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At 0.43 in the "Basket Case" music video, Mike is seen with a yellow Gibson Ripper Bass. According to [this article](http://gc.guitarcenter.com/interview/greenday/) from *Guitar Center* Mike says "I had a Gibson Ripper bass similar to the Grabber with a Bill Lawrence pickup system, the same thing that Chris Novoselic used to play."more
["Krist had at least two of each in Ebony and Natural finishes. One of Krist's Natural finish Rippers can be seen in the Come As You Are video; An Ebony model can be seen in some of the footage used for the Sub Pop In Bloom video (you may also have seen one smacking Krist in the face at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards!)."](http://www.livenirvana.com/equipment/krist.php) [In Bloom video](http://youtu.be/dhjgKn-_CR8)more
Kim Gordon can be seen with a Gibson Ripper Bass in this photo. On Sonic Youth's [website](http://www.sonicyouth.com/mustang/eq/bass12.html) it says: "Used by Kim: 1993 NOTES: Only seen in "Youth Against Fascism" video, no idea if it was borrowed or just one of the many spare instruments SY have accumulated. -Sunburst body -2 pickups? -Rosewood fretboard w/ C D E G markers -Black pick guard"more
I played a '73 Ripper for a couple years. It had a great "tuba" sort of sound. Partly due to the longer scale and partly to those fat single coils. Plus...it looks cool as hell. But it was the biggest neck diver I have ever played. I tried everything to get it to sit right around my neck so my hand could move, but nothing worked and I finally sold it.