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Please help ID this bass (not a wishnevsky!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rockandroller, Jun 3, 2003.


  1. Can anybody here identify the maker? It looks vaguely familiar, but i can't place it... :meh:

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    thanks!
     
  2. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    That's a Ritter.
     
  3. ah - headstock does looks Ritter! but i thought Ritter only made nice basses... :confused:
     
  4. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Look at the bolts-Ritter is the only luthier I know of that will use so many that the neck joint contains more metal than wood.
     
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    On another note, I have always thought of Ritter basses as absolutely gorgeous (despite disliking the joint). There's something so ornately beautiful about them; they seem very European and decadent to me. If I were rich I would purchase a bunch of them just for show.
     
  6. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    Actually, I quite like this bass - it looks very organic, a bit like a smoothed and stained lump of driftwood you might find on a beach.

    It reminds me of the Spanish architect Gaudi's work - such as Casa Mila in Barcelona:

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    Wulf
     
  7. Yet another awesome Ritter that makes me even sadder that I will never get to own one.:(