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Ripper ferrels

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Ripper75, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Ripper75


    Aug 8, 2005
    Boise, ID.
    I want to string my Gibson ripper thru the body, but the ferrels by the bridge are gone. I had the ones replaced on the back, but there is just wood holes on the front and I know the strings will just eat away and get out of tune. Any ideas?
  2. kd_rome


    Aug 23, 2004
    I think the best thing is to go to a repair shop, I moved a couple years ago and I didn't know where to go and so I emailed the Gibson customer support and the same morning I received a list of authorized shop in my area.
  3. aquateen


    Apr 14, 2005
    do a google search for 'string ferrules' and you'll have your choice of places to get replacements.
  4. Ripper75


    Aug 8, 2005
    Boise, ID.
    they dont make them anymore and i cant find them anywhere. i asked this tech to do his thing and he put in plastic ones that wear down and get out of tune. the originals were rounded metal. help! anyone?