Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brondle, Dec 10, 2013.
Stunning to say the least!
Awesome! I dig that Phil caught the Ritter bug.
Great color combo, but I think it needs a few more knobs
I wonder if the strap was included n/c?
Cool bass. Cool player.
Looks like master vol, blend then 5 stacked knobs. I'm struggling to come up for a use for 10 pots, but Phil Lesh is no stranger to knobs...I don't know what his old Alembic setups did, either.
I'm guessing at 10 knobs, its probably one of his more 'simple' basses!
He's a fan of at least semi-parametric preamps, so I wouldn't be surprised if that was part of it.
Love it! Jens hits another one out of the park!
Apparently he didn't either. I saw pic of one of his multi-multi-knobbers and they were all labeled with tape.
The basic 10 knob is much more manageable and easier on the memory.
Love the red accents!
Love that its a 6 string!!
Hey Phil, why dont you see me that headless 6 string now that I have been drooling over for 20 years since u wont be needing it anymore!!
Another killer bass from Jens - I just love his work!
The front knob looks like it's a push/pull and the bridge looks like it's a piezo. The thing probably has at least two discrete pre-amps.
Jens is hilarious. He will either give you no knobs or all the knobs. Also his work is simply stunning. This bass is no exception.
I have a 'no knob' on order - it's killing me trying to decide if I can live without a volume and a simple master passive tone knob, lol.
Love the black and red. Those knobs are crazy though.
Jen makes amazing basses.
But there is just to many knobs.
I love how Ritters look like something out of a cartoon, but in reality. They just do their own thing and do it so well. Has Phil played a 6 string for long? I confess that I don't follow him too much.
Phil started on 6-string in '85 if memory serves, with a headless Modulus with very narrow spacing.
All I can add is: oh my!
Almost as many knobs as his Alembic.
Cool looking bass, though. Especially the inlay.
One of my favorite players and influences - great to see he's still evolving as a player. "Stunning" is the word for what he's playing there.
Phil's first modulus was a 6string with headstock debuted in December 82 I believe. Headless came about in 1986
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