Toby Standard IV
Epiphone is proud to reintroduce the classic bass that players have been asking for, the Toby Standard IV. With its roots in the original designs of Michael Tobias introduced over 10 years ago, the “Toby” brought real innovation to bassists hungry for something that reflected modern playing styles. And now, Epiphone and Tobias team up to bring back this classic design, once again putting cutting edge sounds and designs in the hands of all musicians.
The Toby Standard IV, like all Epiphone instruments, comes with the peace of mind you get from our Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by Gibson Musical Instruments’ famous 24/7/365 day Customer Service. Check out the bold and innovative Toby Standard IV today!
The Toby Standard IV features the classic Tobias-designed ergonomic body shape that bassists find so easy to play, providing a focused, ‘finished’ sound that has all the punch of an upright with all the clear detail of an electric. Whether you’re in your garage or on a stage, the Toby Standard IV is perfectly balanced with a rich sound and great playability.
- Classic Tobias ergonomic body shape
- Tobias TBR™ and TBT™ single coil pickups
- Pickup blend control
||Bolt-on, extended with recessed bolts/washers
||premium die-cast 17:1
||Tobias TBT™ Single-Coil
||Tobias TBR™ Single-Coil
||1 - Master Volume
1 – Pickup blend with center detent
1 – Bass Cut
1 – Treble Cut
||Knurled, all metal
||Flush-mount, low-profile, fully adjustable
||Metal, fully adjustable
|Truss Rod Cover
||ABS - Black at body end
Cutting Edge Design
The Toby Standard IV features a solid radiata body and a flush-mount, low profile, adjustable bridge. The Toby Standard’s most legendary feature is the Tobias™ Asymmetrical Neck profile which is a bolt-on design with recessed bolts and washers for easy adjustments. Tobias basses were among the first instruments to feature an asymmetrical neck, a design where the neck is thinner on the lower side than on the upper side. The asymmetric back shape feels less bulky than standard bass 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” scale length for enhanced clarity, a 12” fingerboard radius and a 1.68” nut. Color finish options include Alpine White and ebony.
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 a Master Volume, Pickup Blend with center Detent, Bass Cut, and Treble Cut.