Gibson 1975 bass catalogue. page 5. Right hand page of a double page spread on the L9-S Ripper. Both fretted and fretless models are shown. Along with the cover image, the Ripper was clearly Gibsons great hope for '75, when in fact the Ripper had already had its peak sales year in 1974, and the Grabber was the better seller in 1975.
There were three Gibson US price lists (zone 1) published in 1975. The fretted and fretless Ripper were priced the same at $449in January and June, rising to $469 in November.
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