Tobias Killer B 5 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mark35mi, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. I have a Tobias Killer B 5, and have had it for YEARS!!!
    Are serial numbers in the 2300's pre gibson?!?
    Just Curious. Love it regardless.
    I have small hands.... so being narrower near the nut is great, yet widens nicely towards the bridge for reaching to slap and snap a bit. The Bart's are great as well!
  2. Zootsuitbass


    Mar 13, 2011
    The ONLY toby I've ever owned. I live in LA in 92 and bought a Killer B. BIG regret selling that. There is a guy in Portland Or who has a old one. Only one I've seen since.
  3. superblues

    superblues Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
  4. Thanks superjesus. From what I read it appears mine is a Nashville Gibson bass. Good to know. Thanks again!
  5. Zootsuitbass


    Mar 13, 2011
    I bought a KB from Michael in person in Burbank.
  6. tell us more ...I have an early Gibson KB-5 THAT IS A GREAT INSTRUMENT.....OOPS..HAHA
  7. I will whisper now .....SHuuuuuuuuuuuuu.........
  8. I am curious if this body style is 'normal'. I think this is VERY early Gibson era Tobias Killer B. I LOVE my bass... but keep seeing pics of rounded horns. Ser # is mid 2300's
    Thoughts? Thanks.

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  9. svtb15

    svtb15 Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig
    I had an early 90s Killer B 5.. Another one i never should have sold. Mine was unique in that I had Tobias do "Dot inlays" on the fingerboard.. I never saw another with dots... . I sold it to some guy in Arizona IIRC.. Would love to find it again if possible.