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Tobias Help needed!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Boona, Apr 24, 2005.


  1. Boona

    Boona

    Apr 23, 2005
    I bought a used 6-string tobias in 1998. I like the tone and the feel of the bass. However, I have not been able to find out what model it is or the year it was made. Is there anyway of finding out?

    The color is clear cherry, appears to be 7-piece, neck-thru, tobias pick-ups, and made in Korea. I also forgot to add that this base takes (3) 9 volt batteries. The serial number is 5064568.

    I will try to post a pic tomorrow.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Boona
     
  2. Serial #?????? Check out Michael Tobias's website also, there's great info there also.
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    MIK with Tobias pickups? Sounds like a Toby Pro 6.
     
  4. Indigo

    Indigo

    Feb 19, 2004
    Örebro, Sweden
    That´s a strange serialnumber. My Gibson-made Tobias from 1998 has a 4-digit serialnumber. Maybe it´s one of the "Standard"-series. Hmm...

    Send a mail to Gibson Customer Service with your serialnumber, maybe they can give you information about the bass.
     
  5. DEVILMAN

    DEVILMAN

    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    THREE 9V's? Hmmm, that's very odd...

    ~S~

    PS: I've seen people do this mod on their own(27V) & it proved no difference or benefit from 18V systems.
     
  6. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Sounds like a Toby Pro 6.
     
  7. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001
    Having an early toby pro collecting dust around here....

    I would bet that it is a TobyPro 6 with an upgraded pre amp. Probably an Aguilar because I don't know of anything else out there that can run at 27 volts.

    On the other hand, mine was bought new, not nearly that old and has a serial # that starts with 4 zero's
     
  8. hands5

    hands5

    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    none
     
  9. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    Probably a toby... none of the earlier tobias basses had tobias pickups. Usually barts. I think only the tobys were made in Korea
     
  10. Just an FYI,
    The Tobias pickups are most likely the ADX6 pickups found on many Ibanez Soundgears. THere will be a sticker on the backside of the pickup. And yes my guess is a Toby Pro also. And if the preamp is a motherboard type that was the stock pre.
    Dirk
     
  11. DaBassman

    DaBassman

    Mar 25, 2002
    Oneonta, NY
    try

    www.musicyo.com

    They are the ones who sold the Korean Tobys (but, no more....)
     
  12. Boona

    Boona

    Apr 23, 2005
    I spoke to Mr. Tobias today after I looked at musicyo.com and came up with nothing. He advised that the bass did come from Musicyo.com.

    Thanks for all of your help, you guys are awesome.

    Boona