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A bass that some may find visually appealing while others may not

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gorn, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. blowinblue

    blowinblue Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    SoCal USA
    Beautiful...in my opinion. And the perfect bass to play in a Blues band.

    M. M. :)

    Edit: My post was worded in response to the original title of this thread.
  2. yeah, i agree. but i would love to play it once. if you have ever played a bass with a ramp between the pickups... i bet it would feel pretty cool the way it's all fingerboard like that. cool idea
  3. IMO Ritter's are beautiful sculptures, and hideous instruments.

    They do sound wonderful though.
  4. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    only $15K? Let me grab my CC.:eek::rollno:
  5. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I'm in NY too, maybe he'll let me off the hook for the $250 shipping.
  6. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
  7. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I'm expressing my dislike of an inanimate object I found on eBay. If the seller is a TBer, I humbly apologize.
  8. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    It's the purple strings that are unsettling.

    Who makes those strings? Is that a DR coated string?
  9. One man's trash is another man's wife. If that person bashed your bass, you'd be calling him a snob, right?
  10. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Agreed, they definitely detract from an otherwise artfully designed and executed instrument.
  11. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I've never built a bass, but if someone didn't like it I think I'd be ok with it. Lot's of people hate flying V basses. I'm sure Gibson/Epiphone is ok with it.
  12. Read the rules- you can only bash your own bass.
    On topic, I like it but doubt the ergonomics would work for me. I'll likely never know.
    And now, back to the *dislike-fest*
  13. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I've politically corrected the title. I'm very sorry.
  14. Dingwall combustion could be another example. I recently picked one up and really like the body style, but the somewhat cream colour and the body style turn some people away from it.

    Doesn't mean it sounds any less awesome though.
  15. Ezmar


    Jul 8, 2010
    That's why everyone has Fenders. People bashing their aesthetics have no foot to stand on.

    That's a unique looking bass. I wouldn't be caught dead with of, but that's not my style. I like a subtler approach. Also, fanned frets niggle me. So I just go after basses I like, as opposed to ones I like less. :)
  16. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I like that bass, purple stings and all. But $15k for a 5-string fretless won't happen.
  17. kr01.

    I would have preferred a single scale length, but I wanted the low B to work well and it does.
  18. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    It'd look perfect for a set of Merle Haggard covers.