I needed a new cable so I stopped into my local retail establishment to grab one and have a look around at anything that might be new. They had a Ripper hanging on the wall so I grabbed it and had a little playing session with it. Funny enough, but I liked the neck, which was something of a surprise for me, because most Gibby's I have played had thick necks, not this one. Sounded ok and was not heavy by any means and seemed to balance fairly well on my knee... but... The fret ends were so sharp that I had to put it away shortly after doing some slides up and down the neck. Virtually every fret felt sharp, almost like little tacs sticking out of both sides of the neck. Too bad because otherwise it seemed like a nice bass. Fishheadjoe Edit to add... it was a Grabber, not a Ripper! Sorry folks!