Real or fake Ritter?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TRichardsbass, Apr 29, 2012.


  1. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Inactive Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales. Tech 21, NBE Corp, Sonosphere.
  2. Probably fake
     
  3. Martiluk

    Martiluk

    Apr 13, 2011
    Fake, I've been seeing those exact basses pop up for quite a while.
     
  4. TomA1234

    TomA1234

    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    That is not a ritter, the bridge body contours and fretboard are all wrong.

    Though, it isn't claiming to be a Ritter.
     
  5. SodaCity bass

    SodaCity bass Bartolini Artist, MTD Artist, LaBella Artist Supporting Member

    Aug 4, 2011
    Blythewood, SC
    It even says it's a meastro
     
  6. It's junk,in my eyes. And,it'd most likely be junk to my ears,too. There' s NO COMPARISON between that bass,and this bass. Now THIS is a bass,if that's your thing:



    Ritterlights.jpg
     
  7. TomA1234

    TomA1234

    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    Where would you get strings long enough for that?
     
  8. considering that it isn't advertised as a Ritter AND is custom "adme" and starts at 195 USD, tends to indicate that it isn't a real Ritter
     
  9. ghiadub

    ghiadub

    Jan 17, 2006
    Auburn, CA
    I would think that anyone seriously considering a Ritter would see that is not one in about a second.

    There are '64 P basses and $100 dollar basses that look like a P bass, nobody seems too confused.

    Don't get me wrong, I think anyone copying Jens's original designs are douchenozzles. They should be taken out and raped repeatedly by an actual Ritter bass. I am sure Jens might even use that actual bass for his next experimental finish. Win/Win
     
  10. David A. Egeler

    David A. Egeler

    Aug 4, 2008
    I'd buy it now !!!! Look, a hard shell case for the bass is probably just $29.95 !!!!!!!
     
  11. RuleofThump

    RuleofThump

    Nov 10, 2011
    but...it says "Wilkins pickups. Great sound and action. Truss rod."


    It has a truss rod!!!!!
     
  12. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    It's similar to a Ritter in terms of design style, but the body is clearly different from any of the Ritter models, the headstock is different, the seller doesn't claim it to be a Ritter, and the seller claims the brand is "Maestro."

    I don't really know how it could be confused with a Ritter, honestly.

    Now, John Turner's 7-string Ritter copy/Guitar Center incident... THAT was a convincing Ritter copy.
     
  13. s4001

    s4001

    Feb 2, 2009
    Looks like the Chinese fakers I saw at Namm.
     
  14. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Inactive Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales. Tech 21, NBE Corp, Sonosphere.
    I thought so, but you do see things from time to time that are mis marked. I was curious because of the individual monolith bridge and I am not a Ritter expert.
     
  15. 254 stringer

    254 stringer Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Waco Texas
    Looks like the same bridge that is on my Ibanez BTB
     
  16. hippiesandwich

    hippiesandwich

    Aug 29, 2003
    Coarsegold CA
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
  17. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    Since I think we covered the original question, I LOVE the look of the Roya, but this shape is just that bit too weird for me. I'm also not up on Ritters, is that shape called the Jupiter?
     
  18. I think so. Outlandish but I'm growing to like it.
     
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