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Grabber II

Postby harleyyy » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:52 pm

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Re: Grabber II

Postby steveonbass » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:36 pm

with an MSRP of over 3000.00 - ha ha. Gibson cracks me up.
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Re: Grabber II

Postby harleyyy » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:37 pm

steveonbass wrote:with an MSRP of over 3000.00 - ha ha. Gibson cracks me up.


I guess I should have read it first [smilie=smilie_kopf.gif]


That is comical.
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Re: Grabber II

Postby ghiadub » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:59 am

Are the VINTAGE ones worth anything near that?
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Re: Grabber II

Postby harleyyy » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:07 am

ghiadub wrote:Are the VINTAGE ones worth anything near that?



Uhhhh......NO
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Re: Grabber II

Postby nolabass » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:46 am

I hated those when they were new. 3K is a joke. [smilie=fun_84.gif]
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Re: Grabber II

Postby aussiemark » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:35 pm

Grabber = lemon
Grabber II = expensive lemon
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Re: Grabber II

Postby Rob Francis » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:33 pm

Well it's timely!
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Re: Grabber II

Postby harleyyy » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:56 pm

Shouldn't it be a strung thru body?

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Re: Grabber II

Postby BCbassman » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:36 pm

The original Grabber didn't have a string thru body. Ripper- yes, Grabber -no.
The bolt -on maple neck with the scarf joint at the neck and simple natural finish were very basic low cost features.
The Grabber Bridge was a Pbass bridge with super long saddle height screws that would tear your right hand open if you took off the brdge cover and were not careful.

The Grabber was the least expensive bass made by Gibson not counting a Kalamazoo bass of any kind.

I can see the price of the SG bass, but the Grabber was supposed to be a budget model. The Grabber II is going for something else at $3100 list. I guess the days of budget basses are long gone at Gibson. [smilie=coz.gif]

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Re: Grabber II

Postby harleyyy » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:41 pm

I just read Kebo's article in Premier Guitar. he mentioned people would swap the truss cover from a Ripper onto a Grabber and sell it as a Ripper. I guess knowing which is the string thru is a good thing.
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Re: Grabber II

Postby BCbassman » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:20 pm

harleyyy wrote:I just read Kebo's article in Premier Guitar. he mentioned people would swap the truss cover from a Ripper onto a Grabber and sell it as a Ripper. I guess knowing which is the string thru is a good thing.


If someone actually fooled somebody with that trick, they had to be a pretty green bass player or totally unfamiliar with the basses becasuse there is very little in common between the Ripper and the Grabber. I can see sombody doing it with an S-3 bass since it is close to a Grabber.

Ripper: 2 Pu, set neck, Conventional Gibby headstock with black front, Varitone, Mid range control, tone and volume, 3 piece maple neck, Maple body ( most that I have seen), 3 point bridge with thru body stringing. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]

Grabber: Bolt on neck, 1 sliding pickup, 1 piece maple neck, Fender style bridge with top load strings, unpainted arrow head- headstock.

The only thing in common is the general body shape.

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Re: Grabber II

Postby Mike » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:11 pm

I'm glad to see they brought this style of bass back, but that price is absolutely ridiculous and downright nuts!

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Re: Grabber II

Postby BCbassman » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:14 am

BCbassman wrote:
harleyyy wrote:Ripper: 2 Pu, set neck, Conventional Gibby headstock with black front, Varitone, Mid range control, tone and volume, 3 piece maple neck, Maple body ( most that I have seen), 3 point bridge with thru body stringing. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]

Grabber: Bolt on neck, 1 sliding pickup, 1 piece maple neck, Fender style bridge with top load strings, unpainted arrow head- headstock.

CORRECTION!-- The original Grabber did have through body stringing.- I was WRONG!!

I guess I have to get in line for the '70s Gibby retraining. And to think that I owned a Grabber bass!
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Re: Grabber II

Postby Templar » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:48 am

Jeez, they must be drinking their own kool aide over there.

At 3100 list, the reissue could be an even bigger flop than the original was.

I wonder why they angled the tuners away from the player?
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