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Epiphone Toby Standard IV 4-String Bass - Ebony

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Toby Standard IV
Epiphone is proud to reintroduce the classic bass that players have been waiting for, the Toby Standard IV. Michael Tobias' "Toby" basses were first introduced in the 1990s and brought real innovation to bassists hungry for an instrument that reflected modern playing styles. And now, Epiphone and Tobias team up again to bring back this classic design, once again putting cutting edge sounds and designs in the hands of all musicians.

Cutting Edge Design
The Toby Standard IV features a solid basswood body and a flush-mount, low profile, adjustable bridge. The Toby Standard's most legendary feature is the Tobias Asymmetrical Neck profile, 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 shape feels less bulky than standard bass necks allowing for maximum hand comfort. While these satin necks might "feel" thinner, there is still sufficient thickness on the upper side to provide excellent strength, stability andbest of alldeep, rich tone. Your thumb will find easy reference 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 1.68" nut. Premium die-cast tuners are used for tuning stability. Color finishes include Alpine White and Ebony.

Classic Electronics
The Toby Standard IV's electronics feature classic Tobias-designed pickups with a Tobias TBR single coil in the neck and a Tobias TBT single coil at the bridge. Controls include black, knurled all-metal knobs for Master Volume, Pickup Blend, Neck EQ and Bridge EQ. The bridge is flush-mounted for a low profile and is fully adjustable.

Details
Body
Species - Basswood

Neck
Species - Hard Maple
Profile - Tobias Asymmetrical
Truss Rod - Standard Adjustable

Fingerboard
Species - Rosewood
Frets - 24 Medium Jumbo
Radius - 12"
Scale Length - 34"

Pickups
Neck Position - Tobias TBR Single-Coil
Bridge Position - Tobias TBT

Electronics
Potentiometers 1 Neck Volume,1 Pickup Blend with Center Detent, 1-Bridge EQ, 1-Neck EQ
Output Jack - Traditional 1/4"

Tuners
Model - Black Epiphone Deluxe
Tuning Ratio - 14:1

Bridge
Type - Flush-Mount, Low Profile Fully Adjustable
Plating - Nickel with Black Finish

Hardware
Knobs - Black Knurled Metal Dome
Strings - .045 - .105, Swedish Steel "Hex" Core

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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
Overall a decent bass, good sound, good pickups, but both of the screws for the strap locks came loose after about two months, but the biggest problem is the tuning pegs craping out, the one for my e string just broke and now I have to replace the whole tuning mechanism for the e, and there are signs that the others will follow that too.
Posted by Nate leney on Dec 23, 2016
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
This was my first bass, I was quite impressed with it, great value for the price, only problem was that both the screws holding the the nobs for the strap came loose, but that was an easy fix, I just had to use some longer screws, (the ones it came with were too short)
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
This was my first bass, I was quite impressed with it, great value for the price, only problem was that both the screws holding the the nobs for the strap came loose, but that was an easy fix, I just had to use some longer screws, (the ones it came with were too short)
Posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2016
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great guitar for a great price3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
I had never played bass before I bought this guitar, all I was looking for was somsomething cheap. I bought this guitar with little hopes and it surpassed them all, I have had this guitar for almost two years now and I have no complaints at all.
Posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2015
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Best in it's price range by far3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
The bottom strap button is in the ideal position - it is frustrating that more basses do not come with this. It is very bright sounding. Like all bolt-ons, the heel starts to get in the way of the last frets but they are still 'reachable' at the 24th. And 24 frets is a good thing. The cutaway is nice. The one I tried could use some set up love, action was too high; but it looked like it would accept some adjustments easy enough (just adjusting the saddles would probably do). The threaded posts for the saddles are recessed, so if you want to palm mute with a pick you will not tear up your hand.
Posted by Paul on Jul 24, 2013
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