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Tobias growler owner serial database

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Langueta, May 4, 2010.

  1. Langueta

    Langueta Guest

    Jul 9, 2007
    Those who have a tobias if you know, please post the serial and year of the bass. This can solve some problems of dating some basses.
    For what I´ve found

    0-2044 are pre-gibson
    3000 year??
    4000 are aprox year 1994-1995
    5000 are aprox year 1996-1997
    6000 are aprox year 1998-1999
    7000 ????
    8000 ????
    9000 ????
    10000 are aprox 2004-2005

    Give your serial and year so we can make a better estimation.
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  2. Langueta

    Langueta Guest

    Jul 9, 2007
  3. Langueta

    Langueta Guest

    Jul 9, 2007
  4. amaru9


    Apr 12, 2011
    Hey; i know this is a very old post but just in case my serial # is 6325. any info would be appreciated. all i really know about this bass is that it sounds and feels amazing. it was a gift from a friend who gave up playing and didn't need the money. i have played this bass in the studio and on stage and no matter what i ask of it it always delivers. all that being said i would like all the additional info i can get on it. thanks.
  5. Music_for_life


    Aug 6, 2010
    I want mine also...More imput please???
  6. BassLand


    Mar 20, 2000
    Lost Angeles
    The first Tobias bolt on was the killerB. There are no pre-Gibson Growlers. Killer-B s/n systems are totally different from Growlers. The Killer-B s/n's run 01001012 ( 001 to 010 is the run number and 01012 is a date code for, in this case January 1st, 1992 ) .
  7. danzub


    Feb 19, 2010
    Nashua NH
    Some Tobias Growler serial numbers
    (dated by Gibson Customer Service Customer.Relations@gibson.com)

    4021 - 1994
    4105 - 1995
    5643 - 1997
    7578 - 1997
    7619 - 1997
    7880 - 1997
    8115 - 1997
    8511 - 1998
    10539 - 2005

    Any quastions mail me rus177@gmail.com
  8. i've got a lacewood killer b, serial number 6328 (dangerously close to someone else's 6325, small world). i always thought it was around '98, but it seems perhaps not? another post said the serial numbers are 001-010 and a date, but mine doesn't seem to subscribe to that.

    Attached Files:

  9. Music_for_life


    Aug 6, 2010
    So 7832 is 1997???
  10. danzub


    Feb 19, 2010
    Nashua NH
  11. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    I have a swamp ash Killer B 6, #7904. I don't know the exact year, I'm the second owner. I've always assumed late 90's, I bought it in 2000 and it was immaculate. Not so much anymore, I've played at least 1000 shows on it since then :)
  12. BassLand


    Mar 20, 2000
    Lost Angeles
    I was really surprised to hear and see the Don Kirschner video with Martha & Jamerson

    Here is a unreleased Funk Brothers medley

  13. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    What's this got to do with Tobias basses?
  14. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    My newly acquired Growler 5 is 10985 so I am guessing late 2005?
  15. BassLand


    Mar 20, 2000
    Lost Angeles
    LOL wrong topic, Sorry I had two windows open at the same time.
  16. danzub


    Feb 19, 2010
    Nashua NH
    4105 - 1993 Tobias Growler 5 nat
  17. Delirium_Trigge


    Oct 14, 2013
    I recently bought a Tobias "American" Bass with the serial number 3710. The seller said it was produced in France. Does this ring a bell for anyone here? I don't find any information regarding this bass anywhere....
  18. boss man

    boss man

    Jan 23, 2014
    Ok I just got my first Tobias bass. I would really like to learn more about it. First off it is a 5 string, Has active bartolini pickups. I cant seem to find any others online that look like it. serial number is in the 4000 range and says made in korea. It is not stamped into the wood like some of the others are. Is there anyway of finding out what the model is? Any help would be great.
  19. mark35mi

    mark35mi Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    Bonita Springs, FL
    I have a Killer B Serial #2350. Almost MINT. Absolutely love it. Mother of pearl Tobias logo. Horns are more squared than rounded. Plays awesome.

    I think it was one of the first Gibsons?!?
  20. noise_art


    Oct 18, 2011
    Warsaw, PL
    My Tobias has s/n. 4463.
    Heres some sounds of it:

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