Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Is this a REAL Ripper??????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CaracasBass, Oct 29, 2003.


  1. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Hello fellas,

    I´ve found a very rare "Gibson Ripper" that looks like a "Gibson Rip-off" to me, here is the link. The page is in spanish but if you look at the pics is enough to get the idea.
    Thanx.

    http://www.mercadolibre.com.ve/jm/item?site=MLV&id=1861570

    The guy told me that this bass if from 1974. When Gibson started to made Rippers????

    OOhh yeah, the guy is asking $600 (six hundred Dollars) for that thing, what do you think??


    [​IMG]
     
  2. Lessee here...

    Body and headstock look right but there's a lot that isn't right about the bass.

    Pickups are wrong, Bridge has been replaced (by a BadAss it looks like), the pot location is wrong, and there are some strange pickguard holes

    I know these are hard to find but with all of the discrepencies I see, I would keep looking.
     
  3. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Looks like a "Ripper" that was heavily modified to me. Worthless.