The Epiphone Toby Deluxe IV bass guitar includes many features of the original "Toby", designed by the legend that is Michael Tobias. From the unique body and neck design, to the exceptional tones on offer, the Toby Deluxe IV is an instrument that both new players and seasoned pros will appreciate.
The body is built from radiata - a lightweight tonewood that produces fat, well-balanced tones. The body shape is perfect for those who crave comfort when they play. The small-scale shape and lightweight construction make it much easier to wield over extended periods of time. The body is finished in a translucent amber, which allows the natural grain of the wood to shine through.
Fitted to the body is the awesome 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 deep, double-cutaway body profile makes it very easy to reach every fret along the fingerboard. 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.
In order to preserve the smooth response of the tonewood, the Toby Deluxe IV is fitted with Tobias TBR and TBT Dual Rail humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions respectively. The simplified control layout guarantees a high-degree of tonal control. At your fingertips are: Master Volume, Pickup Blend with centre Detent, Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control, and Master Tone pots. The Active Tonexpressor enables you to make fine adjustments easily, whist the Pickup Blend pot allows you to control whether you want both pickups involved, greater emphasis on the neck, or greater emphasis on the bridge. Depending on the style of music you’re playing, or the technique you’re executing, the Toby is equipped to help you find the perfect tone.
The maintain the discreet nature of the Toby's design across the entire Deluxe IV, a flush-mounted bridge has been fitted to create a low-profile. However, it is still fully adjustable should you wish to change string gauges, raise or lower the action, etc. At the top of the neck, a 1.68" nut keeps string tension firmly for absolute consistency. The premium die-cast tuning machines have an impressive 17:1 gear ratio, so once you tune up, you can rest assured that no matter hard you rock out, your tuning won't slip.
The Epiphone Toby Deluxe IV bass guitar is simply jaw-dropping model that practically plays itself. The neck and body are so comfortable you’ll struggle to put this guitar down once you start. Great for practising, gigging, and recording; take care of this beauty and you’ll have a gigging partner for life.
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 Amber Number of Frets 24 Scale Length 34" Fretboard Radius 12" Pickups (Neck/Bridge) Tobias TBR 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