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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mark beem, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA

    Look at that neck joint!!

    I doubt a thermonuclear explosion could move that thing!!!


    Here's the front BTW...

  2. That is one very sexy fine bass, I love Ebony(the wood) Plus 6ers kick ass. I like to play 4's too but, they are both fun.
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Ritter's "screw jobs" always left me scratching my head.

    But, when you get into the physics of an electric bass, (and I have no grasp of physics), I cannot question that design decision. The poundsof-pull demands put on a multi-string, attached, bass neck strung with heavy strings are just incredible!

    And, I'd love to own a Ritter.
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Well it's more extravaganza than anything else, but that's Jens - and in any case it won't hurt the sound.
  5. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    There's German engineering for you...
  6. make some thing good. then turn it in to a tank.
  7. Where can I buy shares in the bolt company that supplies Jens?
    :D ;)
  8. I'm not much of a fan of basses with non-traditional body shapes, but I really dig the shapes of Ritters. Every one I've seen has given me GAS. Maybe some day I'll pick one up.

    I don't mind all the bolts - looks kind of funky, but I'm sure the neck is quite stable. My RB5 has a 6 bolt neck joint that is solid as a rock.
  9. geezer316


    Jan 26, 2003
    what an ugly bass,its a shame to see a person who is extremely talented wasting wood and time with such wierd bass.IMO
  10. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Once I get my Conklins all squared away (3 more, I think), I'd like to get a fretted seal 7 and a fretless okon 7. Jens does good work from what I hear.
  11. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Yea, Jens is a great wood worker. His basses are top notch!!! Heres my Okon (built for me) in process. Its a little different design of the okon, Jens calls it a proto-type..... looks the same to me :)
    It will have a Blue Burst finish.... I'm stoked about it!

    If you go to Ritter's site under info he tells his theory behind his madness.

    Oh yea, and heres my other baby being built if your interested :)
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    As my uncle Lloyd (RIP) would have said, "THAT oughtta hold the sonuvabitch!"
  13. cameronb000


    Jun 18, 2003
    Space City
  14. (sorry warwickben, accidentally quoted ya.)

    Warwick is a german company.

    Watch yo'self, less yall get smacked yo.

  15. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Nominated as the best quote ever.
  16. ChildoftheKorn


    May 21, 2003
    whata re you talking about geezer thats probably one of the most beautiful basses ive ever seen

  17. ritters... they don't over do it, love to play one one day, but odds are I wont

    They look amazing
  18. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    ritter basses are awesome - i've played a few and they are great great basses. when i get some dough again, i am going to own that gold seal 7 string that he has shown in the past.
  19. Looks like they went screw crazy...

    I personally like the bass,and I'd take 11 screws over like 3....also,it's a "chunky" bass,I'm sure it needs it:D

  20. Tronictq


    Jan 23, 2001
    Umm..... is this a neck-thru bass?



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