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ripper or g-3?????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TokaFly, Jan 4, 2002.


  1. TokaFly

    TokaFly

    Jul 16, 2001
    I'm confused and torn.
     
  2. The Ripper has 2 humbuckers, 3 knobs (volume, midrange rolloff, and treble rolloff), 4 way rotary tone switch, set neck, and can be strung through the body.

    The G-3 has 3 single coil pups, 2 knobs, 1 switch, and has a bolt on neck.

    I prefer the Ripper.
     
  3. I can only pass on what I have heard,since I have`nt gotten the chance to play either of these basses. :(

    Most people rave about the Gibson Ripper.It seems to be the most sought after of the three(ripper,g-3,grabber).I`m talking the original Ripper,not the wimpy reissue by Epi.

    If you can find one for a decent price I would go for it dude! :D
     
  4. TokaFly

    TokaFly

    Jul 16, 2001
    yeah i wouldnt dare to get an epi

    neither of the two are expensive... there are plenty of pawn shops here!
     
  5. I have a Gibson G3 and it is one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated basses that Gibson ever made. The G3 has 3 single coil pickups that act like 2 humbucking pickups because the middle coil is RWRP and is always in the circuit, if the middle pickup is lowered as low as possible [mine is attached to the body] it acts as a dummy coil. And it is also a string thru body bass Rippers are cool basses too and I really couldn't say which is better, but I want a Ripper too.
     
  6. Then get both! I would. :D
     
  7. TokaFly

    TokaFly

    Jul 16, 2001
    i actually just finished beefing up an old hagstrom i found for next to nothing...

    it ended up draining the natl. treasury of me
     
  8. TokaFly

    TokaFly

    Jul 16, 2001
  9. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Here's a start -- click
     
  10. TokaFly

    TokaFly

    Jul 16, 2001
    yeah i've been to gbase...

    i'm actually looking for a blk finish/ebony

    thanks for the thought, though
     
  11. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    no worries :)


    whew! :p

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