Gibson Ripper

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stascc57, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. I've been looking for a new bass for a while and saw a used 70's Gibson Ripper in wonderful condition at Guitar Center for $400. It played great lokked great and sounded great. I play mostly rock, blues, and a little funk and jazz. Does this sound like a good deal? and what do you think of the Gibson Ripper?
  2. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    If you like it, get it. Mine has never given me cause to be ashamed. I just I could say vice-versa.
  3. That's a steal for Rippers nowadays, especially for one in good condition.

    I paid $450 for my 1980 Ripper a few years back and love it to death. I play rock and honky-tonk and the range of sound covers everything we do.

    If you don't get it, I know someone who will. What city is that GC located?
  4. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    I also had one of these in 1983.I got it from a pawn shop when I was station at Ft.Bragg N.C for $275.00 ! and wished like hell I would've kept it ! :bawl:
    However $400 bucks is good deal these days for such a rare bass to find
  5. A Ripper for $400?

    I'd jump on it! :bassist:

  6. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay

    Great basses and very versitile.
  7. Aenema


    Apr 18, 2001
    hey does anyone have a pic of a gibson ripper? id like to see what they look like.
  8. Thanks for all the good info guys. I want to GC today and they had already sold it. :crying:

    Ill just have to keep my eyes open for another good deal and then jump on it that day.

    Thanks again for all the replies