Tobias has a reputation for building some of the finest bass guitars on the planet. While it’s true there are Tobias basses with hefty price tags, there are also models priced within reach of every serious bass player, like the Killer B 4-String.
The Killer B 4-String is a “straight-ahead” model, yet it has all the power and tone-shaping capabilities of the Tobias high-end models. It has a bolt-on neck and a swamp ash body, which has a natural finish that shows off the grain beutifully. A pair of Bartolini “Curve-Top” pickups are loaded in the bridge and middle positions, which is where bass pickups sound best. These are connected to a premium Bartolini preamp with master volume (with push/pull Slap Tone), pan pot, and bass, midrange, and treble controls. The MultiLam Asym neck is maple with purple heart or bubinga stringers (depending upon availability) and a 24-fret pau ferro fingerboard. All hardware is black chrome and yes, the Killer B comes standard with a deluxe black hardshell case. If you’re ready to step up to a Tobias, this is a great choice at a surprisingly reasonable price that includes free shipping!