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Posted by Rich Laird on October 18, 2000 at 14:43:04:

I was hoping that some of you hip bass guys out there might be able to give me some advice...

I have a bass that I might want to sell. But I figure that if I can't get pretty decent money for it (at least $600 or so), then I will just keep it. I don't play anymore - but who knows?

The bass is a Gibson "Ripper" (Remember you promised not to laugh). I always thought it was a really great sounding bass - punchy, clean, and not twangy. But it seems like they never really got that popular - I don't know why.

It's a four-string bass with frets and has all the original electronics - has not been modified.

The interesting thing about this particular bass is that it has hardly been played. I got it in about 1985 when another Ripper I had was stolen and the insurance company came up with a replacement. Since then I haven't been playing much at all.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had an idea of what this particular instrument might be worth, who might want to buy it, etc. Any info/input you have to offer would be appreciated.

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