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Pre-Gibson Tobias Q's

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Flatwound, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. Flatwound


    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    OK, I just got a 1988 Tobias Basic. :) It has the original pups, but the pre has been replaced with a Sadowsky. What would the original have been? Bartolini, but which model?

    Also, what are the darker strips in the neck? Could be purpleheart, but could be something else.
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    wenge maybe?
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    On my 1984 the preamp is a TBIBT IIRC but mine was a 3 band setup. Is yours 2 or 3 band?

    Mike used Purpleheart freuqently as stringers in his necks, without seeing a pic that would be my first guess.
  4. Flatwound


    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    My pre has been replaced with a Sadowsky, but since one hole is plugged, I'm thinking it was three-band. I'm guessing purpleheart, too, although the wood is darker than some purpleheart I've seen.