Ripper GAS

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mike88T, Feb 28, 2002.

  1. I just had to tell somebody.

    Just went to local shop and they had a used Gibson Ripper, Tobaco burst Frettless with a Ebony frettboard. Nickel flatwounds, even unplugged I could feel it resonate in my sternum.

    I was strong though kept my wallet in my pocket and managed to even put it back on the hook before I ran out.

    Had the money too as I am heading on Vacation to Atlantic City today. Close call though. Maybe i'll win at the blackjack table and buy it when I come back, yeah right.
  2. so lemme get this straight - you'd rather throw your money down a casino toilet than buy another bass?
  3. No I'm going to help a friend Move back down to Miami. If I'm lucky I may even make some money helping him sell His antiques before he comes down.

    They are asking too much for it anyhow, but if i'm lucky it will be sold before I return. At least I think 900$ is too much, maybe i'm wrong.
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    my Ripper...I think I'll keep her :p


    They are pretty sweet. If the one you saw hasn't
    been hacked-up with new pups, etc. like so many,
    I'd say 'get it' :). Ya' can't beat those ebony boards
    made of 'old-growth' timber...tighter grain, etc. Very,
    very hard and smooth.
  5. Yeah the board was yummy
    You can't even see a grain without getting like 2" away.
    Not hacked up at all, aside from the bridge cover missing, doesn't even have buckel marks on it.

    And the Burst on the neck fades right off the edge Of the board so you can't even tell the neck is seperate.

    OK I have to stop talking about this or I'll run back and get it.
    Good thing I leave in a few hours.:D
  6. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO USA
    Wow. $900 for a ripper. I paid $175 for one about 12 years ago. Ended up trading it. I didn't think nearly as much of it at the time as I did Fenders. They are a unique animal though. I don't think I have seen one in a few years.

  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL

    I had a chance today to spend about ten minutes with a Ripper today (unplugged - they didn't have a bass amp). Natural finish with a maple board.

    Again, wow!

    That thing really resonates! I was way impressed. They're asking $400 OBO in average condition.

    Anybody in Chicago looking for a Ripper? Drop me a line, and I'll send you directions to this tiny little store.
  8. Primary

    Primary TB Assistant

    Here are some related products that TB members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to TB’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to TB discussions about these products.

    Sep 21, 2021

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.