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Pictures and videos from Ritter Basses ( European GTG )

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ChiliPepper, Sep 2, 2005.


  1. After i forgot my camera in Jens car , he sent me the camera ( which arrived today) so i can finally post the pictures from the GTG. :D

    I asked Jens to write some comments for the pictures... Thanks again :)

    Workshop
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    Workshop 2
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    Workshop 3
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    Workshop 4
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    sanding room
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    wood
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    more wood :D
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    spalted roya
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    swordinlay
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    snakewood fingerboard
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    quilted maple roya
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    quilted maple
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    quilted roya
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    roya 5 painted
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    poplarburl roya
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    padouk fingerboard
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    one piece markassar body
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    one piece flamed maple
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    jupiter 6 string
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    flamed maple roya 7 string
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    fingerboards
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    fingerboard marakassar
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    dirty ebony fingerboard
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    burl maple roya
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    more to come... :)
     
  2. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Awesome pics!
    Thanks!
     
  3. buckeye burls
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    buckeye burl roya
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    buckeye body
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    bubinga
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    bodies
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    basses in progress
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    tuners
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    showroom
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    showroom 2
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    showroom 3
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    painted roya ( absolutely sick in a good way :bassist: )
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    late lounge burl
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    to be continued... :D
     
  4. Is that a 12 string Ritter in the lower right corner standing up against the wall? It looks like a touch-style instrument. Do tell!! ;)

    JT
     
  5. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    That is the coolest looking bass I have ever seen. That is just bad-ass.
     
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
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    This one's incredible!!!

    :eek:
     
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
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    Got some mojo, don't it???

    :D :D
     
  8. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    My guess, Smash? about €5500
     
  9. title page
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    orders...
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    jens grandma ( one of my favourite pictures...EVER :D )
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    assembling room
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    assembling room 2
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    assembling room 3
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    assembling room 4
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    assembling room 5
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    bass builders wine cellar... :cool:
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    courtyard
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    courtyard 2
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    courtyard 3
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    courtyard 4
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    entrance
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    Wachenheim , home of Ritter Basses :)
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    some videos:

    Disclaimer : these videos don't do the basses or the amps justice

    video from the workshop

    showroom 1

    showroom 3

    hmm..that doesn't seem to work . here are the links for the videos :

    http://www.clipshack.com/ClipList.aspx?viewmode=3

    http://www.clipshack.com/ClipList.aspx?viewmode=3&start=1

    http://www.clipshack.com/ClipList.aspx?viewmode=3&start=2
     
  10. I was away to link to that too, looks sweet as
     
  11. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    Ohhhhhhhh, God, why do they torture me thus? I have to go wipe myself down after looking at those pictures. Jens Ritter has got to be some sort of meta-human. The paragon of human endeavor and artistic vision.
     
  12. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I asked. I really want it. I dont remember what it was, but I remember it being way out of my budget. If I could afford it I would buy it.
     
  13. Basstyra's pics :

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  14. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Yeah, but he sucks with email...repeated emails from me over months and no response. I've given up trying to get a custom Ritter fretless, despite my love for my fretted. If anyone wants to order, definitely go through the Low End or someone similar.

    Marshall
     
  15. He's a member ! ( even a supporting member ) I sent him the link to this thread .
     
  16. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE

    This doesn't sound like Jens. He had some health related problemns this year too...

    Jens is a friend. I'd do what I can to help you get in touch with him. Pm me.

    Peace,
    JP
     
  17. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    :cool: I wish I could've come. Oh well.. back to studying maths :spit:
    Will there be one next year, too? :hyper:
     
  18. I hope :D well , i have some ideas...
     
  19. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Thanks ChiliPepper and JP.

    Just to clarify:
    I wrote him May 9, May 19, and June 7 about specs for a bass and he responded June 29 (but did not answer my questions).
    I responded July 1st (filled out a form with specs) and August 3 and I never got a response.

    I realize he had problems with his health earlier this year, but it seems like he was back to work, and going to NAMM and all that. I'm probably not going to order something at this point, but the experience has been disappointing.

    Again, I love my Ritter; it's going to be mine for life.

    Marshall
     
  20. He get's a LOT of mails . When i had a question about the GTG i often wrote a few mails because he forgot to answer or his inbox was full.