Originally released 10 years ago, from Michael Tobias design the Toby Deluxe IV was seen as the ultimate innovation, giving bassists the ultimate balance of focussed punch with fantastic playability. Now available at a fraction of the cost but with all the great features of the original, Epiphone and Tobias present the Epiphone Toby Deluxe IV Bass.
The solid radiata body features the same comfortable contours of the original. Bolted on with recessed bolts and washers (for easy adjustability) is the Epiphone Toby Deluxe IV Bass Guitar’s piece de residence, a hard maple neck with the Tobias Asymmetrical Neck profile. This neck shape ensures comfortable playing by being thinner on the lower side than the upper, making it a lot less bulky than most of the basses out there.
The thinner, more comfortable shape does not come at the cost of weakening the neck, however, as the upper side still has enough thickness to ensure stability and strength, as well as providing deep, rich bass tone. Extra clarity is offered by the bass’ 34” scale length and the neck is topped by a rosewood fingerboard. At on end of the Epiphone Toby Deluxe IV Bass lies a flush-mount, low profile, adjustable bridge while the other end sports a 1.68” nut.
The Epiphone Toby Deluxe IV Bass offers a Tobias SCR single coil in the neck position and a Tobias SCT single coil at the bridge, both designed by Tobias. Ensuring full control over your sound are four metal knurled knobs: Neck Volume, Pickup Blend with center Detent, Master EQ & Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control. The Active Tonexpressor enables you to create blends and make fine adjustments easily.
In addition to the low profile bridge the Epiphone Toby Deluxe IV Bass also features deluxe die-cast tuners with a 14:1 ratio. The hardware is clad in black throughout.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Toby Deluxe IV Bass Guitar Body Material Radiata Neck Material Hard Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Strings 4 Pickup Configuration HH Active/Passive Passive Colour Translucent Black Number of Frets 24 Scale Length 34" Fretboard Radius 12" Pickups (Neck/Bridge) Tobias TBT Split-Humbucker/Tobias TBT Split-Humbucker Bridge Flush-Mount, Low-Profile, Fully Adjustable Controls Master Volume Pickup Blend with Centre Detent Master Tone Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control
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