I love this awesome bass. I was going to hold on to it but just need the $. 1988 Tobias Basic B-5 5 String Bass (Serial #540) Desirable And Rare Pre-Gibson Original Tobias Made Instrument All Original With Original Parts No Issues, Cracks, Repairs Or Modification Strung with flats maple and purple heart neck, maple body and a rosewood board Very Good Condition With Some Marks And Dings - Particularly On The Top (See Photos) Set Up And Ready To Go Comes With A Hard Shell Case Weight Is At 9 Pounds 15 oz. $3000 shipped w/HSC Here's what Mr. Tobias said about this bass. "It was made in the middle of 1987 for Simeon Pillich, not sure if he is still around. we were on Cahuenga BL in Hollywood. it is pre Gibson. Simeon had a band called the Bone Daddys…. enjoy it!" "stepped pick ups, 3 stacks. tops were vol, vol, passive tone, bottoms were treble, mid, bass, switch was a bypass for the active."