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I have got an oppurtunity to get an original Gibson Grabber G-3, 4 string bass.

For a steal at 430.

Whether or not I will go for it is a different story. I really want one, but not sure if i can afford it.

xxx

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I have got an oppurtunity to get an original Gibson Grabber G-3, 4 string bass.

For a steal at 430.

Whether or not I will go for it is a different story. I really want one, but not sure if i can afford it.

xxx

Go for it!!!! You may never have the chance again.

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Go for it, and if money proves to be a problem, sell it to me.

ahahahaha!

well, all donations are welcome!

so yeah, guy is just figuring out how much it is gonna cost to ship to my postal code!

Sweet as fuck!!!

xxx

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So quick story for ya.

Well..after reading this thread, it reminded me that Alex (MMW bassist) loves Rippers (the better looking sister of the Grabber) For some reason he has always wanted a 1978 one. I thought "I'll be nice and have a look for him." I figured my search would prove fruitless because they are extremely rare. You can get an epiphone one but hey...let's be serious here huh? The gibson ones stopped being made in '83. ANYWAY, i had a quic scan on Ebay and lo and behold, there was ONE!?!?!?! And it was a 1978 in the natural finish! I got in touch with Alex immediately who called the guy in Yorkshire. Apparently the guy is an older guy and is selling stuff off as he is going deaf. Alex got it for...wait for it....340!!! Its in super sweet nick. So that's now a Music man stingray, three Warwicks and a Gibson Ripper that he has in his arsenal.

Beast oh beast!!!

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So quick story for ya.

Well..after reading this thread, it reminded me that Alex (MMW bassist) loves Rippers (the better looking sister of the Grabber) For some reason he has always wanted a 1978 one. I thought "I'll be nice and have a look for him." I figured my search would prove fruitless because they are extremely rare. You can get an epiphone one but hey...let's be serious here huh? The gibson ones stopped being made in '83. ANYWAY, i had a quic scan on Ebay and lo and behold, there was ONE!?!?!?! And it was a 1978 in the natural finish! I got in touch with Alex immediately who called the guy in Yorkshire. Apparently the guy is an older guy and is selling stuff off as he is going deaf. Alex got it for...wait for it....340!!! Its in super sweet nick. So that's now a Music man stingray, three Warwicks and a Gibson Ripper that he has in his arsenal.

Beast oh beast!!!

Isn't it just 2 Warwicks?

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So quick story for ya.

Well..after reading this thread, it reminded me that Alex (MMW bassist) loves Rippers (the better looking sister of the Grabber) For some reason he has always wanted a 1978 one. I thought "I'll be nice and have a look for him." I figured my search would prove fruitless because they are extremely rare. You can get an epiphone one but hey...let's be serious here huh? The gibson ones stopped being made in '83. ANYWAY, i had a quic scan on Ebay and lo and behold, there was ONE!?!?!?! And it was a 1978 in the natural finish! I got in touch with Alex immediately who called the guy in Yorkshire. Apparently the guy is an older guy and is selling stuff off as he is going deaf. Alex got it for...wait for it....340!!! Its in super sweet nick. So that's now a Music man stingray, three Warwicks and a Gibson Ripper that he has in his arsenal.

Beast oh beast!!!

Heh! Good story...funny though, I never really cared for the Ripper before (I thought it was the ugly odd one out ;)) but as you mentioned epiphone above I just had to have a search in the slim hope that epiphone were somehow selling that as part of their current range...well I found it and what can I say...it looks absolutely fantastic! Dunno how it plays/sounds....but I'm really tempted by this....thanks for the heads up!!!

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Heh! Good story...funny though, I never really cared for the Ripper before (I thought it was the ugly odd one out ;)) but as you mentioned epiphone above I just had to have a search in the slim hope that epiphone were somehow selling that as part of their current range...well I found it and what can I say...it looks absolutely fantastic! Dunno how it plays/sounds....but I'm really tempted by this....thanks for the heads up!!!

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epiphone version doesnt even touch the gibson version apparently.

Different pick ups and, believe it or not, the pick ups are what MAKE the bass. Budget pick ups too. But its cool, I have the possibility of a G3 Grabber. So its all good, slideable pick up and everything! Sweet as fuck!

xxx

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epiphone version doesnt even touch the gibson version apparently.

Different pick ups and, believe it or not, the pick ups are what MAKE the bass. Budget pick ups too. But its cool, I have the possibility of a G3 Grabber. So its all good, slideable pick up and everything! Sweet as fuck!

xxx

Minging headstock though!

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What the fuck???

Are you serious???

I think they are beautiful...

what kind of bass have you got?

can't go wrong with that bass your thinking about,

have you tried one out yet?

should look up some of the cheesy adverts about them there quality.

Tom

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what kind of bass have you got?

can't go wrong with that bass your thinking about,

have you tried one out yet?

should look up some of the cheesy adverts about them there quality.

Tom

I play a Musicman Stingray 5 HH. Bit of a monster.

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I play a Musicman Stingray 5 HH. Bit of a monster.

well what you have is good, is all about how much you like either one and what fits your style the most when it gets to that stage - wish i had that much choice

for me im always trying to get the extreme cheap deal, i got my artcore for 250 and i got a sansamp to boost the hi's a wee bit, and put some flatwound strings on, but yeah i'd really like to have a 5 but i think next bass will be an epi jack cassady or vintage precision, i'll be sticking with my cheap bass for a while though before i start thinking about that haha

Tom

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well what you have is good, is all about how much you like either one and what fits your style the most when it gets to that stage - wish i had that much choice

for me im always trying to get the extreme cheap deal, i got my artcore for 250 and i got a sansamp to boost the hi's a wee bit, and put some flatwound strings on, but yeah i'd really like to have a 5 but i think next bass will be an epi jack cassady or vintage precision, i'll be sticking with my cheap bass for a while though before i start thinking about that haha

Tom

well all my previous basses haven't been that great,

my first bass was a squier affinity p bass

my second was an epiphone thunderbird

my third was an Ibanez Millenium Series 5 string bass, but that got stolen, so I decided, fuck it, I'm gonna get something thats fucking amazing. Its what I have always wanted, and I'm happy with it. Gonna get an American Fender Jazz V as well though, as they record very well.

I'm thinking about getting rid of my sans amp, because I get more disappointed with it every time I use it, always just seems to scoop the mids. Was gonna change it for a sansamp RBI rackmount as it has a dedicated Mid Control. And I love the good old mids!

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i got a sansamp to boost the hi's a wee bit, and put some flatwound strings on,

Tom

That seems a bit odd...boost the highs then fit flatwounds...?

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