Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tobias Toby Deluxe IV Bass

Toby Deluxe IV
Epiphone is proud to reintroduce the classic bass that players have been waiting for, the Toby Deluxe IV. 
With it’s roots in the original designs of Michael Tobias and 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.

Like all Epiphone instruments, the Toby Deluxe IV comes with our Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by Gibson Musical Instruments’ famous 24/7/365 day Customer Service. Check out the bold and innovative Toby Deluxe IV today!
The Story

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.

Cutting Edge Design

The Toby Deluxe IV features a solid basswood body and a flush-mount, low profile, adjustable bridge. The Toby Deluxe’s most legendary feature is its hard maple Tobias™ Asymmetrical Neck profile which is a bolt-on design with recessed bolts and washers for easy adjustments. Tobias basses were among the first to feature an asymmetrical neck, a design where the neck is thinner on the lower side than on the upper side. The asymmetric back shape feels less bulky than standard bass necks allowing for maximum hand comfort. 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 points 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 1.68” nut. Satin finish options include Trans Amber, Trans Black, Trans Red, and Walnut and ebony.

Classic Electronics

The Toby Deluxe IV electronics feature classic Tobias-designed pickups with a Tobias SCR™ Split-Humbucker in the neck and a Tobias SCT™ Split-Humbucker at the bridge. Controls are all-metal Knurled knobs and include Master Volume, Pickup Blend with center Detent, and Master Tone. Also included is an Active Tonexpressor™ Bass Enhancement Control which enables bassists the option of making creative blends. The Active Tonexpressor™ is also a powerful ally on stage when you need fine adjustments to cut through dense mixes. The Active Tonexpressor™ uses an easy-to-change 9-volt battery.

Guaranteed Epiphone Hardware

The Toby Deluxe IV features Epiphone's rock solid hardware including deluxe diecast tuners with a 17:1 ratio ensuring lifelong tuning stability. The bridge is flush-mounted for a low profile and is fully adjustable.

  • Tobias TBT™ Split-Humbucker pickups
  • Active Tonexpressor™ Bass Enhancement Control
  • Knurled all metal knobs
Neckhard maple
Neck Shape
Neck JointBolt-on, extended with recessed bolts/washers
Machine Headspremium die-cast 17:1
Scale Length34”
Fingerboard Radius12”
Nut width1.68”
Bridge PickupTobias TBT™ Split-Humbucker
Neck PickupTobias TBR™ Split-Humbucker
Controls1-Master volume, 1-Pickup blend with center detent, Master Tone, Active Tonexpressor™ Bass Enhancement Control with 9-volt battery and inside cavity cover
KnobsKnurled, all metal
BridgeFlush-mount, low-profile, fully adjustable
Truss RodMetal, fully adjustable
Truss Rod CoverABS - Black at body end
ColorTrans Amber (TAS), Trans Black (TKS), Trans Red (TRS) Walnut (all satin) (WLS)