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No longer available Tobias Growler 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by steelbed45, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. steelbed45

    steelbed45 TRemington

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    100_0954.JPG Tobias B Cavity Flash. 100_0951.JPG 100_0952.JPG 100_0953.JPG

    Natural with ash body. Maple neck that has been lightly sanded on the back and pau ferro fb. 8 lbs. 1 ozs. on my kitchen scale.

    Bartolini "Classic Bass" pickup and 2Tek bridge. 16.5mm spacing.

    Aguilar OPM-3 preamp - active/passive switch, 400/800hz mid selector, v/t/b/m. Wired as 18v.

    Asking price is shipped CONUS. Comes with as new Mono gig bag and Truss wrench. Paypal only, please.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
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  2. G RICH 5

    G RICH 5

    Dec 19, 2006
    So, did you change the existing pots, and switches?
  3. steelbed45

    steelbed45 TRemington

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    Yes, this preamp was prewired by the fine folks at best bass gear. All I had to do was wire in the original jack and pickup.
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  4. Wow. A Franken Growler. Tone? Upgrades added weight. Lane poor, 2tek. Curious.
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  5. steelbed45

    steelbed45 TRemington

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    This was the response I received here from TB member Moonshine - "I could be totally wrong but I think I remember there being a couple of 2TEK bridges around when I worked at Tobias during this time... the Lane Poor pickup as well (I'm more sure about 2TEK than the Lane Poor)...The bridge could possibly be OEM."

    I tried weighing it the other day while holding it up. Here's the weight with the bass laying flat on the scale.
    Growler Weight.
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  6. steelbed45

    steelbed45 TRemington

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    I was asked if there were any problems with the: 1. Neck, 2. Trussrod, and 3. Electronics

    1. The neck is stable and set with enough relief. I have it set up fairly low - it can go lower.
    Here's the relief at the 7th fret.

    Tobias action.
    2. Trussrod - it will turn, but I haven't had to move it more than an 1/8th of a turn, since the neck is pretty much set.

    Tobias Truss.

    3. Electronics - The Aguilar OBP-3 is wired 18v and has serious cut and boost behind it - but when set to flat, it also has unity gain with the passive switch.

    If you've never played a Lane Poor, they have a lower output, so you may need to adjust the height accordingly to your taste.
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  7. StevieM


    May 10, 2016
    Logan, WV
    Dammit, I never understood why 2Tek, decided to go with such a narrow string-spacing. If the string-spacing was further apart, I'd jump on this, just because of the odd parts.
  8. So.... neck is straight.... no issues? Frets? Are you the original owner? Seriously Considering. Love Barts... so torn. I play a swamp Tobias Killer B 5 (see my profile pic). This may be a fun compliment.
  9. steelbed45

    steelbed45 TRemington

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    The bass plays effortlessly. The neck is straight, the frets have smooth, rolled edges and the sanded neck is silky smooth.

    Edit: Updated with new Bart pickup.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2018
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  10. fritzk9

    fritzk9 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
    Indianapolis, IN
    Still available?
  11. steelbed45

    steelbed45 TRemington

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX