Epiphone Tobias Toby Deluxe V Bass, Active Tonexpressor, Int'l Buyers Welcome

  • Tobias Brand
  • $259 Price
  • 2015-09-25 Added
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Epiphone Tobias Toby Deluxe V Bass, Active Tonexpressor, Int'l Buyers Welcome

Epiphone Tobias Toby Deluxe V

Epiphone Tobias Toby Deluxe V Bass

Note: I do not refurbish my instruments. All of my instruments come from the largest refurbisher in the Us. They were sent there directly from the manufacturer for what is usually a minor issue that was addressed by factory trained and authorized luthiers. The result is that you are assured of getting an excellent instrument.

A New Twist on a Groundbreaking Classic

Epiphone is proud to introduce what will surely become a players classic, the new five-string Toby Deluxe-V. The original "Toby" brought real innovation to modern bass players who were hungry for an instrument that could accommodate new styles and sounds. And now, Epiphone and Tobias team up again to put the Toby bass back on the cutting edge where it belongs with the Toby Deluxe-V.

The Toby Story

The original Toby Bass was designed by Michael Tobias and featured the classic ergonomic body shape that bassists find so easy to play. Toby basses have a focused, "finished" sound that combines the punch of an upright bass with all the clear detail of an electric. And now for even greater sonic variety, the Toby Deluxe-V adds a 5th string tuned to low B. The combination of a low B and the Toby Deluxes Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control gives bassists the chance to break through into new dimensions on stage and in the studio at a price that any player can afford.

The Toby Deluxe-V features a solid radiata body and a flush-mount low profile fully adjustable bridge. Like all Toby basses, the Toby Deluxe-V includes a hard maple neck with a Tobias Asymmetrical Neck profile, which is a bolt-on design with recessed bolts and washers for easy adjustments. The unique Toby headstock features the iconic Toby logo and Deluxe Diecast machine heads with a 14:1 ratio. Toby basses were among the first to feature an asymmetrical neck, a design in which the neck is thinner on the lower side than on the upper side. The asymmetric shape feels less bulky than standard bass necks for maximum hand comfort even when playing with 5 strings. Adjustments to the truss rod are made at the body end. While these satin finished necks might "feel" thinner, there is still sufficient thickness on the upper side to provide for excellent strength, stability and best of all deep, rich tone. Your thumb will find easy reference as your hand glides up and down the fretboard. The neck has a 34 scale length for enhanced clarity, a rosewood fingerboard with a 12 fingerboard radius and a black 1.90 nut. Epiphone is known for making the best hardware in the business and that of course extends to the Toby Deluxe-V which includes Deluxe Diecast tuners with a 17:1 ratio to ensure tuning stability along with a fully adjustable flush-mounted, low-profile all metal bridge.

The Toby Deluxe-V features classic Tobias-designed pickups with a Tobias Scr Split Humbucker in the neck position and a Tobias Sct Split Humbucker at the bridge. Controls are black, all metal knurled knobs and include Master Volume, Pickup Blend with center Detent, and Master Eq. In addition, an Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control enables you the option of creative blends and is a powerful ally on stage when you need to make fine adjustments to cut through dense mixes. The Active Tonexpressor uses an easy-to-change 9-volt battery.

Epiphone is known for making the best hardware in the business and that of course extends to the Toby Deluxe-V which includes Deluxe Diecast tuners with a 17:1 ratio to ensure tuning stability along with a fully adjustable flush-mounted, low-profile all metal bridge.

There is a very light dimple on the bass, I have included a picture pointing to where it is but it will not show in a picture. You can only see it if you are polishing the bass.

This bass has been professionally set up and is ready to play out of the box.


Body: Radiata

Neck: Hard Maple

Neck Profile: Tobias Asymmetrical

Neck Joint: Bolt-on, Extended With Recessed Bolts/Washers

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Frets: 20-medium Jumbo, Nickel/silver Alloy

Scale: 34 Inches

Nut-width: 1.90 Inches

Radius: 12 Inches

Trussrod: Metal, Fully Adjustable

Pickups: Tobias Scr and Sct Split Humbuckers

Bridge: Flush-mount, Low Profile, Fully Adjustable

Hardware: Black

Controls: Neck Volume, Pickup Blend with Center Detent, Master Eq, Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control

Tuners: Deluxe Die-cast, 17:1 Ratio

Why buy a refurbished bass

I specialize in manufacturer refurbished guitars and basses because I believe they are a tremendous value. These instruments have actually passed more quality tests than those that go straight from the manufacturer to a music store. These instruments do not have major flaws, they have had a minor issue such as a slight finish blemish or perhaps an electrical issue such as a loose solder joint. I buy my guitars and basses from the largest, and in my opinion the best, refurbishing center in the country located near Nashville. They are staffed with factory trained luthiers who take great pride in the products they put up for sale. Each instrument must pass 5 tests before it is released for sale. Some of the models are discontinued and have no issues at all. Each instrument is stamped used and issued a new serial number. This is to prevent unethical retailers from selling these instruments as new rather than refurbished, because a refurbished instrument does not carry the manufacturer warrany. I live close enough to Nashville that I travel to the factory and pick out my guitars myself. I play each one prior to listing it for sale. You can be assured if I would not be proud to give it as a gift, I will not take it.

The pictures in my listings are Always of the actual instrument that is listed, I never use stock photos for a refurbished instrument. If I know why the instrument was sent for refurbishing I will put it in the listing, however many of them are rated Nvr, which means no visible repair. Please email me with any questions you have, you will find that I give very detailed answers. I am a musician first, and that drives my choice of instruments to sell and the detail that I give in answering any questions.

Thanks for looking!

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I pride myself on shipping the day the auction ends or the next business day at the latest. Shipping is generally through FedEx or Usps. Expedited shipping is available at extra cost. Contact me directly for an expedited shipping quote. Quoted shipping is for the lower Us only, for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and international email me for rates.

Unless otherwise stated, we accept returns within 14 days of delivery. Email first for return authorization. Buyer pays return shipping and insurance. All items must be in the same condition as when they were sold, and returned in the original packing.

I have been playing guitar for over 50 years. After a career in finance I am now doing what I love, selling guitars. My instruments are carefully chosen and tested before they ever reach you, so you can buy with confidence that you are getting a great instrument at a great price.

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