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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 intr...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

FEATURES
  • 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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass

  • Scale Length 34"
    Fingerboard Radius 12"
    Nut width 1.68"
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TobiasToby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (17)
  • Good tone (17)
  • Fun to play (15)
  • Good pick up (13)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (16)
  • Practicing (14)
  • Recording (10)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Rock concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Deal

Got a blemished Trans yellow one of these for a break due to a nick in the headstock. The pickups on this thing sound fantastic. I'm a studio musician and live performer, and...Read complete review

Got a blemished Trans yellow one of these for a break due to a nick in the headstock. The pickups on this thing sound fantastic. I'm a studio musician and live performer, and I'm really glad to have this in my arsenal.

The neck-side pickup by itself sounds just like a P-bass, and with both on you get a nice bright jazz-bass sound (almost like Geddy Lee) if you want it that bright. Turning the tone knob down mellows it out. You can accomplish a whole lot with this bass. Mine's got a little more orange to it than the yellow one pictured, which I really like. It's a great color.

I'm not crazy about the (slightly) wide string spacing, but you can buy a new bridge for pretty cheap and I may well do that one of these days. That and a hipshot D-tuner for the low E string. But I'm using it now and am really happy. If you're new to bass or have fairly large hands you may not care about the string spacing.

For reference, I also own two Guild basses, an ESP, a Peavey, an old Charvel and an acoustic, fretless bass guitar. This bass is as good as any of them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Prepare ti ship the bass back to MF

This is a mixed rating-the bass itself, except for the humming, I would rate a 5. Because it hums, I rate it a 2-and no matter what you do, it hums. ...Read complete review

This is a mixed rating-the bass itself, except for the humming, I would rate a 5. Because it hums, I rate it a 2-and no matter what you do, it hums. Three bass amps, three different cords, same hum-and you can't equalize it out. My guess is that that is just true of some units, because of all the deservedly good reviews. If my bass didn't hum, I'd love it. So here is WARNING: do not change the mediocre strings you get with the bass before you check it out and DO keep all the packing materials-you may have to send it back because it hums and MF may not be as super-helpful as their customer service usually is.

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5.0

Great bass for a great price

By Snyder-Man

from Gillett, AR

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

    I got this bass for home recording. Another workhorse bass to go with my Ibanez GSR200 but would offer diffrent tones. Man, this bass rocks! More than I was expecting! Light but still solid, and the finish is beautiful. I love how well it plays.

     
    5.0

    great active bass

    By bradley

    from fort wayne indiana

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording

      Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

      I bought one, because I needed something cheap with active pickups for studio use. I could not have been more ecstatic when I plugged it in and heard the tone for the first time. This bass has a huge range of tone, and the bass boost nob packs a giant punch when running direct. I have only ran it through an amp a few times, and was still impressed with the tone. I highly recommend this bass for any studio. Also, has a nice feel to it. Not too heavy, and a smaller fretboard for my guitar hands. For the price, this is a perfect instrument.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice bass guitar

      By glens2422

      from Houston, Tx

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

      I'm a beginner, still learning but this is my second bass. My other is the Ibanez 200 and I enjoyed it also. Some of the differences to me are the variety of sound this bass produces. The control knobs are great for creating the sound you want. It has nice action and the neck seems comfortable to play. I have the walnut finish and it looks great and is very light weight.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Prepare ti ship the bass back to MF

      By D. Hughes

      from Pennington, NJ

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

        This is a mixed rating-the bass itself, except for the humming, I would rate a 5. Because it hums, I rate it a 2-and no matter what you do, it hums. Three bass amps, three different cords, same hum-and you can't equalize it out. My guess is that that is just true of some units, because of all the deservedly good reviews. If my bass didn't hum, I'd love it. So here is WARNING: do not change the mediocre strings you get with the bass before you check it out and DO keep all the packing materials-you may have to send it back because it hums and MF may not be as super-helpful as their customer service usually is.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        i would highly recommend to all!

        By E-man

        from Indiana

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands

          Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

          It's really solid made. Beautiful finish on it. Sounded good, just out of box.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice bass

          By Jules

          from Whitman, MA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording

            Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

            It's a great bass for the price

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Bass

            By Roy M

            from Millstone Twp, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Great for Slap Bass
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Light Weight

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

            The reviews were correct, this bass is great for the price and will not disappoint. Great sound and I bought especially as my funk slap bass. But I love playing it even in finger style. The reviews did say light weight and they were correct. The Walnut color looks amazing and everyone who saw it admired the color and tone of the wood. Truly beautiful looking.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Totally recommend this bass

            By Mike

            from Arlington, TX

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

              I'm mostly an acoustic guitar guy but wanted to improve my bass skills. I've had a Fender Squier standard bass for about 5 years but was ready to upgrade. This bass was ready to play out of the box. No fret buzz, great tones, good volume from the pickups. Really great bass for the price!

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              plays above it's price tag

              By Texas BassMan

              from Central TX

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • None Except Small Ones
              • That Amount To

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Playing Bass Duh
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

              I bought my Toby Deluxe IV, at first disappointed I couldn't afford a more expensive bass. My attitude QUICKLY changed. For the price, this bass is hard to beat. It's not as fancy or refined as more expensive basses but it doesn't try to be. What it tries to be is a high-quality, low cost bass. It sounds, plays, and feels well above it's meager price tag. Great bass for a budget-minded pro (I've been playing 27 years) or an OUTSTANDING beginner bass.

              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Excellent Deal

              By Billy

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Slightly Wide String Spac

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

              Got a blemished Trans yellow one of these for a break due to a nick in the headstock. The pickups on this thing sound fantastic. I'm a studio musician and live performer, and I'm really glad to have this in my arsenal.

              The neck-side pickup by itself sounds just like a P-bass, and with both on you get a nice bright jazz-bass sound (almost like Geddy Lee) if you want it that bright. Turning the tone knob down mellows it out. You can accomplish a whole lot with this bass. Mine's got a little more orange to it than the yellow one pictured, which I really like. It's a great color.

              I'm not crazy about the (slightly) wide string spacing, but you can buy a new bridge for pretty cheap and I may well do that one of these days. That and a hipshot D-tuner for the low E string. But I'm using it now and am really happy. If you're new to bass or have fairly large hands you may not care about the string spacing.

              For reference, I also own two Guild basses, an ESP, a Peavey, an old Charvel and an acoustic, fretless bass guitar. This bass is as good as any of them.

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