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A cult favorite of the company's bass offerings from the '70s, the Gibson Ripper has developed an affinity with heavier players for its aggressive character and versatile tonal options. Coming in a svelte body design with beveled edges reminiscent of Gibson guitars, the Ripper's six-position switch allows you to operate the humbuckers separately, in tandem, or in split for a single-coil sound. Most notably used by Gene Simmons and Krist Novoselic, this model is a pillar of heavy low-end.

Product Specs

  • L-9S Ripper
  • Ebony
  • Natural
  • Tobacco Sunburst
  • 1973 - 1985
Made In
  • United States
Body Material
  • Maple
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
  • Maple
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Frets
  • 20
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Pickup System
  • Passive
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
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