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BRAND: Tobias

MODEL: 1988 Pre-Gibson 5-String Custom

FUNCTION: Active Electric Bass Guitar

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a 1988 Tobias 5-String Custom Built Bass Guitar. 

This item comes from the personal recording and touring arsenal of composer duo Wendy & Lisa (also known as Girl Brothers) and Prince's band, The Revolution.

Techno Empire is selling a number of cherished pieces from their collection directly on their behalf.


  • Serial # N/A
  • Finish/Color: Cream
  • Weight: 9.25 lbs
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Fretboard: painted with colored dot inlays
  • Frets: 24
  • Pickup Configuration: 2 - Ultra Light HSC Pickups
  • Knob and Switch Configuration: Bartolini TQB Buffer Amp & TCT Tone Control
    • volume knob for neck pick-up
    • volume knob for bridge pick-up
    • high EQ knob
    • mid EQ knob
    • low EQ knob
    • 2-way switch: active/passive
  • Other:
    • dual truss rod
    • neck-through
    • active electronics
ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: This item comes as seen in photos and does not include any accessories. Does not include 9V battery.


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PHYSICAL CONDITION: Good - The body has a few scuffs and light scratches on both sides. Two P-Touch labels "GIRLBROTHERS" have been stuck on both sides of the pick-ups. The fret board is also painted and the dot inlays are all different colors. The tip of the D-string tuning peg is broken off on one side but it still holds the sting in place. The gold hardware is oxidized and scratched. A additional strap holder has been mounted on the opposite to accommodate both right and left handed players, this bass invites all to enjoy its majesty. On the back side of the head stock the paint is cracking in 3 places. The neck has 2 small knicks in the finish near the center, but they don't affect its playability. This is a true players bass and goes beyond playable to a all inspiring experience, but because of the cosmetic eyesores its overall condition is good.

WORKING CONDITION: Very Good - Plays great! Nice balance and it has a terrific feel to it. Both pickups and all control knobs are in perfect working order, toggle switch works perfectly as well. Tuners are all in perfect working order as well. Overall working condition is very good.



Listed4 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
  • Pre-Gibson 5-String Custom
  • Cream
  • 1988

Techno Empire

North Hollywood, CA, United States
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