Building on the success of the well known and popular four string version, the Epiphone Toby Deluxe V comes to us with a lot to prove. As always, Epiphone have pushed the boundaries of innovation by now offering a five string bass suitable for new genres of music where a lot more is required in the shape of technology and individuality.
Designed by Michael Tobias
However elongated it may seem, the body shape of the Epiphone Toby Deluxe V Bass is certainly comfortable. You get amazing access to the upper frets of the 34" scale fingerboard, made of rosewood, and the hard maple asymmetrical neck makes fast lines surprisingly easy to pull off. The body is made of radiata, a species of pine that is widely underused in guitar manufacturing but works great in this application.
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 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.
Although this isn't typically what you'd expect to see in an Epiphone model, the fact remains that it's a well made five string bass that has some really interesting features that could easily spice up your playing in no time.
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 Red 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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