Tobias questions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Strung_Low, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Hi I recently came across this Tobias for sale, and don't really know too much about them. It's serial #8505..Is it pre or post Gibson? Can anyone tell me approx what year it was made?The overall condition is pretty well-loved but it sounds great..Is $900 way too much?

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  2. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    Growler model
    Post Gibson
    $900 is about top end for a 5'er so.....
  3. Cool, thanks!
  4. bostonrecording

    bostonrecording Guest

    Mar 17, 2012
    I have a '96 growler with a 45xx serial number, if that helps at all. You can call Gibson customer service and they can route you around to the Tobias division, and they can tell you. $900 is cheaper than eBay, I paid $700 for mine, local - St. Louis - without a case. My only regret buying it is that I can't afford a neck-through classic...
  5. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    All I can say is SWEET BASS!!
  6. Thanks everyone, I've decided to get it, I'm in love!
  7. meatwad

    meatwad Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    I love my Tobias!
  8. sotua


    Sep 20, 2004
    Somewhere in time
    You can do all kinds of wacky things with that bass. It's basically a couple of Jazz pickups inside a MM housing, with a separate 2-band + mid switch preamp for each. And they are super-comfy :)
  9. Mousekillaz


    Nov 25, 2009
    Anacortes Wa.
    I love my Killer B. The Growlers are fantastic too, and were what I was going to buy, but then came across a K-B for a really good deal.