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Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass or Epiphone Toby Deluxe IV Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dasermik, Aug 15, 2012.


  1. dasermik

    dasermik

    Aug 15, 2012
    Hello! I wonder if someone could guide me. I am looking for a second bass to play heavy metal and progressive to tune in D and I'm between two options: Toby Epiphone Bass Deluxe IV & Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass. I'm from Venezuela and here the music market is very limited reason why I have not ever tried any of them would have to send them to order online. Would be very grateful to help me decide. thank you very much
     
  2. VicKevlar

    VicKevlar

    Apr 15, 2012
    The Toby certainly looks more metal, if that matters to you. The differences I see are the Toby has active electronics on two split humbucker pickups. The Jazz is passive on two single coils. The neck profiles are different, The Toby is 1.625 inch at the nut with an asymmetrical profile, the Jazz is 1.5" at the nut with a slim C shape. I would think if you have larger hands the Toby would be more comfortable. Smaller hands, the Jazz.

    If you're unsure about your hand size, here's how to measure.

    It seems like the VM Jazz basses sometimes have fret issues but otherwise sound good. I can't comment on the Epiphone Toby quality.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. dasermik

    dasermik

    Aug 15, 2012
    Thank you, but the toby does not have two split humbucker pickups, it has a two single coil pickups
     
  4. VicKevlar

    VicKevlar

    Apr 15, 2012
    Then I must be misunderstanding "Split-Humbucker" like it says on the product page here..
     
  5. dasermik

    dasermik

    Aug 15, 2012
    I´m sorry. The misunderstanding was mine.
     

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