Homemade Gibson projects

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Andii Syckz, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Andii Syckz

    Andii Syckz

    Jan 2, 2011
    Hi everyone,

    I have 4 projects in the making of my mind. Two are custom builds of a gibson ripper (one natural wood and the other is black) One replicates the gibson G3 (natural) and last will be a junior ripper (smaller body size, bolt neck, V,V,T, 3way selector.)
    My concerns are the following:
    What pickups would be a good fit for my Gibson G3 project? and What pots should i get the signature ripper sound? Keep in mind the ripper had one master volume, midrange control and treble control + the chicken switch.

    Also, I'm using seymour duncan ripper pickups and precision/jazz pickups for junior ripper.
  2. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    I was just going to suggest the seymour duncan ripper pickups but I see you already are going to use them. They're expensive, I was thinking of getting some for a restoration project but decided to rewind the originals said. Back to your original question... if I were you I'd just stick bartolinis in there.
  3. Andii Syckz

    Andii Syckz

    Jan 2, 2011
    I don't like bartolinis so much. Besides, i'd like to get an actual pickguard, minus the junior model, for each bass.