SOLD Pre-Gibson Tobias Signature 5 String

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bucephylus, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    For sale ONLY. I will not respond to trade offers, very sorry.

    $3700 PayPal shipped CONUS ONLY. NO INTERNATIONAL SALES. SORRY. Only exception might be Canada; but I will only contribute $100 to the shipping and paperwork etc.

    I've owned and gigged this bass for 11 years. It has become somewhat of an old friend; but, I've commissioned a new build with Mike. So, it's time for this to find a new home.

    Originally purchased from Brian at the Low-end; here is a link with more pictures and description from that listing.
    Tobias Signature Pre-Gibson 5 | The Lowend Bass Shop

    Tone: A lot of wood in the sound, as you might expect from Mike.
    Construction: Walnut body core, Goncolo Alves top and back, 9 piece walnut/purple heart/wenge neck.
    Weight: 9 lbs. 8 oz.
    Scale: 34"
    Bridge Spacing: 17 mm
    Condition: Very clean, some surface scratches - none through the finish
    Modifications: I struggled for a long time with the original TCT circuit; and ultimately replaced it with a Pope 4 band preamp. The original TCT was carefully and reversibly removed, will be shipped with the bass, and can be re-installed if needed. The Pope sounds much better with better voicing. The new build in progress at MTD will also have the Pope. I also purchased a new TCT module, when they became available prior to acquiring the Pope. That was never installed but will ship with the bass. So, buyer will have choices; but, I think should be pleased / blown away by what the Pope does.

    Sound clips:
    DoctorT Bass

    Not sure what I've missed; but, please feel free to ask questions by PM.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2018
  2. bassdudepat

    bassdudepat Bringer of the Brown Note Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    Austin, Texas
    I just shared this link on my Facebook in case any of my friends are feeling generous for Christmas.
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  3. 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
    Wow. Simply wow.
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  4. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    That's got to be one of the nicest 5 string basses I have ever seen!

    GLWTS B! :thumbsup:
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  5. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    New price.

    I put together some sound clips, rudimentary playing, just to show the bass’ voice.

    DoctorT Bass
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2018
  6. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    A piece of Tobias history for sure.
    You're gonna miss it.
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  7. pollawat


    Nov 5, 2016
  8. GOTBASS2016

    GOTBASS2016 Guest

    Jul 25, 2016
    What happened to the Original KNOBS?
  9. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    In the case with the original TCT. What you see are the standard Pope knobs.
  10. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    Payment pending.