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Tobias # 1060 basic 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Diddler, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Diddler


    Aug 20, 2012
    This bass is sold
    Thanks talkbass!!

    I'm selling my tobias #1060
    Here is the email that I got from mike t concerning the construction of this guitar

    1- what types of wood were used

    it should be a birds eye maple neck with purple heart stringers wenge and walnut body

    2- pickups and any electronics type

    made for us by Bartolini. older version TCT preamp no longer available.

    3- mine has Yamaha tuning pegs, are these correct?

    no we used Gogoh's or Schallers that had our logo on them

    4- what year was it made( I think I have narrowed it to 89-90 ?)

    mid-late 89. it is a pre Gibson bass.
    So as you can see the tuning pegs have been changed somewhere in its past life otherwise it is in beautiful shape, it plays and sounds great
    Has a Tobias case that has minimum damage
    Asking $2200 plus shipping, ill crate up the case
    I can take more pics if needed
    You can pm me here
    Email (preferred) dbmp67@yahoo.com
    Thanks for lookin
  2. kokorollc


    May 22, 2008
    Love the Wenge. Tempted to nab this one. I think all the other Tobias freaks are asleep right now and this was just listed........hmmmmmm? I know Fernando is gonna be all over this. Very reasonable price.
  3. notejung

    notejung Supporting Member

    Pm's sent
  4. alzabass


    Apr 22, 2010
    New York
    Pm sent
  5. greenbass


    Jan 22, 2004
    I believe that this is a classic and not a basic. Right?

    Nice bass!
  6. gregwatts2008

    gregwatts2008 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Jupiter, Florida
    The knobs don't look original either......but it does appear to be a Classic.
  7. ialma


    Jul 1, 2006
    South Italy
    Fernando on this in 3.2.1.
  8. kokorollc


    May 22, 2008
    Wow. Now I'm worried. You think Fernando's okay?
  9. Diddler


    Aug 20, 2012
    Bass is sold pending funds
  10. notejung

    notejung Supporting Member

    T^T Miss it !!
  11. ialma


    Jul 1, 2006
    South Italy
    I had no doubts, this bass is ABSOLUTELY talkbass bargain of the month.
    I wish I had the spare cash
  12. kokorollc


    May 22, 2008
    Was soooo close to nabbing this one. Beauty
  13. basspro557

    basspro557 Inactive

    Jul 20, 2005
    I played undercover Pasum' trying by all means to get this one but i was too late.Guess i cant have them all.
  14. Diddler


    Aug 20, 2012
    Quick update
    The new owner sent me some pics and an update
    And in case you're interested, I did pull the bridge when restringing it and the five holes for the original Tobias bridge confirmed my suspicion that the Schaller was a replacement. The black toggle switch, black pickup and truss rod cover screws are all a likely indication that the bass originally came with black hardware. I've managed to scrounge some spare Tobias parts over the years so I've attached pics of it "restored".
    Knobs and bridge 1AB9CBDA-CE1B-457F-9E6F-ED145ECC1937-2518-0000031F3E64BA2C.gif
    And pegs 957A5A1C-6D14-4FA2-9597-064EF6156DAC-2518-0000031F4155892A.gif
    Hmmm sellers remorse???
    Nope... I'm happy for him and this bass
    Thanks again to everyone that showed an interest
  15. kokorollc


    May 22, 2008
    Beautiful. The black works with the wenge. I was so close to nabbing this one. Seriously, nothing sounds like these. Amazing
  16. evilgus

    evilgus Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    That's nearly identical to my Classic, but my wenge grain is a bit more aggressive. And the back of mine is fairly worn, from many gigs!

  17. ialma


    Jul 1, 2006
    South Italy
    If I had access to spare parts I would have bought it in seconds!
    Great, great deal!
    How does this sound like ?
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