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epiphone ripper

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gibsonbassist45, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. gibsonbassist45


    Jul 13, 2008
    hi,so i wondering if anyone could tell me a little more about these things,like whats their tone like, and is it any similar to the gibson one??

    also do you think that its still posible to find a brand new one in stores?? and how much do you think they cost around? thank you
  2. Muddslide


    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    I had one and liked it. But the tone is P/J. Really nothing like the original Ripper (I also owned one of those.)

    For this reissue they replaced the original Ripper pups with a Precision and a Jazz bass pickup.

    I thought mine sounded quite good, though nothing like an original.

    They went out of production in 2006 I believe. You'll only find one in a store if it's old stock they have had hanging on the wall since then that nobody's bought yet. I paid a little over $300 for mine and consider it worth that easy. I see them on eBay from time to time for between $300-$400.

    I don't think I'd pay over $400-$450 for one.
  3. gibsonbassist45


    Jul 13, 2008
    thank you very much
  4. Hi,

    I've got an Epi Ripper with Seymour Duncan 1/4 pound P & J pup's. After that mod and a professional set-up, Its now my fave Bass by a mile, easily ahead of my Fender Hwy 1 P-Bass. I know Gallins Guitars in Melbourne, Australia still have some, but it might not be cost effective for you living in the USA. Good luck though, I hope you can get one of these basses that just ooze character.



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