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SOLD Pre-Gibson Tobias stack knobs. Big price drop. $2700 shipped. (SOUND BITE ADDED)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by warrior5st, Dec 17, 2015.


  1. warrior5st

    warrior5st

    Oct 12, 2013
    Price:
    2700
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    California
    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."
     

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    Preventer and Maiden Bass like this.
  2. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Love the radiused pickups.
     
  3. I approve this bass! wow!
     
  4. warrior5st

    warrior5st

    Oct 12, 2013
    Let me add that this bass sounds just as good active as passive. In some cases, passive sounds fuller and smoother all due to the aged wood, superb workmanship, and design of Mr. Tobias.
     
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  5. warrior5st

    warrior5st

    Oct 12, 2013
    All PM answered
     
  6. warrior5st

    warrior5st

    Oct 12, 2013
    buyer backed out still available.
     
  7. warrior5st

    warrior5st

    Oct 12, 2013
    Happy new year to all
     
  8. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    geez, another amazing tobias...the only finish I love more than the trans blue is the black, and you don't see many of them...love it
     
  9. warrior5st

    warrior5st

    Oct 12, 2013
    Thanks, if I had extra money I would never sell it
     
  10. warrior5st

    warrior5st

    Oct 12, 2013
    Christmas is long gone and my bass is still sitting on TB. Let's make it OBO.
     
  11. warrior5st

    warrior5st

    Oct 12, 2013
    Good morning everyone. It's a nice day to buy a Pre-Gibson Tobias.
     
    seang15 likes this.
  12. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Any day is a nice day to buy a Pre-Gibson Tobias. ;)
     
  13. Im shocked this is still available. What a killer bass.
     
  14. warrior5st

    warrior5st

    Oct 12, 2013
    Maybe it's just the sign of the times or maybe my price is too high. I priced it like that because it's completely worth it. IMO. If I didn't love it so much, it would haven't already ben sold at $2,700. What do you guys think?
     
  15. ad9000

    ad9000 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    Leucadia, CA
    Damn, I remember seeing Simeon Pillich play this bass in the late '80's - sounded awesome then, and I'm sure it still does. Free bump.
     
  16. warrior5st

    warrior5st

    Oct 12, 2013
    Cool
     
  17. warrior5st

    warrior5st

    Oct 12, 2013
    Somebody make me an offer. Christmas has as long gone and this bass is still up. what's going on? great bass. People are missing out.
     
  18. SodaCity bass

    SodaCity bass Bartolini Artist, MTD Artist, LaBella Artist Supporting Member

    Aug 4, 2011
    Blythewood, SC
    I promise bud, it's not the bass or the price. It's the market.
     
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  19. warrior5st

    warrior5st

    Oct 12, 2013
    Market's that bad huh?
     
  20. warrior5st

    warrior5st

    Oct 12, 2013
    Huge price drop. This baby has flats on it and it sounds rich like dark chocolate. In fact, my drummer calls it my chocolate bar.
     

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