The Epiphone Toby Deluxe V bass guitar takes awesome build quality, fantastic playability, superb tonal versatility and smooth power of 4-string model, and gives it the extended range treatment. Due care and attention has been taken to ensure the slender design translates perfectly with the inclusion of an additional string, so that both new players and seasoned pros can enjoy the same level of comfortability.
Michael Tobias Design
The Epiphone Toby Deluxe V shares the same ergonomically designed body contours as the Toby Deluxe IV giving it a delightfully smooth and lightweight feel. The body is made using radiata, a lightweight tonewood that produces fat yet well-balanced tones. If you prefer your bass body compact, then it doesn't get much better than this. The double-cutaway design makes it incredibly easy to reach every part of the neck. The body is finished in stylish ebony finish, giving it a very sleek aesthetic.
Unique Asymmetrical Neck Design
Fitted to the body is a hard maple neck, which is shaped to the Tobias asymmetrical neck profile, creating a playing feel of unparalleled comfort. New players and seasoned pros will both feel the benefit of this superb neck design. The bolt-on construction is executed perfectly, with a recessed heel preventing any edges from jutting out so that the bass sits against your body snugly. The generous 34" scale length gives the strings plenty of space to resonate. Married to the neck is a sumptuous rosewood fingerboard, with a 12" radius that supports seamless string bends beautifully.
Versatility Meets Power
When you look at the electronics of the Epiphone Toby Deluxe V Bass, you start to see where this model really differs from the rest. Tobias-designed SCR split-humbuckers are fed through an active circuit called the Tonexpressor. This is essentially an enhancement control that lets you fine tune your output to get exactly the right sound. When combined with the detent and master EQ knobs, you can get many a tone out of this bass.
The Toby Deluxe V is fitted with deluxe die-cast machine heads with an immense 17:1 gear ratio, which guarantees that once you set your tuning, your strings will remain held tight. The metal truss rod is fully adjustable, with an ABS truss rod cover.
The Epiphone Toby Deluxe V bass guitar isn't a typical Epiphone model, it is a unique 5-string that has boutique characteristics at an affordable price. If you're looking for a model that is great for the studio and the stage, then this is the bass for you.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Toby Deluxe V Bass Guitar Body Material Radiata Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Strings 5 Pickup Configuration HH Active/Passive Passive Colour Ebony Number of Frets 24 Scale Length 34" Fretboard Radius 12" Pickups (Neck/Bridge) Tobias SCR Split-Humbucker/Tobias SCT 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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