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May as well vote on the bunch.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Introvox, Mar 25, 2004.

Ritter Basses - Looks only

Poll closed Apr 1, 2004.
  1. Like the Classic

    4 vote(s)
  2. Don't like the Classic

    0 vote(s)
  3. Like the Raptor

    2 vote(s)
  4. Don't like the Raptor

    2 vote(s)
  5. Like the Roya

    5 vote(s)
  6. Don't like the Roya

    1 vote(s)
  7. Like the Seal

    5 vote(s)
  8. Don't like the Seal

    0 vote(s)
  9. Like the Jupiter

    2 vote(s)
  10. Don't like the Jupiter

    1 vote(s)
  11. Like the Okon

    10 vote(s)
  12. Don't like the Okon

    1 vote(s)
  1. Introvox


    May 21, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    These Ritters are like outta hand.

    Lets vote on em.

    Post your comments too.







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    Some of these are just crazy...the Raptor has 14 bolts (in an S configuration) holding neck to body....sweet!
  2. Introvox


    May 21, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    ooops...how do I edit the poll...need multiple choices.
  3. classic 4 and the roya 4

    i dont care much for the others
  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    I'm a fan of just about all Ritter body styles-Jens really breaks out of the traditional mindset and creates some gorgeous instruments.
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Agreed! Some I like better than others, but I dislike none.
  6. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Jupiter. Apart from its sculptural appeal, I like the fact that it has no controls on the front.
  7. JerseyFunk


    Jan 8, 2004
    Personally I think they're all ugly and uncomfortable looking. But that's JMHO.
  8. sheepdog


    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    I like the finish on the Classic and Roya...other than that the shapes are hideous
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Not a big fan of the designs overall, but the lower horn on the raptor is just stupid, imo.

  10. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Classic and Raptor for me, please.
  11. Jens Ritter has a few of his basses at Bass Alone in San Diego (http://www.bassalone.com/5string.html) and at Ed Roman's Guitars in Las Vegas. He has a superb reputation in this business. I checked out a few of his basses briefly in Las Vegas. From a craftsmanship standpoint, his technical skills, business vision, and end product results are world class. My pal Jauqo said that Jens repainted one of his older Fender's with the "marble-textured" finish and it came out extremely well.

    I don't own any Ritter basses, so this is my own opinion based on research available online (and from friends that own Ritter's basses), my own personal visual inspection of his instruments, and MANY e-mails back and forth to Jens.

    I highly suggest that you check out his basses if you have the opportunity. :)
  12. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    Had to go with "Like the Okon" - after all, the one pictured is MY bass! :D :D :D
  13. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Roya, Classic, Seal, and Okon.

    Heck, all of them.
  14. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I particularly like the Seal, Roya, and Classic.

  15. Let's see if I can figure out how to attach a photo. If this works, then you can see my vote for favorite Ritter bass. It's a Jupiter, but it's the incredible color scheme that really makes it work for me.

  16. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    the fretboard looks like steel that someone took a blow tourch to, i like it. i voted for seal becuase it has like a crazy death jazz on stereiods look. but that jupiture would porbably have the sweetest mwahh
  17. Introvox


    May 21, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    Yes, I've seen that one too, with the watercolored neck...ain't she a beauty!

    I'll give it my vote too. (seein that I messed up the poll....sorry)
  18. Introvox


    May 21, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    Absolutely...I love looking at far out basses, same as I like looking at "concept" cars, boats, etc.

    Although I love the look of vintage, and the P, J, and Ric are perfection IMO, I have seen a million of em....I'd probably never buy one (Ritter), if I'm gonna pay 7 - 10 times the price, it better sound 7 - 10 times better (not just look it), and I'll tell you my 2 babies sound awesome.....I mean...

    "how much better can it get?"
  19. Introvox


    May 21, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    Bass Lab has some interesting basses too

    looky looky

    DN 1000


    I think the screwed up on naming the STD. (which stands for something scary in my books)

    reminds me of when the Canadian Conservative Reform Alliance Party (CCRAP) tried to get Canada to take them seriously. Yeah Right Stockwell, did you sell your Jetski Yet?

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