#1
1970's Gibson Ripper. I Know What Most People Say About Gibson Basses, But Has Anybody Played Or Owned One. Just Looking For Some Comments
#2
The Ripper and Grabber are ment to be amazing basses, if you can get hold of one, do it
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The Ripper and Grabber are ment to be amazing basses, if you can get hold of one, do it



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#4
the ripper, grabber and g3 are the best basses gibson ever produced. although they aren't fantastic by any stretch of the imagination and they are made entirely of maple so expect a lot of weight on your shoulder
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#5
For Gibson, they're decent, but a bit overpriced in their relative market. They're good, but I don't think I'd ever GAS for one.

And to the TS, isn't constantly using your shift key awkward? You must have a well muscled pinkie on each hand. Though it does have the novel effect of making all your posts seem like extended song titles.
#6
Those proved that Gibson could make a real bass it they wanted to. Then production ceased.

EDIT: Yeah, I can't spell.
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Those proved that Gibson could make a real bass it they wanted to. Then production seized.


Seized what? The throne? (ceased)
#8
As people have said good by Gibson standard, probably their best but nothing to write home about.
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#9
If you are looking to buy one, watch out for Japanese clones. I saw a guy on ebay try to pass one off as a ripper.
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#10
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For Gibson, they're decent, but a bit overpriced in their relative market. They're good, but I don't think I'd ever GAS for one.

And to the TS, isn't constantly using your shift key awkward? You must have a well muscled pinkie on each hand. Though it does have the novel effect of making all your posts seem like extended song titles.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LEAVE CAPS ON AND TYPE TOO LONG OF A MESSAGE. I GUESS IT'S SOME KIND OF LITTLE WEB OF AMAZING COMPUTER SKILLAGE OR SOMETHING. THAT'S WHY YOU MIGHT SEE ALL CAPITAL WORDS EXCEPT FOR i BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE USING CAPS AND THEN TRY AND USE PROPER GRAMMAR BUT THEN FAIL. BUT FOR SOME REASON SOME PEOPLE GET THROUGH THE WEB OF SKILLAGE. I MIGHT, AND THEN THIS POST WILL BE SO ANTICLIMACTIC AND SOMEWHAT IRRELEVANT, BUT IT WAS ALWAYS THAT WASN'T IT?

Very anticlimactic.
#11
I own a G3, and recently almost bought a Ripper, but it was in awful condition. Like people have said, they aren't amazing basses by todays standards, but they have a very unique sound, and feel.

They can be rather awkward to play if sitting down, due to the very wide body (it is so wide to compensate for the thin body) but having the body that width actually lets it balance very well. I highly recommend you try it out before you buy it, because they are definitely not for everybody.
#13
yes^ Krist Novoselic used a Ripper on nirvana's Nevermind and maybe In utero records. he used an ibanez black eagle on Bleach. i love both guitars . id love a Ripper