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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...Read More

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OVERVIEW

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
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Recording (6)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Totally recommend this bass

By 

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!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    plays above it's price tag

    By 

    from Central TX

    About Me Experienced

    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.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Excellent Deal

    By 

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    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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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great bass for the money.

    By 

    from Wyoming

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Sweet As Hell

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

      I actually used the talk to a Gearhead feature on the site and asked him "What's a bass under $xxx that doesn't suck so my wife can play it on Rocksmith?".

      I've owned more expensive basses in the past but wanted a good bargain to try and get my wife to play. This thing delivers. It is a fantastic value, feels very well made for the price. I was worried that it would sound a little thin but let me assure you that's not the case. I'm very impressed.

      The Gearhead nailed it on this one, don't be afraid to shoot them a message. I'm glad I did.

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      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I'm sold!

      By 

      from Flora, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Are there any

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

      I've been a solid "one brand" guy for 19 years and was a bit skeptical when I bought this one, especially for the low price. Totally unwarranted! I've had it for a month and haven't been able to put it down.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      jiii

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      from morrill, ne

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Some Pick Up Noise

      Best Uses

      • Anything

      Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

      Great bass! Well balanced, light, and very musical. The neck profile takes some getting used to but after that playing is easy. The only con is there is some to a lot of pick up noise with the bridge pick up all the way on and the tone all the way up, yet it is easy to adjust out and still have a good sound. over all it is one of the best basses I have ever played. Going to save up and buy the five string!

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One in a Milliom

      By 

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Packs A Punch
      • Solid Electronics
      • Solid Instrument
      • Wears Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues
        • Solo Bass Work

        Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

        I've played bass very avidly for about 4 years, so I'm no Victor Wooten, but I absolutely LOVE this bass! Through my playing I have played snappy Flea lines and Tower Of Power grooves, as well as some solo work on the side for fun. This bass does it all! My ONLY complaint is that the battery is not in a "pop open" compartment and requires a screwdriver. My point is that for the money, this bass is a SCREAMING deal! Its beautiful, the tone is sharp when you need it, round when you don't, and the full range fret-board is a dream

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        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Its a nice bass!

        By 

        from Qtown PA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

          I wasn't expecting much out of this bass due to the price. I had a couple Tobias Growlers and really liked them so I figured it was worth a shot.

          The bass looks really nice. It looks sharp. I changed the strings as soon as I got it. It plays really nicely. The neck is a little thicker at the nut than a jazz bass but its easy to adjust to. The string spacing is little wider than most basses which I love. It takes a little getting used to but once you do its really nice to have that space between strings. Some listings say it has an asymetric neck, but its not noticable if it does. Its not like the growlers were.

          Its sounds good too. Has a modern sound in my opinion. The extra bass knob is okay. Since its a Tobias, I wanted to put a Bartolini preamp in it. I did and it sounds amazing. The pickups are a good match for the Bart preamp. It cuts through and sounds full and punchy. Lots of lows. I'll be using it more often than I thought.

          In summary... nice playing bass, with a different preamp, sounds amazing. Sounds pretty good stock. You won't regret this bass. Especially for the price!

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          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow..nice feel and sound!

          By 

          from Delaware, USA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          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:

            WOW THE LOW END BOAST IS INCREDIBLE. IT GIVES THAT 60S-70S MUDBUCKER SOUND EASILY.ooops caps locks again...sorry... Love the looks and feel of the walnut bass. Balanced well and neck is full 24 frets.

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            (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WOW

            By 

            from Austin Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Sounds Way Above Price
            • Thin fast neck

            Cons

            • Touch Of Hiss In Tone Nob

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • School Bands

            Comments about Tobias Toby Deluxe-IV Electric Bass:

            I cannot believe this is not a $500+ bass.

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