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USA Tobias or Toby Pro?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 73jbass, Feb 14, 2016.


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  1. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ellenwood,Ga.
  2. Given the controls, I'd guess Toby Pro. They might have upgraded the PUs and/or preamp, but without seeing it in the flesh, hard to tell.
     
  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    I'm by no means an expert, but as far as I know a USA Tobias will have the truss rod adjustment at the heel with a 'Tobias' logo cover on it.
     
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Well I guess it won't always have a Tobias logo at the truss rod adjustment, but I'm pretty sure it should be at the heel. This is a USA Tobias.

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  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
  6. wmhill

    wmhill

    Aug 20, 2012
    upstate NY
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    yeah- I'd say it's probably a toby, and highly doubt it was made in the US. That money would be better spent on a Kingston series MTD (in my opinion)
     
  7. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    That is absolutely a Toby Pro and not worth $900.

    My credentials:
    - I own Pre-Gib #666
    - I own Pre-Gib #1969
    - I've owned other Pre-Gibs
    - I've owned 5 other Gibson era Tobias basses (two Classics, two Growlers and a Killer B)

    I know Tobias basses.

    (Side note: I've also owned 5 different MTD basses which is Michael Tobias current company. I rather like his instruments.)
     
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  8. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    Yes it's a Toby. 4 knobs vs 5 on USA made.
    Truss rod at headstock instead of at heel.
    I've seen soon funky looking axes on EBAY that are being passed
    as Pre/Post Gibsons.
    Beware.
     

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