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Ritter Classic 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by arbitrary, Dec 29, 2012.

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  1. arbitrary

    arbitrary Supporting Member

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    I've put this up before and got cold feet before finding a buyer, but this soon-to-be father's feet have been recently warmed.

    Its a great bass; extremely dynamic, responsive and punchy with crystal clarity. It plays even better than it sounds. A very comfortable slim D shaped neck that is stable and quick with low action.

    Cosmetically and functionally it is in great condition. The only issue is that some of the black is rubbing off the knobs. And I do have the truss rod cover, it just wasn't on when I took the pics.

    I'm asking $2800 plus shipping (discount for folks local to the Boston area). I am open to offers, just don't low ball me. I'd rather not do paypal d/t the fees, but I can if there is no other way. And I'd also prefer to not ship internationally. I also have an incase gigbag if anyone is interested to purchase it additionally with the bass. The only partial trades I'm interested in are a bag end 15, a maple/maple jazz neck, infanem faye sing, and a fender '75 RI (or other 4 string, ash body, maple/maple neck jazz).


    Specs:

    Ritter Classic 5
    Grandpa's Larchbalm Natural Finish
    Maple Body & 3 Piece Maple Neck (some flame on the body and back of neck)
    Ebony fingerboard and pickup covers
    Active/Passive w/Knoll 3 band preamp (semi-parametric mids)
    Ritter Masterbar pickups (each able to switch between humbucker and single coil)
    35" scale
    Ritter 3D bridge w/fully adjustable string spacing and width (http://www.ritter-instruments.com/bridge.php)
    10 Screw Multi Screw Neck Joint

    More Info: http://www.ritter-instruments.com/


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    Dang! This bass tortured me when she was for sale a while back. Here we go again...I can feel the gas pains.
  3. arbitrary

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    it'll be ok man, just breathe & wait for that tax return. :p
    I got a couple partial trade offers, but nothing sticking.
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    That's absolutely gorgeous. I love the natural finish. I feel like Ritter basses sometimes look like they are from Jupiter, but this one has a much more earthy look. Beautiful.
  5. jim777

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    That is some wood inducing wood right there!

    Does this mean the price includes a hard case but there is a bag available at an extra cost, or that it comes with no case for the asking price but a bag is available at extra cost?
  6. arbitrary

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    I have a hardcase for it, but for an extra cost I also have an incase gigbag I can ship it with.

    thanks!

    -Eric
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    I'd be worried about neck stability...not enough bolts holding it in place :ninja:

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    Yea, if it had one more bolt I'd feel a little more comfy coming off of $3k! Lol! J/k
    Good luck with the sale. I'm actually trying to move some stuff for this bad mama jama! ....Nice!
  10. arbitrary

    arbitrary Supporting Member

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    ha! Two of the great things about this bass: amazing construction & artistically unique.
    all pm's responded to and still available.
  11. One Bass Short

    One Bass Short Seeking to better my collection Gold Supporting Member

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    Can you tell me the build date on this?
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    Ah man, it's back! I've played this bass. It's amazing. :D
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    arbitrary Supporting Member

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    2 PMs sent but no repply

    I'm ok for the asking price but no repply ???

    Is it still for sale ?
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    One Bass Short Seeking to better my collection Gold Supporting Member

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    I spoke to him. He is going to keep it. I was close to a deal when he decided not to sell. If he does put it back on the market ya have to get in line behind me...
  17. arbitrary

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    So a bass popped up that I want. I'm putting this back up for sale. If you're interested, get at me.
    also, I'm not willing to ship overseas. thanks.
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    I'm in France, really no way to delivery in France ?
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    His previous post made it perfectly clear: "I'm not willing to ship overseas."
    So I'd say Really. No. Way. "to delivery in France"
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    Beautiful bass. If one of mine would move I would certainly consider it!
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