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Gibson Ripper lucky find.....

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I’d put the feelers out in the Uk but had no real joy then found this beauty out in the US. The guy I bought it off had bought it off the son of the chap who had owned it from new in 1980 and had just flipped it. It was manufactured in late 1976 and must have sat around for several years. Anyway I’m the new lucky owner and this bass is a gem. 100% original and it still has the bridge cover plastic buffers on which is really rare to find.... I’m buzzing

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Congratulations. Stunning condition :shok:

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Nice one. Don't fear the ripper !

Sorry was too tempting.

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I'll get my coat.

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13 hours ago, Reggaebass said:

Super find, I’m loving that , how does it sound.

Not been able to plug it in yet but I'll know by the weekend :)

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On 15/01/2020 at 14:04, hooky_lowdown said:

That's a beast. Bet it'll sound huge! Out of interest, any idea of weight (I know it's not going to be light)? 😁

I don’t know but to be fair I don’t thinks it’s heavy. I have a Ricky 4003s so I guess I’m used to it 😊

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Congratulations, you're lucky to find something like that in such good condition, almost 40 years to the day it was first sold - pretty much NOS. Was it easy getting it shipped over?

I'm assuming the buffers are the plastic spacers on which the bridge is sitting? Are these just to raise the height of the bridge but are usually removed, hence you saying they are rare?

 

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13 minutes ago, KevL said:

Congratulations, you're lucky to find something like that in such good condition, almost 40 years to the day it was first sold - pretty much NOS. Was it easy getting it shipped over?

I'm assuming the buffers are the plastic spacers on which the bridge is sitting? Are these just to raise the height of the bridge but are usually removed, hence you saying they are rare?

 

40 years since being sold and 44 since being made. The spacers are all original and because the bridge covers are usually taken off then they will have gone missing over the years. She is totally stock 👌😊👍

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Reminds me of my delight at finding an equally nice LP Triumph bass in the mid-'90s (complete with bridge cover and case).  Gigged it for a few years then moved it on.  That was heavier than an extremely heavy thing.

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