The Grabber is back! : Gibson Grabber II

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by elplatanazo87, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Out of all the basses in the world they pick the Grabber.
    Waste of space, waste of money, waste of wood.

    Then again that's just me, I'm sure someone is bound to buy it.
  2. Linkert

    Linkert Guest

    Oct 24, 2006
    Do they even want to sell it? 3195!! Damn it..
  3. EddieG


    Jan 19, 2005
  4. detracti


    May 5, 2006
    Yep, that's a Grabber alright!
  5. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    No, he owned a Gibson G-3

  6. whoatherechunk


    Apr 4, 2008
    Is there a gibson employee on TB?
  7. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I've got to agree with that. I've always found them to be heavy, clunky basses that don't sound very good at all. :rollno:
  8. swamp2


    Feb 27, 2008
    Well, the MSRP doesn't really mean a whole lot, anyway. So these are going to hit the street at what, $1800? Still obviously way too much, they won't sell even the 350 they make at that They'll get blown out like the 2007 GOTW basses and less popular guitars were. I picked up a week 1 SG Supreme bass and week 7 blue Money bass GOTW for about 35% MSRP. And, I'm very satisfied with the value of those purchases, they're very good quality, unique & very usable instruments. Maybe at 35% MSRP, even the Grabber II might be a decent score. At least it's in the ballpark, and should hold it's value at that...
  9. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Heavy? I own one and it's by no means heavy, at least compared to my other basses.

    This year's special editions really aren't shaping up to be a hit. Did any one notice january's special? The Holy Explorer. Complete crap.
  10. Handyman


    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Pretty gross, no? I think they need to get someone better in charge of dreaming up their special editions.

  11. Jared92


    Nov 1, 2007
    Fairfax VA
    Or you could get 2/3's of a Fodera. OR you get get. 2.6 Fender Road worns. OR you get could a Gibson Grabber bass...

  12. I have owned two Grabbers and a Ripper. The Grabber is not a heavy bass by any means (at least none of the ones I have owned) but the Ripper is a weight monster. I also found the Ripper to be inarticulate at best. The Grabber is one of the best basses Gibson has done IMO.
  13. You all have explored every comment I could have made, except
    as the owner of a 1973, I am pretty excited, BUT $3k??? I'll buy 3 70's Grabbers or Rippers on eBay for that money.
    I have Fenders and a MusicMan (Ernie Ball), but I'd be willing to go back to the Grabber, if it were in the $1,000 dollar range. And Maple body. And natural finish. I really do love my Grabber, even with the neck repair because of those bad joins at the headstock.
  14. lxmetal


    Dec 17, 2007
    They could have used less wood and made more $$$ reissuing an EB-1 with a TB Plus pickup and black hardware.

    At least they didn't make a "Reverse" Grabber
  15. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Early Grabbers were Alder bodied where later ones & Rippers were heavier maple bodies.
  16. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    It's the other way around. They started with maple and switched to alder in 75 or so. My 78 G3 is alder.
  17. Tusknia


    Jul 8, 2008
    Sussex, UK
    This is just part of the Limited Run series, like the Zebra wood Thunderbird they did a couple of years ago. Its for collectors rather than real players.
  18. At that price, it'll be VERY limited.
  19. I thought mine was a 74 although I could be wrong. Thinking back although they were all natural I suppose the Grabbers were alder. That coupled with the bolt on neck gave it a real Precision sound. Although the Ripper was the more expensive instrument it just was not as good to me. Too heavy and muddy. More of a typical Gibson bass.
  20. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Definitely agree on the Ripper. It could be a 74, what I've read around the interwebs says they made the switch in 75 when they introduced the G3, with only the natural finish getting maple bodies.

    This has some cool info if you want it:
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