"This is when we're out in the alley looking for pedalboards and guitars that this one came up. It's a '74 Gibson Ripper, refinished as you can tell but they put in a nice tint to the lacquer to give it a yellowed finish to it. This was a trade with a friend. We all know each other. We're all out on that bass junkie circuit. These pickups are also made by Hanson in Chicago. Hanson is a division of Lakeland, they make all of the pickups that are on the Lakeland and Hanson guitars. This one is great because it's so light, especially for being a neck-through. It doesn't look light but people that know Gibson basses know they're always super heavy. This one, like right away I felt how light it was and then just felt how good it played all the way up the neck, I was like 'Dude that's it - it's happening.' This will keep me warm until I can get back to the White Falcon in the nest."more
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