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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RJSBASS, Sep 2, 2005.
Which is the better overall bass?
I have never even touched a Tobias, but I can tell you that the GL is versatile as a drunken elephant. (in other words, very versatile and good sounding)
A classic Tobias has the wenge middle and 2 other woods on top and bottom. Its a very expensive and great sounding bass. If you have a choice i would go with the tobias esspecially if its a pre gibson. Grab it now if it is.
You can't make judgements about "best" based on other people's opinions. You can only do this for yourself, by playing both and deciding which works "best" for YOU.
I have always been pleased with all of the G&L's that I have played, and the L2000 is, indeed, a very versatile bass.
But, I really feel that those early Tobias' made my Mike's own crew are truly something special. I have a Basic 5, and it's a dream to play, and fairly versatile, itself.
I have a basic 6, and have played a classic 6 as well. The classic, which was #850 was a charm to play. The fretboard was quite small. A four - that must have been rare. I would definately jump on it if I have the chance, but that would be my choice. It all depends on what fits your style.
I do agree that it has to be what your ears holds to be the better. But I just think the Classic Tobias sounds so nice. Also the resale value would be greater also. Now im not saying you will sell it but the value of the classic will be better than a G&L.
Reason. The classic were hand made.
Also note, on the classics, the cover on the back for the electronics, battery, and truss rod covers are all wood to match. =)