When playing some of my favorite classic rock bass lines with a pick I actually turned the tone control down a little to take some of the bright edge off of the sound. We moved into 1623 Cahuenga Bl. I worked on a great variety of instruments including Martin, Gibson, Fender, Kohno, Ramierez, banjos and mandolins, harp guitars, and even a few sitars. I played her in church for a while, and then transitioned her to my main home studio bass. I stayed in Costa Mesa for several months and then moved to Hollywood.
Includes the hard shell case it came with. I know a lady here that has a bass almost exactly 200 numbers lower than mine and she bought hers around the same time as me. Recommendation: I bought one for myself. Search Engine Optimisation provided by - Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Maybe once Gibson took over after serial 2044 they changed the way they issued serial s.
I mainly stopped playing it because I reinjured my back a few years ago. Electronics: I should start this portion of my review by saying that I have been a long-time 27 years, to be exact fan of active pickups and preamps. One has a serial 2364 and the other 8115. You just have to know that Tobias with serial up to 2044 are Gibson-made The ones up to and including 2044 were made in California. My Classic 5 is 7578 and Gibson told me it was made late 97 Sept. The main reason is because I can take off my engineer's hat and just be a bass player. The bass is in excellent condition, and has been very reliable.
The frets were dressed perfectly and the neck joint was tighter than a club owner after a gig when you are trying to get paid. After several months of operating a repair shop in Costa Mesa, Michael Tobias relocated the business to Hollywood California. You appear to be in violation of our Terms Of Service. Tobias basses also were among the first to feature an asymmetrical neck, a design where the neck is thinner on the lower side than the upper. Basses below the serial number 2044 were built in the California factory headed-up by Michael Tobias; serial numbers after that were produced by Gibson with a transition period in which Tobias worked with Gibson and continued to produce basses.
Despite Gibson s ownership of Tobias, all of the basses made up to 2044 were built by my regular crew. I bought it in 1995 and have been the only owner since. That's a big difference in serial 's for being made 3 months apart. User Alert System provided by - Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. My first shop name was The Guitar Shop. Music has evolved over the years but there are still a few basic and fundamental constants— rules that must be dealt with. The control scheme is simple and easy to understand.
Tobias' signature assymetrical neck, which makes this one of the most comfortable 5-string basses to play for extended periods of time. We finally met So Cal safety codes. Among them, on the entresol between the splendid saloons of the Soap Company on the first floor, with their statue of Britannia presenting a pac. Copyright © 1995-2017 except where noted. His passion for wood is paralleled only by his love of basketball and constant disappointment in the Knicks. Maybe once Gibson took over after serial 2044 they changed the way they issued serial 's.
For another view of the California years, see Bob Lee s story on the Articles section. They said my 8115 Killer B was made in Dec 97. Basses below the serial number 2044 were built in the California factory headed-up by ; serial numbers after that were produced by Gibson with a transition period in which Tobias worked with Gibson and continued to produce basses. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U. I no longer have the bass, and made the buyer aware of its questionable history. Late in 1992, it was decided that in the best corporate interests, Tobias would move to Nashville.
Charlie has worked with a number of top-notch artists such as Al Martino, Jerry Bale, Ron Carter, Eileen Fulton, Joe Beck, Ed Summerlin, Danny Lewis, Randy Ciarlante, Jack Dejohnette, Mike DeMicco, Warren Bernhardt, Pete Levin, Connie Francis, Danny Brubeck, Honi Coles, Billy Reed, Jimmy Eppard, Brenda Buffalino, Machan Taylor, Mimi Hines, Hal Linden, Enzio Stuarte, Lucille Ricardo, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini, Rashid Ali, and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. Business was still very good and we were not able to make anywhere near enough basses to fill the orders. We had 110 Model T basses made for us by a very fine builder in New England, and then we got the Terada factory in Nagoya, Japan to make the Standard bass for us. The first Tobias Guitar serial number 0178 , followed soon after in January 1978. Basses built during 1990-1992 era were built initially by the same crew that had helped establish Tobias Basses, as one of the most sought after basses on the planet. The two basses have some differences that makes me think they were made further apart though. I was under the impression that the serial 's ran in sequence, but that would mean they made 6,000 basses in 3 months.
Instead of trying to jack up production, we tried to get outside vendors to build for us. The serial number on mine wasn't even on record with Tobias as a Classic 5, it was made up. Michael Tobias left the company in 1992 to found Michael Tobias Design which produces a line of hand-made basses similar in spirit to the older Tobias. The bridge is different the 2364 bass bridge is much nicer, the tuning keys are a little different both grovers, but the 2364 bass has the Tobias logo on it where as the other bass has the Grover name on it, the electronics are different, but that could have just been a custom order, and the bodies are shaped a little different 8115 is more rounded than 2364. The bridge is different the 2364 bass bridge is much nicer , the tuning keys are a little different both grovers, but the 2364 bass has the Tobias logo on it where as the other bass has the Grover name on it , the electronics are different, but that could have just been a custom order, and the bodies are shaped a little different 8115 is more rounded than 2364. Performance: Judging the performance of any gear that I am reviewing is, by far, my favorite part. I sent an email to gibson to find out when they were made, and they told me both were made in 1997.
Our knowledge and experience extends to consulting and development projects done for other companies, as well as our own. Tobias basses also were among the first to feature an asymmetrical , a design where the neck is thinner on the lower side than the upper. I sold that business in 1980 and moved to San Francisco to be partners in a short-lived manufacturing business called Sierra Guitars. Continuing on his creative journey, Michael Tobias relocated to Costa Mesa California, in May of 1981. The body is not rounded like the standards, but rather squared off. The first Tobias bass under Gibson ownership bore the 1094. After several attempts to acquire larger and more equiped facilities to satisfy the demand for Tobias Guitars, it was time for a change— on January 1st of 1990, Michael Tobias sold Tobias Guitars to Gibson.