsmen wrenches from Sears.

    Don't adjust more than one flat of the nut at a time, and don't use more than light fingertip strength.


  6. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    I personaly would try to find a experience luthier in your neck of the woods if its possible.This IMO is to find of an instrument to be D#%king around with if you're not familiar with setups,letalone a bass with dual trust rods
  7. Thank you very much for ya helping answers, and sorry that I couldn't response earlier, but I was on a short time vacation.

    My last question is: Can I achieve an up-bow( relief) and a back-bow with this double truss rod system, or is it just possible to give the neck a normal relief or to make it straight. And in addition to that, in which direction has the wrench to be turned to get an up-bowed,straight or back bowed neck: clockwise or couter-clockwise?