NBD # 50 Goya Ripper Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rat Blitz, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Rat Blitz

    Rat Blitz

    Jan 6, 2009
    Picked up Bass #50 today.
    It's a Goya Ripper copy. Pretty authentic by the looks of it including selector switch and set neck. Nice mother of pearl inlay on the headstock.
    I've got a Goya precision copy and it's one of the nicest Precisions I have ever played. When I saw this one I jumped.
    I can't date it precisely but serial number starts with 02 so I assume 1982.
    It really dials in a wide variety of tones as well.
    The only problem is that it has been de-fretted:crying:
    But looks like nice job of it... I may think about getting it re-fretted but it may not be worth it.
    I know some of you may like fretless but in my opinion a lot of folks "ruined" their instruments in the 80s for a passing fade. (Don't flame me but that's the way I see it).

  2. Luke S Mouse

    Luke S Mouse Guest

    Jun 5, 2009
    Dang that's beautiful sir. How does it sound? Anything similar to Gibson brother of his?
  3. Jazzcat


    Jan 20, 2009
    Titusville, FL
    As a fretless player, I'm kind glad a lot of folks "ruined" their instruments in the 80s. :D

    Looks like a nice copy - lots of attention to detail. The only thing that looks off is the rosewood fingerboard.

    I must comment on that stringing job at the head - seriously, what were they thinking!!?? :rollno:
  4. By any chance did you get it from this guy?

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  5. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    I still have my factory fretless mid-seventies Ripper. Sold the fretted long ago.