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Toby Deluxe IV
Epiphone is proud to reintroduce the 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 10 years ago, the Toby brought real innovation to modern bass players. 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.
Like all Epiphone instruments, the Toby Deluxe IV comes with our Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by Gibson Musical Instruments’ famous 24/7/365 day Customer Service. Check out the bold and innovative Toby Deluxe IV today!
The Toby Deluxe IV features the classic ergonomic body shape that bassists find so easy to play, providing a focused, ‘finished’ sound that has all the punch of an upright bass with all the clear detail of an electric. And now, the Toby Deluxe IV comes with an Active Tonexpressor™ Bass Enhancement Control for making creative blends and fine adjustments to cut through dense mixes.
Cutting Edge Design
The Toby Deluxe IV features a solid radiata body and a flush-mount, low profile, adjustable bridge. The Toby Deluxe’s most legendary feature is its hard maple 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. 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 rosewood fingerboard with a 12” fingerboard radius and a 1.68” nut. Satin finish options include Trans Amber, Trans Black, Trans Red, and Walnut and ebony.
The Toby Deluxe 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 are all-metal Knurled knobs and include Master Volume, Pickup Blend with center Detent, and Master Tone. Also included is an Active Tonexpressor™ Bass Enhancement Control which enables bassists the option of making creative blends. The Active Tonexpressor™ is also a powerful ally on stage when you need fine adjustments to cut through dense mixes. The Active Tonexpressor™ uses an easy-to-change 9-volt battery.
Guaranteed Epiphone Hardware
The Toby Deluxe IV features Epiphone's rock solid hardware including deluxe diecast tuners with a 17:1 ratio ensuring lifelong tuning stability. The bridge is flush-mounted for a low profile and is fully adjustable.
Tobias TBT™ Dual Rail Humbucker pickups
Active Tonexpressor™ Bass Enhancement Control
Knurled all metal knobs
Neck: Hard maple
Neck Joint: Bolt-on, extended with recessed bolts/washers
Machine Heads: Premium die-cast 17:1
Scale Length: 34”
Nut width: 1.68”
Bridge Pickup: Tobias TBT™ Dual Rail Humbucker
Neck Pickup: Tobias TBR™ Dual Rail 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
Color: Trans Amber (TAS), Trans Black (TKS), Trans Red (TRS) Walnut (all satin) (WLS)
Our chosen couriers are currently operating as normal and all orders should be delivered on time. DPD are also now operating a "contact-free" service as a standard process and customers will not be asked to sign handheld units.
Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.
Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.
For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order.
Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £149. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.
We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:
Most orders will need to be signed for and we advise you make sure to check your parcel/s for any damage before signing. If no-one is available at your address, a card will be left so you can arrange a re-delivery directly with the courier. Redirection of an order after it's been dispatched may incur an extra charge from the courier.
Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.
There are currently delays for all returns processing due to extra safety procedures. Thanks for your patience during this difficult time.
It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item can get damaged on the way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.
You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.
Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.
The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.