Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass
4 String Electric Bass
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A classic design made for the working musician with great features and awesome looks.
Epiphone is proud to reintroduce the classic bass that players have been waiting for, the Toby Deluxe IV. With its roots in the original designs introduced over 10 years ago, the "Toby" brought real innovation to modern bass players. And now, Epiphone and Tobias team up to bring back this classic design, once again putting cutting edge sounds and designs in the hands of all musicians.
The Toby Deluxe IV features the classic ergonomic body shape that bassists find so easy to play, providing a focused, ˜finished' sound that has all the punch of an upright bass with all the clear detail of an electric. And now, the Toby Deluxe IV comes with an Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control for making creative blends and fine adjustments to cut through dense mixes.
- Radiata body
- Hard maple neck
- Bolt-on neck, extended with recessed bolts/washers
- Premium die-cast machine heads 17:1 ratio
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Tobias TBT Split-Humbucker pickups
- Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control
- Knurled all metal knobs
- 1-Master volume, 1-Pickup blend with center detent, Master Tone
- Flush-mount, low-profile, fully adjustable bridge
- Metal, fully adjustable truss rod
- ABS black truss rod cover at body end
Check out the bold and innovative Toby today.
Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass Specifications:
- Scale Length 34"
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Nut width 1.68"
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- Good Feel
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- Improved Electronics
- Fair Craftsmanship
- School Bands
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Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:
The Toby Deluxe is probably the best value available today.
It is described as an entry-level instrument. I think that is a fair description. It would be excellent for a beginner to learn on because it is comfortable to play and you can get very good action on it once it is set up properly. I have yet to get any instrument, at any price, with a good setup from the factory, so I'm not going to consider the setup as a con.
The electronics is something a professional player would want to upgrade, but they are a definite improvement over the earlier models with the soap bar pickups. The tone is somewhat warmer than comparably priced models from other manufacturers. Take it for what it is worth since tone really is very subjective. I find it has a little better growl than the competition.
The hardware is pretty good and it stays in tune surprisingly well. You can certainly get better hardware, but again, the quality is still better than others in this price range.
The only real issue I have with mine is the body has two small dents, one by the truss rod cover and the other by the rear cavity cover. It looks like someone had to pry the covers off using the body as a leverage point. If this was a more expensive instrument, I would have returned it because of that.
Other than the craftsmanship question, I really love this bass. It is fun to play and does its job well. When I consider it just on it's merits, it is a good instrument. When I add the cost into the equation, I would say it is a fantastic instrument.
If you're looking for a better than average bass with an entry level price, then look no further. I am recommending the Toby to all my friends.