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Tobias Killer B 5-String Bass
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Clear well-defined tone, unstoppable sustain, and precise articulation are the hallmarks of the Killer B bass. Besides a great name it features a 5-p...Click To Read More About This Product
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Clear well-defined tone, unstoppable sustain, and precise articulation are the hallmarks of the Killer B bass. Besides a great name it features a 5-piece Asym neck with dual truss rod and mother-of-pearl position markers on a pau ferro fingerboard. 2-piece body in a choice of woods. Dual Bartolini pickups. Controls include mid cut/boost, pickup blend pan, and master volume with push/pull slap switch. Grover tuners. Black hardware.
- 5-piece Asym bolt-on neck
- Dual truss rod
- Pau ferro fingerboard
- Mother-of-pearl position markers
- 2-piece body
- Black hardware
- Mid cut/boost switch
- Pan Pot pickup blend
- Master volume and push/pull slap tone switch
- Bass, mid, and treble tone controls
- Dual Bartolini pickups
- Grover tuners
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When looking at 5 string basses the one thing that worried me was a thick neck but the neck on the killer b is incredibly thin. it also never goes out of tune
This bass is so overpriced its's flat out ridiculous! The pickups are weak and unblanced. The fretwork is so bad that if you are even a remotely active bass player you will develop sores/calluses in places you should not have to worry about. The neck is way too end heavy and points to the ground when strapped. This can be a real struggle during longer sets. This review is not based on some Joe schmoe's opinion, but my bass was lost transport and I had to use this as an emergency backup/ replacement. I hope to never see this piece of firewood again in my playing days.
I been playing since 1964 and try many other basses. This on have got to rated as one of the nicest I've played. Great tone, but don't expect a real deep bass tone out of this bass. This is a very warm sounding bass. Overall this is a very well made bass and it look good too. You'll love the feel of the neck and if you like me playing for long times between breaks, this one will allow you to do this. The features are great dial up most tones you'll never need. Quality nicely made. Slapping may be a problem to some without raising the action. Any how you look at it; you got to love it.
I have been looking for my signature sound for a long time. I have tried lots of brands and models. I have found my sound in the Tobias Killer B. It cuts through like no other. The low B string is solid. When this bass is professionaly set up the sound is well worth the boutique price. It does take time to get used to the close string spacing. But other than that I have found my bass! I recommend you try one.
This is one of the best basses I have ever played, and I have played many. Tobias is the best kept secret among basses. After a gig people always coment on the sound of that bass. My wife was upset with me for buying a bass with a boutique price tag. But when she came to that first gig, all she could say was "Oh my goodness, I hear a big differece". The Killer B is the way to go!
This bass is very nice. Beautiful, feels good and sounds great... almost marriage material. Very versatile.
I have played a Fender "J" for several years and decided I needed a 5-string bass. I played allot of 5-strings but was not happy with the top string bass. While in a conference in Orlando, I heard the sweetest bass guitar I. I inquired as to the make of bass he was playing. He said Tobias. That sold me and I purchased the "KILLER B5-string and love it. Not only is it beautiful but the action is really sweet. I play through a Carvin BX-1200 head with a 4X8 cabinet a sub- woofer horn. Money very well spent.
I had never really heard of Tobias until my band were working on a demo down at a local studio. A guy there had just bought one before they sold out to some other company. I think it may have been Gibson. Not sure. He got this model for cheap. It played AMAZING! It's up there on my list of things to buy.
I have played my Killer B for about 4 years now. It is absolutely the best bass that I have ever played. The tone is incredible, action is superb. I had a slight problem with a solder, I fixed it and no further problems. I have had many, many comments from other players on how good it sounds. I play through a couple of speaker combinations depending on the size of the venue. The amplifier is a Hartke 3500. I will probably play this until they pry my cold dead hands off of it.