Epiphone Toby Deluxe V Bass - Translucent Red

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A New Twist on a Groundbreaking Classic

Epiphone is proud to introduce what will surely become a players classic, the new five-string Toby Deluxe-V. The original "Toby" brought real innovation to modern bass players who were hungry for an instrument that could accommodate new styles and sounds. And now, Epiphone and designer Michael Tobias team up again to put the Toby bass back on the cutting edge where it belongs with the Toby Deluxe-V.

The Toby Story
The original Toby Bass was designed by Michael Tobias and featured the classic ergonomic body shape that bassists find so easy to play. Toby basses have a focused, "finished" sound that combines the punch of an upright bass with all the clear detail of an electric. And now for even greater sonic variety, the Toby Deluxe-V adds a 5th string tuned to low B. The combination of a low B and the Toby Deluxes Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control gives bassists the chance to break through into new dimensions on stage and in the studio at a price that any player can afford.

Body & Neck
The Toby Deluxe-V features a solid radiata body and a flush-mount low profile fully adjustable bridge. Like all Toby basses, the Toby Deluxe-V includes a hard maple neck with a Tobias Asymmetrical Neck profile, which is a bolt-on design with recessed bolts and washers for easy adjustments. The unique Toby headstock features the iconic Toby logo and Deluxe Diecast machine heads with a 14:1 ratio. Toby basses were among the first to feature an asymmetrical neck, a design in which the neck is thinner on the lower side than on the upper side. The asymmetric shape feels less bulky than standard bass necks for maximum hand comfort even when playing with 5 strings. Adjustments to the truss rod are made at the body end. While these satin finished necks might "feel" thinner, there is still sufficient thickness on the upper side to provide for excellent strength, stability and best of all deep, 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 a black 1.90 nut.

Hardware
Epiphone is known for making the best hardware in the business and that of course extends to the Toby Deluxe-V which includes Deluxe Diecast tuners with a 17:1 ratio to ensure tuning stability along with a fully adjustable flush-mounted, low-profile all metal bridge.

SPECIFICATIONS

Body: radiata
Neck: hard maple
Neck Shape: Tobias Asymmetrical Neck profile
Neck Joint: bolt-on, extended with recessed bolts/washers
Scale Length: 34"
Fingerboard: rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Nut width: 1.90"
Neck Pickup: Tobias SCR Split-Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Tobias SCT Split-Humbucker
Controls:
- 1-neck volume
- 1-Pickup blend with center detent
- Master EQ
- Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control with 9-volt battery and inside back cavity cover
Knobs: knurled, all metal
Bridge: flush-mount, low-profile, fully adjustable
Machine Heads: Deluxe Diecast tuners, 17:1 ratio
Truss Rod: Metal, fully adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: ABS - Black at body end
Colour (gloss): Ebony (EB), Translucent Red

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
This bass, made in Indonesia, is a very playable instrument with one huge problem in the stock model - the pre-amp. It emphasizes every squeak, squeal, hiss, and fret noise. But I have an excellent guitar tech. He said the pickups are fine, but the pre-amp is the problem. "you need to get an EMG BTC control to replace the pre-amp" which I did and he installed. The result is magic. No hiss. No buzz. Every note is clear, and this bass is now punching way above its weight.
Posted by JDB on Jan 3, 2021
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Pretty Good Bass6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I got this bass for Christmas and they has to order it in for me but, overall it is a very well playing bass all the features included such as tone and master volume function perfectly. The bass is very prone to scratches so be careful about that. It is a great beginner bass for someone that doesn't want to spend lots of money, I would definitely buy this!
Posted by Noah on Jul 3, 2013
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