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Epiphone Toby Deluxe-IV Bass Guitar

Classic Tobias with bass shaping, active Tonexpressor


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Discounted Price $219.77 to $299.00

Discounted Price $219.77 to $299.00
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Epiphone is proud to reintroduce a classic bass that players have been waiting for; the Toby Deluxe-IV.  With it’s roots in the original designs of Michael Tobias and introduced over 20 years ago, the “Toby” brought real innovation and affordability 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 Deluxe-IV features the same classic design as features as the “Standard” but adds to it, a powerful bass shaping system called the active Tonexpessor.  The “Deluxe” also comes in gorgeous translucent satin finishes showing off the natural wood grain for which Tobias basses have been famous.

The Epiphone Toby Deluxe-IV features the classic Tobias ergonomic body shape that players 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 Deluxe-IV is so balanced from ‘note one’ that both live and studio engineers have little to do but sit back and listen.   

The Epiphone Toby Deluxe-IV features a solid Basswood 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 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 and creating a thinner, faster-feeling neck. While these 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 as your hand glides up and down the fretboard. The neck has a 34” scale length for enhanced clarity, a granadillo fingerboard with a 12” fingerboard radius and 1.68” nut. Premium die-cast tuners are used for tuning stability and the neck is finished in Satin.  

The Epiphone Toby Deluxe-IV electronics feature classic Tobias-designed pickups with a Tobias TBR single coil in the neck and a Tobias TBT single coil at the bridge. Controls are all metal knurled knobs and include Neck Volume, Pickup Blend with center Detent, and Master EQ. An Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control enables the player the option of creative blends and is a powerful ally on stage to when you need fine adjustments to cut through dense mixes. The Active Tonexpressor uses an easy-to-change 9-volt battery. The bridge is flush-mounted for a low profile and is fully adjustable. Case not included.


  • Body: Radiata
  • Neck: Hard maple
  • Neck Shape: Asymmetrical
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on, extended with recessed bolts/washers
  • Machine Heads: Premium die-cast 17:1
  • Scale Length: 34”
  • Fingerboard: Granadillo
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Nut width: 1.68”
  • Bridge Pickup: Tobias TBT Split-Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Tobias TBR Split-Humbucker
  • Controls: 1-Master volume, 1-Pickup blend with center detent, Master Tone, Active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control with 9-volt battery and inside cavity cover
  • Knobs: Knurled, all metal
  • Bridge: Flush-mount, low-profile, fully adjustable
  • Truss Rod: Metal, fully adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: ABS - Black at body end
  • Case: Not included

Order your Epiphone Toby Deluxe-IV from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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i started learning how to play the bass on this and can see myself using this for many years to come. i also am in the school band with it and it works great and it has good tone for the money.




Surprised at VALUE


The fret work is astonishing in this price range. Simple & effective active controlls. I usually turn my nose up at Epi's but this one is worthy of the Tobias name. Compound radius neck with deep pocket for stability and sustain. Bridge is solid unlike most cheap basses. Truely surprised me with this one!

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Toby Deluxe-IV Bass Guitar

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Series Tobias
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Toby Deluxe-IV Bass Guitar

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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