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My new Ritter Seal

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tiefling, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. tiefling


    Aug 19, 2003
    Washington DC
    Hey all. Just wanted to show you the pictures of my new Ritter Seal. Brian from the LowEnd has been great throughout this whole thing and put up with a lot of my questions and concerns.

    Of course thanks to Jens and all his hard work! I can't wait until I get my hands on it.

    It starts its trip to me tomorrow!

  2. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    let me be the first to say:


    that's one of the nicest Ritters i've ever seen.

    the fingerboard wood is extraordinary!


  3. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    that deserves a thread pic!


  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Wow. That's one of the nicest looking Ritters I have ever seen. Looks killer.

    I've played a few of those, and unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), they just don't do anything for me feelwise. I guess I'm stuck on my Steinberger.

    Killer bass though!

    Edit: D'oh! Beat me to it!
  5. tiefling


    Aug 19, 2003
    Washington DC
    thanks! I'm excited about it. Let me say that the hardware looks kinda gold but it's actually chrome. I also had the input jack moved to the back for a little extra slickness.....

    Jens called the fretboard and pickup covers dirty ebony.
  6. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I actually dont like that as much as other Ritters ive seen. Just the shape/color. Fingerboard nice though.
  7. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Very nice.
  8. Hurley


    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    Congratulations! That is sweet. :D

    I didn't like the Seal when I first saw it (probably something to do with that gold finish I saw somewhere in these forums), but your pic changed my opinion. That bass looks great, man.
  9. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
  10. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Ya know... When I first saw one of these basses, I was like "That is the Ugliest Thing EVER created by Man"

    but, I think they are starting to grow on me...

    If you dont mind posting... How much did that guy cost ya? I heard they are pretty expensive, but I never actually seen the price on them.

    Hope ya like it. Have fun.
  11. Whappo Grande

    Whappo Grande

    Feb 9, 2002
    Santa Clara, CA.
    Manager: AccuGroove Speakers
    Lookin good! I can safely say that you will love your Ritter...

  12. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    Welcome to the Club! You will definitely love your new Ritter.
    I am loving mine...I purchased mine thru Brian @ the Low End as well.

    Here is a picture of mine

  13. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    Heh... that's the first thing that crossed my mind as well - but I dig the seal. It's mondo cool :D On a side note, I am in love with their late lounge finish!! The basses look as though they're dripping gold or something... simply gorgeous. :D
  14. I was also initially weirded out by Ritters, but I've just recently really learned to love the way they look. I've onl played one, but it was a fretless with a lightwave pickup. How would you guys describe the sound of a "typical" fretted Ritter? Is there a "Ritter sound"?
  15. D.A.R.K.


    Aug 20, 2003
    that thing is amazing- it's like a perfect brushstroke...
    if you look at it as a whole it has a smooth flowing feel..
    a very pleasing piece to the eye imo. nice to see something different.
  16. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Nice bass, congrats.
  17. tiefling


    Aug 19, 2003
    Washington DC
    I only had to sell one kidney to pay for it.
  18. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :D "Only" being the key word here... :) I was real curious about their swordsteel strings and wanted to buy a set for myself, but... they cost 45 euros. And that's like close to $100 in my currency :p
  19. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    I like where you had the input jack placed...and you can't beat "dirty ebony". Lovely bass!

    Stroy05 - Nice! Great body shape and cool top and finish.

  20. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    I love it man.Congrats!How would you describe the tone?