Tobias, the gibsonization of...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Josh Ryan, Mar 24, 2001.

  1. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Are the "Tobias" basses one can buy from music yo any good? Is it a sin to even speak of them? Just curious. Thanks -B
  2. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Welcome to Talkbass!

    Those are real Tobias (Pre-Gibson,Gibson,MTD) basses.
    Those are made in Korea by Cor-Tek or Samick. (I think more posibly Cor-Tek)
    They are good in the price range, but the pickups and electronics kill the tone.

    I had a 4 String, wich I didnt like too much, but I think the woods and the neck are very good.
    So.. a Toby PRO, with a good setup, new Electronics and Pickups, would sound very good.
  3. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    Bass Player magazine wrote a very positive review of the Korean Tobias' so they may be a good bass for the money (haven't tried one myself, so I can't say for sure). Are they as good as Mike's own stuff? I would say no.