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Tobias Toby Standard-IV Electric Bass  

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Epiphone is proud to reintroduce the classic bass that players have been asking for, the Toby Standard IV. With its roots in the original designs int...Read More

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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 asking for, the Toby Standard IV. With its roots in the original designs introduced over 10 years ago, the "Toby" brought real innovation to bassists hungry for something that reflected modern playing styles. And now, Epiphone brings back this classic design, once again putting cutting edge sounds and designs in the hands of all musicians.

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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 and TBR single coil pickups
  • Pickup blend control
  • Knurled all metal knobs
  • Master Volume, Pickup blend with center detent, Bass Cut and Treble Cut
  • Flush-mount, low-profile, fully adjustable bridge
  • Metal, fully adjustable truss rod
  • ABS Black truss rod cover at body end
  • Case sold separately

Check out the bold and innovative Toby Standard today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Toby Standard-IV Electric Bass

  • Scale Length 34"
  • Fingerboard Radius 12"
  • Nut width 1.68"
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TobiasToby Standard-IV Electric Bass
 
4.8

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (7)
    • Practicing (7)
    • Recording (5)
    • Rock concerts (3)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

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    5.0

    Bought as blemished/returned item

    By J3R3MY502

    from Louisville, KY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Tobias Toby Standard-IV Electric Bass:

      Im happy, it was a returned blemished item but overall it was in great condition and anything that was even slightly wrong i fixed myself. The frets were a little sharp but i polished that down in a hour and they are fine, most people wouldent have noticed much. Otherwise i use this to record bass tracks at home and am very satisfied.

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      4.0

      I bought this "dent and scratch"...

      By RavenHavok

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Major Bow In Neck

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Tobias Toby Standard-IV Electric Bass:

      This bass far exceeded my expectations as far as playability, tone and overall integrity of the hardware and electronics. I have my own methods of testing an instrument out and this bass passed with flying colors.

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      5.0

      Awesome first bass, good sound+price

      By Ballistikbadass

      from Hinton, Alberta Canada

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Tobias Toby Standard-IV Electric Bass:

        I bought this bass hoping to be something awesome to learn on and jam, and this one has delivered so far. It is super fun to play, and I can see myself using this one for as long as i can. The only problem I had was with shipping, I live in Canada and ordered from the United states before and never took as long as it did coming from here. Totally worth the wait though :)

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        5.0

        One of the best in this price range

        By Stix

        from Portland, ME

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Tobias Toby Standard-IV Electric Bass:

          Bought this for my girlfriend to learn on. Compared it to other small body basses in this price range. Narrowed down to the Toby and the Yamaha RBX170. Both are great basses, but chose the Toby because she wanted white. I really liked the way it felt when I compared both at the store. She will be getting it for Christmas, so we'll see how she likes it. If she doesn't I'll be keeping it for myself ! Awesome little bass!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Deal!

          By Cirex

          from Ponce, PR

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Great Electronics

          Cons

          • None so far

          Best Uses

          • Gigs As A Backup Or Main
          • Gigs Backup Or Main

          Comments about Tobias Toby Standard-IV Electric Bass:

          This Tobias surprise me because of the Price. It feels like a Seven Hundread' range bass. Great punch! I love the electronics. Lightweight. Even doesn't have the in-lays, don't panic, dots are over the top fret arm... Excellent, I felt like I steal this one from MF, because of the price :)

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This Bass Rocks!!!

          By Gd5759

          from Sydney, Australia

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Tobias Toby Standard-IV Electric Bass:

            Wasn't expecting too much as reviews I read were not great.
            However its a darn brilliant bass, very playable with great neck and tone
            I have played a few gigs with it now and it rocks.

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            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Incedible value

            By Fredbass

            from Richmond, VA

            About Me Experienced

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Not Fancy Enough For Some

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Tobias Toby Standard-IV Electric Bass:

            I saw this bass advertised in my Bass Player magazine, and I was intrigued because Tobias is a high-end bass manufacturer, and I couldn't believe it when I look on Musician's Friend and saw how inexpensive it was. I pretty much discounted it since it was so inexpensive. However, a couple weeks ago when I arrived at band practice, our singer showed me her proud new possession, a Toby. Naturally she wanted me to put it through its paces at practice. I did, and I loved its fast neck and particularly its light weight. I just had to have one. I bought a used one from MF's sister store, Guitar Center for a song, and it was every bit as nice as the one our singer got. What is really amazing is that it has a bass and treble control, but not active electronics. I don't know how they do this, but it means you can have the tone control of an active bass without worrying about the battery going dead or the electronics simply pooping out at a gig. I played a 3-hour gig with it Saturday and it worked great, and my back and shoulder thanked me. I love this little bass. Now, if you are looking for fancy hardware, wood, paint, etc. you won't find it here. However, who can see that but you anyway? It looks great up close and at a distance, and sounds even better. So, if you need an inlayed headstock and contrasting binding and so forth you won't like it, but if you want a great little guitar that won't kill you with its weight and sounds just great, then this is the guitar for you. Parents note: it is as inexpensive as you are going to find, and you will not have to trade up once your budding bassist gets past the "beginner" stage. I have been playing professionally for about 45 years now, and I haven't outgrown it!

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            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Unbeatable for the money

            By David Carwile

            from virginia

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Great Value

            Cons

            • Very Minor Defect

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Tobias Toby Standard-IV Electric Bass:

            I bought this bass to keep in E flat because I dislike changing tunings on more expensive instruments. It's never going to compete with those, but for the money it's hard to go wrong here. I've played a lot worse basses that cost much more. The fit and finish is exceptional for this price range. The neck is buzz-free and fairly fast, but I'm having to get used to no fretboard inlays - only dots on the side. It's a very light bass, and somewhat lacking in low-mid punch, but it has fairly bright new strings on it, so that's a controllable variable. I only gave it a 4 for two reasons: The neck inlay thing, and the bridge pickup is stuck in place, probably due to inadequate clearance - fortunately it's at the right height. I played several of the Deluxe model as well, and they all seemed pretty consistent - I just didn't want active pickups, and these are passive. Take a look at these if you're a beginner or on a tight budget, or just need a specialty bass for certain things. Possibly a good platform for experimenting with electronics too.

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