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tobias toby 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tyburn, Nov 23, 2000.

  1. Over the last year and a half that i have been playing an instrument with real conviction i have really enjoyed it,, i own a fender 4 string jazz, modded. Many of you who have replied to my post will know,, anyway, Guitarist(UK publication) was delivered to me this morning by my mum,, this enspired me to get up as it is a study week and i should make an effort to do some work., nahh,, so i read the guiatrist mag,, they had a nice,, brief review on the tobias toby 5 production model and it got a very good review they couldn't find anything wrong with it,, it's very well priced £415 rrp, ive been looking at 5 strings as i am eager to challenge myself and iam a very big dude and want something bigger to play( see my other post " big bassists?")

    so what does anyone think of this bass, i haven't played one yet, it'll probably be hard to find one in the local music shop,, but i really like the styling and the spec

    can anyone come up with a better 5 string in the price range

    also pros and cons of the toby5?

    cheers tyybrun
  2. ssbbass


    Nov 24, 2000
  3. bassics


    Nov 27, 2000
    Newark, Ohio
    I posted a thread also asking about the Toby and got some pretty bad responses, among the complaints: cheap sounding electronics, and tight string spacing. It was recommended to me to check out the Cort Curbow.
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    ssbass, the only place that you can buy them is Musicyo, period. There is no 'best price I have found so far'.

    Now if you are confusing them with a good quality MIA Gibson Tobias, or the much better quality pre Gibson Tobias, yes, they are a lot cheaper, but they are not the same bass. Not even close.
  5. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    MusicYo raised their prices...no surprise there. I bought a 6 for $499 afew months ago, now they're over $600.

    I didn't keep mine , but my experience with MusicYo was flawless. I'd buy from them again.
  7. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I bought the Toby Pro 5 model from Musicyo $469, but they have gone up since. I wanted another 5-string with closer string spacing, and the price was right. It's not a $3000 instrument, but it's not a POS either. I haven't found anything wrong with it. Plays good, sounds good. I like mine.
  8. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I guess I should add... no problems with Musicyo. Got here quicker than I thought it would.
  9. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    The toby pro-4 I got from musicyo is decent after i tweaked it a bit. I like it, no complaints here.
  10. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    I really think the Toby's are some of the best deals out there, alot of bang for the $. My only complaint is the electronics, but that is a complaint common for all basses under $700-900. I'd say go for it.

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