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Gary Ritter Strings

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by bobsax, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. bobsax


    Jan 16, 2011
    Southern Oregon
  2. Tommy el Gato

    Tommy el Gato

    Jul 6, 2007
    Looks like "Gary Ritter Strings" is the name of the business. The bass in the picture appears to be strung up with D'Addario Helicores.
  3. Ben Rolston

    Ben Rolston Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2006
    Ann Arbor, MI, USA

    Gary lives close to me, and thats just the name of his business
  4. bobsax


    Jan 16, 2011
    Southern Oregon
    thanks for clearing that up guys:)
    Interesting marketing:meh:
    I think it's the first time I saw someone put their biz name in the auction title. Maybe he knows something we don't;)
  5. heavytrash13


    Oct 30, 2009
    Gary does excellent work--he really bailed me out when my jan kriml hybrid exploded on tour in Detroit.
  6. We live near Gary Ritter Strings too. He did some work on my son's Chinese laminate that really seemed to improve the sound.(new end pin and tail wire) We also bought a decent French bow from Gary.

    PS - Ben, my son now has a NS Cleveland too.
  7. Adam Attard

    Adam Attard

    Feb 9, 2009
    I bought my first bass from him... And then he sold my high school an instrument that was basically unplayable, for more than I paid for mine. I haven't been to him in years- quite a bad experience.
  8. bobsax


    Jan 16, 2011
    Southern Oregon
    I think dealers often sell to schools for top price, perhaps because they have to service the instruments?
    I think sometimes there may be some "sweetheart deals" between band directors and music stores.
    Did your HS orchestra ever buy from him again?
  9. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    It might be better to frame your suppositions as questions from those who know. Otherwise, your comments tend to look like 'projection'.

    I don't know about all stores, but the one that I work at bends over backwards to help the schools keep their music programs alive. Most school boards in the Lower Mainland have abandoned strings in the schools (many have no music programs whatsoever) because of budget cutbacks but the ones that remain get deep discounts on instruments, parts and repair/service work.

    If there aren't kids learning to enjoy music, there won't be musical customers in the future... :(
  10. bobsax


    Jan 16, 2011
    Southern Oregon
    I was trying to give the benefit of the doubt to Mr Ritter regarding skyre12's comments.
    I'm sorry if it appeared (to you) that I was being critical.

    Mods, this thread was posted here because I thought that Gary Ritter Strings were actually strings. It is in fact a business so if there is an area here at TalkBass regarding opinions on businesses then I suggest this thread be moved to it.:)
  11. Adam Attard

    Adam Attard

    Feb 9, 2009
    My apologies for going off topic- I seemed to slip past what the OP actually was :p

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