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Phil Lesh's New Ritter

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brondle, Dec 10, 2013.


  1. Brondle

    Brondle

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    Stunning to say the least!
     
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  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

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    Awesome! I dig that Phil caught the Ritter bug.
     
  3. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

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    Great color combo, but I think it needs a few more knobs :D
     
  4. Immigrant

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    I wonder if the strap was included n/c? :p

    Cool bass. Cool player.
     
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  6. CoarseBass

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    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.
     
  7. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  8. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

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    Love it! Jens hits another one out of the park!
     
  9. bassclef112

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    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.
     
  10. 6stringpanda

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    OMG!!!

    Absolutely sick!!!

    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!!
     
  11. Molan

    Molan

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    Another killer bass from Jens - I just love his work!
     
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  12. Deep Cat

    Deep Cat Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  13. Molan

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    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.
     
  14. EagleMoon

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    Love the black and red. Those knobs are crazy though. :p
     
  15. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

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    :cool:

    Jen makes amazing basses.
    But there is just to many knobs.:eek:
     
  16. CnB77

    CnB77

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    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.
     
  17. joe vegas

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    Phil started on 6-string in '85 if memory serves, with a headless Modulus with very narrow spacing.
     
  18. Teacher

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    All I can add is: oh my!
     
  19. Sartori

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    Almost as many knobs as his Alembic.

    Cool looking bass, though. Especially the inlay.
     
  20. bachlover

    bachlover Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  21. smokin-bear

    smokin-bear Gold Supporting Member

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    Phil's first modulus was a 6string with headstock debuted in December 82 I believe. Headless came about in 1986
     

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