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Gibson Ripper Fretless Vintage Bass Guitar

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Figjam, Mar 30, 2014.


  1. Figjam

    Figjam Supporting Member

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    Gibson Ripper Fretless, needs no introduction.
    I think less than 1000 of these were made.

    Unlined ebony fingerboard
    Natural Finish

    Everything is original and in great working order and the neck is straight. The fingerboard has no significant damage, and it seems that the bass has worn flatwounds its entire life.

    The only negative things are that the pots are a little dirty/scratchy when changing the volume, and that the nut has the edge chipped off on the G string side. The string stays in place and it does not affect function, however.

    Comes with a vintage Gibson hardshell case. Period correct, although not that EXACT case that this bass left the factory with; I acquired it separately.

    Thanks

    $1500 shipped

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  2. Figjam

    Figjam Supporting Member

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    More photos.

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  3. Figjam

    Figjam Supporting Member

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    Not really looking for trades.
  4. tmoney61092

    tmoney61092

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    Year? Maple or alder body?
  5. Dluxe

    Dluxe

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    If this is the same one that sold on Ebay a few weeks ago it is a 1979 model.
  6. Figjam

    Figjam Supporting Member

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    Looks Maple to me, I believe it is 1979.
  7. BassSurfer

    BassSurfer Supporting Member

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    That is a beautiful Rippah!!!!
  8. Figjam

    Figjam Supporting Member

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    Thanks!
  9. Figjam

    Figjam Supporting Member

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    tax season bump
  10. tmoney61092

    tmoney61092

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    any interest in trades?
  11. Figjam

    Figjam Supporting Member

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    I will entertain them but its not what I am looking for.
  12. StayLow

    StayLow

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    Bump for a cool bass and cool avatar. Circa rules.
  13. Figjam

    Figjam Supporting Member

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    thanks and bump!
  14. satchelbaglio

    satchelbaglio Supporting Member

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    Was just playing a 75 Ripper fretted bass, some very cool tones can be had.
    A can of De Oxit Red spray will help with the scratchy pots, can get it at most electrical supply stores.:thumbsup:

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