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bobyoung

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Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« on: August 01, 2017, 11:33:08 AM »
I bought this case, measured my bass (seller said was 15 1/@" at lower bout) my bass is 15 3/4" at that bout but my bass does not fit at all, he also said there seems to be some variation in EB-2 measurements over the years, both the 1966 and the 1970 measurements are the same in their catalogues. I'm trying to get the seller to let me reurtn it as I don't even think this is the right case, it's too long and even with no padding in the case my EB-2 would still not fit. Could this case maybe be for a Grabber as they were a little thinner at the lower bout (14 1/2") than an EB-2?


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gibson-EB-2-Bass-Guitar-Case-circa-1970-very-clean-/272773048301?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=ASx9UpvDq2n0zNvRlmGEThscTE4%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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Re: Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 11:44:59 AM »
Ripper?

bobyoung

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Re: Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 01:34:25 PM »
That was my first thought too, Grabber or Ripper but I just saw a late 60's Les Paul Bass case and it looks identical, I'm not sure how wide a Les Paul bass is though.
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Re: Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 02:29:30 PM »
Ripper/Grabber/G-3 family.
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Re: Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 05:08:11 PM »

I haven't seen many red-lined cases from later than '72.  Could it be for a Les Paul bass?

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Re: Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 05:54:44 PM »
It seems that there are a lot of Ripper/Grabber cases out there, many NOS. I bought one by mistake a number of years back. I really didn't fit anything else well.
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Re: Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 06:28:16 PM »
Thanks everyone, the seller will take it back, it's a nice case too bad it doesn't fit.

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Re: Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 11:50:11 AM »
Most Grabber/Ripper/G-3 cases I have are redlined. Perhaps even all. (I hardly ever use the cases and prefer gig bags - that is why I'm unsure.)
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Re: Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 07:25:09 PM »
Most Grabber/Ripper/G-3 cases I have are redlined. Perhaps even all. (I hardly ever use the cases and prefer gig bags - that is why I'm unsure.)
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That's interesting.  I've mainly seen the red used from about '70-'72, maybe even into '73.  Then the purple seemed to have taken over, and then the blue in about '76.

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Re: Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2017, 06:18:44 PM »
Both my '73 and '80 Ripper cases have red linings.
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Re: Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2017, 08:12:26 PM »
Both my '73 and '80 Ripper cases have red linings.

How wide are your Ripper case at the lower bout?

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Re: Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2017, 06:34:29 AM »
Mine was purple..............
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Re: Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2017, 08:37:42 AM »
How wide are your Ripper case at the lower bout?

Both measure 16.5" at the widest. The '80 is snug, but the '73 is a little loose at that end. Thinking about it, it could be that the '73 case isn't the original one.
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Re: Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2017, 07:01:30 PM »
Mine's yellow...but is smells like cat pee so it may have originated white  ;D

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Re: Anyone know what bass this case is for?
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2017, 03:43:22 PM »
That lovely fungus smell of old cases - has traces of incense, for the altar boy in you.  8)
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