Jens does it again!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rusty, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    Looks like a case of "magic marker graffiti while eating space cakes"...



    I'm still deciding what to feel about this one...



    I don't normally fancy his Seal models, but this one completely blows me away



    I wonder how much a 4 string version costs... :D
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Don't like the first one, but the last two have it going on aestetically.

    I wish I could try one, but for the tones I like it would be like using a cannon to smash a mosquito.
  3. Must... have... the second one!!!
  4. I really dig the magic marker one
  5. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004
    Same here. Out of all of them, I probably like it the most.
  6. Zirc


    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Yeah that 2nd one is really sexy.
  7. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK

    Very cool bass.
  8. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    What kind of bass is that?

    Never mind, found the website from Image Properties.

    I've never heard of Jens Ritter before, can someone clue me in? This look freaking cool!
  9. This Jens is way cool. I've never been aware of his work before. I love it!


  10. Yep, some of those look really cool. Wonder how strong those upper horns are though - I could see it snapping off pretty easily :meh:
  11. Yes he makes some nice basses :D Check out this website JT is doing a review of this 7 string
  12. DougP


    Sep 4, 2001
    Jens is outta control. Simply beautiful work..
  13. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    These basses are almost painfully beautiful. Jens is, without doubt, making the most artistically satisfying basses out there.

    I want a Graffiti and the Seal. I'd kill several people for the Graffiti.
  14. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Without question! This guy is truely a master of his craft.
  15. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    Has anyone here played a Ritter that might attest to the feel and tone of these basses? I know John Turner is doing a review, but anyone here with day-to-day practical experience?

    I really like the avant garde approach he's taking to style, but to me, Ritter basses look more like works of art than functional axes (I know they are fully functional, and probably wonderful to play of course)... sort of reminds me of auto shows where they display one-off concept cars that never materialize. I'd be very afraid to take one to a gig.
  16. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    I (and probably a few other UK Talkbassers) have tried this fretted 5 at the Bass Gallery in London:

    Both Ritters have been sitting there for a few months now.

    It's been a couple of months since I tried it, but I thought the fretted Ritter was a great-playing and sounding bass (very tonally versatile). My recollection is that the fretboard was flat and wide. Construction was, as you would expect, of the very, very best quality.

    I didn't get to try a fretless Ritter.

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  18. I couldn't find the second one on his website. Could anybody clue me in as to what model it is/ what gallery it's from?