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2006 Tobias Growler 5 String Bass (Consignment) No Longer Available



Comments Originally working in Orlando, Florida during the late 1970’s, Michael Tobias became well know for top-quality neck-through basses. In 1990, Gibson purchased the Tobias company and moved production to Nashville, while Tobias himself moved to California as Michael Tobias Design. Though a few transition basses were made in California, all after serial 2044 were made in Nashville.

This 2006 Tobias Growler 5 String Bass is in excellent condition. The swamp ash body provides good tone with only a moderate weight, and the body design balances well. The neck’s profile is slightly assymetrical – this was pioneered by Tobias – with the treble side a bit slimmer and the bass, where the thumb rides, a bit thicker. This is very comfortable. While the original Tobias bass design is neck-through, the Growler is a bolt-on neck, which makes service and adjustment much easier. This is one of the less expensive quality 5-string basses!

Serial Number 11319, built around 2006 at the Gibson plant in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Pricing $1,150.00 CND with original hardshell case.
Neck Maple neck with Purple Heart center strip, unbound rosewood fingerboard with no markers. 34 inch scale length, 1.75 inch nut width. 24-fret neck.
Frets Original frets with very minimal wear.
Body Swamp Ash body with extended upper horn for balance while on a strap.
Finish Natural satin finish in excellent condition.
Hardware/electronics Original black-finish hardware; Grover tuners, 5-saddle adjustable bridge, active Bartolini Quad Coil pickup. Controls include Master volume with push-pull Slap Tone, Pan-Pot, Bass, Mid-range, and Treble. Corian nut
Playability/Action Plays very well and cleanly. The bass is comfortable and well balanced.
Case Original hardshell case included.

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