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From the manufacturer
- Classic Tobias ergonomic body shape
- Tobias TBR and TBT single coil pickups
- Pickup blend control
Epiphone Toby Standard IV
Classic Toby 4-String Bass
Epiphone is proud to reintroduce the classic Toby Standard IV. Inspired by the original designs of luthier Michael Tobias, the 'Toby' brought real innovation to bassists seeking an instrument that reflected modern playing styles. Now, Epiphone and Tobias team up to once again put cutting edge sound and design in the hands of all musicians.
Body and Neck
Asymmetrical Neck and 34 inch Scale Length
The Toby Standard IV features a solid radiata body and a flush-mount, low profile, adjustable bridge. The Toby Standard’s Asymmetrical Neck profile is a bolt-on design with recessed bolts and washers for easy adjustments. The Tobias asymmetrical neck is thinner on the lower side than on the upper side. The asymmetric back shape feels less bulky than standard necks allowing for maximum hand comfort. While these Satin finished necks might "feel" thinner, there is still sufficient thickness on the upper side to provide for excellent strength, stability and --best of all--deep, rich tone. Your thumb will find easy reference points as your hand glides up and down the fretboard. The neck has a 34 inch scale length for enhanced clarity, a rosewood fingerboard with a 12 inch fingerboard radius and a 1.68 inch nut.
Pickups and Electronics
Tobias TBR Dual and TBT Dual Humbuckers:
The Toby Standard IV electronics feature classic Tobias-designed pickups with a Tobias TBR Dual Rail Humbucker in the neck and a Tobias TBT Dual Rail Humbucker at the bridge. Controls include Master Volume, Pickup Blend with center Detent, Bass Cut, and Treble Cut.
Like all Epiphone instruments, the Toby Standard IV features rock solid hardware including premium die-cast 17:1 ratio machine heads for tuning stability and a fully adjustable, low profile flush-mounted bridge.