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Jens ritter copy.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by curbowkid, Aug 11, 2012.


  1. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    Was scrolling through the E bay. And I found a pretty damn close knock off of a jens Ritter Jupiter. I guess those guys at NAMM are producing them and distributing,
     
  2. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    No one?
     
  3. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Part of me wants to buy one to see how it is, but I really don't want to support such a blatant ripoff.
     
  4. ChrisCassisi

    ChrisCassisi

    Mar 24, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    Huge thread about this posted after NAMM.
     
  5. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    This isn't about jens himself or those Chinese people. It's just a Ritter knock I found on EBay.
     
  6. bassbenj

    bassbenj

    Aug 11, 2009
    Well, OK. Note 25" scale! And material for body is left unmentioned as well. It's a cute toy but not much of a serious instrument. For $200 I'd put it in the same category as the horrible AK-47 guitar I bought just as novelty-joke thing. It hardly works as a guitar and I'm sure this barely works as a bass.

    And even as a joke I'm very reluctant, given the massive talent Jens has and the fact he's still alive and producing. Not quite the same thing as buying Fender Jazz clones etc.

    Anyway, if you want to have a weird shaped "art" bass without the huge cash outlay of a True Ritter, then order a nice Wishbass. I've got two of them. Authentic, by the true artist. And not that much more than this toy! (learn more in wishbass mega threads)
     
  7. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    Same here. But something tells me it's gonna suck. So I'm not even gonna bother, even if it is under 200
     
  8. ChrisCassisi

    ChrisCassisi

    Mar 24, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    I find it funny that it states not available for local pickup. Pretty shady to me. Probably ships from a P.O box too lol



    Is it just me or does it look like its a lot longer than 25" scale wise? Could be a typo and really 35".
     
  9. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    I'm sure that a brick and mortar shop might be raided. I played one of these basses. There is a reason that the Ritter is $6000 more.
     
  10. My guess is a knucklehead measured the fretboard and assumed that's the scale length.
     
  11. esa372

    esa372

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Wow, that thing looks cheap...
     
  12. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    Top of the line. Tone for days and a neck that makes grown men cry. With joy.
     
  13. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    I must admit there is one feature I like. The extended fingerboard past the 24th would work awesome for slapping.
     
  14. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Ritter in body shape only! Nothing else about that bass says Ritter! 99% of us bassists would only glance and keep on moving!
     
  15. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    I agree, I knew right away with the naked maple rosewood neck that it was a fake along with the mono rail bridge set up and slight body tweaking. But still, it's very obviously ripping off a Ritter
     
  16. Sadly, the Ritter knock-offs have been around for awhile.
     
  17. Yeah since about the time Phil got his Osirus. I have thought about picking one up and modding the hell out of it, but the pictures are so bad, you don't really know what the neck looks like or anything.
     
  18. In all honesty, I could not bring myself to pay money to a seller of a Ritter knockoff. For some reason, I want to honor Jens' quality products.

    Maybe sometime in the future, I hope fortune may happen to smile upon me and maybe I would be able to afford a real Ritter Jupiter 6. (Last time I checked the pricelist, Jens' upcharge from 6 to 7 string is just $300 so I might be more tempted for a 7.) A Ritter Jupiter 6 showed up in the TB classifieds maybe a year+ ago. Even though it was used, I still didn't have enough $$ to buy it.
     

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