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SOLD Price drop to $2,800 - Pre-Gibson Tobias Basic 5 (Early '90's)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Catabee, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. Catabee


    Jan 20, 2015
    IMG_1392.JPG IMG_1391.JPG Serial # 1191, I am the original owner. Modified from dual volume pots to pan and master volume. Neck is maple and purple heart, body is bubinga. Apologies for the crappy pictures, I can send better ones on request. No idea why they're rotated, the originals were not. Back has some finish swirling, but no damage. Selling because it's rarely used and I've taken up mandolin of all things. Comes with original case. Price is $2,800 OBO, send PM if interested.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2017
  2. Wow, beautiful. I don't think I've seen a bubinga basic before.
  3. I'm always blown away by my Classic 5. This bass will make somebody very happy.
  4. Catabee


    Jan 20, 2015
    I'd be lying if I claimed that wasn't the first thing that drew me to it. Then I played that neck and out the store it went.
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  5. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    damn, i've been wanting a no-kidding tobias since i was 12 or 13 years old - one day!! that's a gorgeous one.. i _so_ want
  6. That's what happened to me. Been pining after one since I wss a kid. Finally ended up buying on here on TB about a year ago. Way more money than I should have spent on a bass but I don't regret it!
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  7. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    i don't believe i would either...every time i see one go by my stomach turns...serial #666 and a solid black basic were the worst ones...i woulda killed for either one of those...and this one is right up there with them
  8. Mr Catabee let's talk
  9. Mr Catabee where are you Sir
  10. He has only made 3 posts on TalkBass. Try start a Private Conversation with him.
  11. amerbs38

    amerbs38 Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Original pre amp was modified?
  12. apostolicman


    May 26, 2012
    I'm interested, hit me back

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