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How do I make a Ripper Tone Choke?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by xXxTWO FACExXx, Apr 19, 2010.


  1. xXxTWO FACExXx

    xXxTWO FACExXx

    Oct 27, 2009
    I got a 78' body and neck off the bay and everyone says the hardest thing to find for the Ripper is the tone choke how would I go about making one? Would a guitar tech know what to do?
     
  2. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Do you have any idea what a tone choke is or what it does? There are plenty of people here in P&E or the Lutherie forums that could probably re-create it.
     
  3. Well, a choke is an inductor coil used to block certain frequencies, so my guess would be a switch that puts an inductor in series with the signal or something of the sort?
     
  4. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    So it's essentially a LPF? Or is it frequency specific?
     
  5. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Just print this and give it to any reasonably competent tech. Someone with a Ripper can get you the inductor values....maybe Gibbenbacker has one he could reference ?


    ripper-circuit.
     
  6. Wait, there's an out of phase setting? That would effectively be a tone choke by itself!
     
  7. Yeah, pretty much. :hyper:
     
  8. aquateen

    aquateen

    Apr 14, 2005
    maryland

    pm sent
     
  9. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    Plug it in & play it, the tone will choke all night long.

    ::::rim shot::::

    Thanks, I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress.
     
  10. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Thread hi-jack...

    Does anyone know where to get an appropriate 4-position switch for one? I'm helping restore one for the son of a guy who was one of the cool older bassists when I started gigging out...

    John
     
  11. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Google search "4 position blade switch" or "4 position rotary switch"

    I think 5-position switches are slightly more common, and you could always make position 5 a killswitch (aka, the ultimate tone choke).
     

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