1975 Gibson Ripper Bass, Natural
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1975 Gibson Ripper Bass, Natural

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1975 Gibson Ripper Bass, Natural finish in excellent condition. Serial number 99153478, weight 8 lbs 9 oz. It came in having been de-fretted and epoxy lines added. I decided to have my tech re-fret the bass in our workshop. It's a clean job with only minimal wear to the fretboard. The frets are slightly thinner than would traditionally be on a Gibson. Everything else is original and complete including the case.

The Ripper was designed by Bill Lawrence who was working for Gibson at the time. The contoured body edges vaguely echo the SG, its offset horns were clearly reminiscent of other popular makes. It has a set neck and through-body stringing allowing for greater sustain and this bass definitely has that, along with a superb tone.

The body and neck have a few small nicks and dings to the finish but overall it's extremely clean. The neck is straight and the truss rod works as it should. This bass has been fully set up by my technician with a fresh set of Fender Flat wound strings. Come and try it out at my showroom in Hoxton London. The pot codes date to 52nd week of 1974. Nut width: 41.75mm. Depth at the 1st fret: 21.75 mm.

Condition Excellent 8.75/10
Case OHSC
Weight 8 lbs 9 oz
Serial Number 99153478

1975 Gibson Ripper Bass, Natural finish in excellent condition. Serial number 99153478, weight 8 lbs 9 oz. It came in having been de-fretted and epoxy lines added. I decided to have my tech re-fret the bass in our workshop. It's a clean job with only minimal wear to the fretboard. The frets are slightly thinner than would traditionally be on a Gibson. Everything else is original and complete including the case.

The Ripper was designed by Bill Lawrence who was working for Gibson at the time. The contoured body edges vaguely echo the SG, its offset horns were clearly reminiscent of other popular makes. It has a set neck and through-body stringing allowing for greater sustain and this bass definitely has that, along with a superb tone.

The body and neck have a few small nicks and dings to the finish but overall it's extremely clean. The neck is straight and the truss rod works as it should. This bass has been fully set up by my technician with a fresh set of Fender Flat wound strings. Come and try it out at my showroom in Hoxton London. The pot codes date to 52nd week of 1974. Nut width: 41.75mm. Depth at the 1st fret: 21.75 mm.

Condition Excellent 8.75/10
Case OHSC
Weight 8 lbs 9 oz
Serial Number 99153478