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Ritter on eBay

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dharma, Jan 9, 2006.


  1. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Here

    Speechless ... :eyebrow:
     
  2. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Great price! :eek:
     
  3. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
  4. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    A Ritter for 2 grand! Someone on TB snatch this up!!!
     
  5. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    I'm not normally a higher end bass lover... but Ritter basses kill me everytime. They're beautiful. Wonder if I could trade one of my kids for one!?!?!? :D
     
  6. BassJunkie730

    BassJunkie730

    Feb 3, 2005
    Brooklyn
    Looks like the guy screwed around with the string spacing. And he says the plastic nut :eyebrow: I doubt Ritter uses plastic. But the bass looks awesome in Brian's original factory pics from LowEnd.

    Looks like this one will be a deal, especially if brian can confirm the original sale price :D ;) :bag:

    Everybody say ooooooooooh Hell I'd buy it if I had 2K

    ~M
     
  7. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    That's not one I'd snag personally.

    Looks nice but the pickups are bartolini and the eq is an unknown 2 band (maybe bart as well). the pickups are a big part of the Ritter sound IMO.

    Marshall
     
  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Sm Perry, do you think that may be an early Ritter, one he made before he really hit his stride? If so, it might have nice collector value.
     
  9. westland

    westland

    Oct 8, 2004
    Hong Kong
    I'd be a bit curious about the provenance of this bass. Perhaps it is one of Jens' very early basses (I wonder what the serial # is ... it says R4P700 ... but Ritters for the past 10 years at least have had only 3-digit numbers). I've never heard of a Ritter without the Ritter electronics (3 band with mid-sweep) or without bone nuts. The bridge looks like it's been replaced as well ... E and A strings appear pushed outwards. It's the Ritter Classic shape, but Jens normally has smooth finish ... this one has some very pronounced grain, not like his current finishes. Very strange.
     
  10. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    someone lend me 2 grand
     
  11. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    I would guess that is a pretty early bass from Jens.
    A great price for sure.
     
  12. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    I basically agree with Westland. I'd guess that it's probably early, especially based on the serial. I have seen a couple with bartolinis before, and I believe it was an option some time ago. The classic shape is the oldest "standard production" shape of Ritters. Brian Barrett probably knows more and can confirm/correct me.

    Not that exciting to me, but I'm also not a bartolini fan. I like the look though. If it had triplebuckers in it, I'd join the chorus urging someone to snag it!

    Marshall
     
  13. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    I just noticed...only 7 neck bolts! ;)

    I say hold out for a newer one.

    m
     
  14. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    He said he uses 7-13 bolts - so it's not out of the ordinary :p
    For 2 grands, that's a steal... I wish I could find deals like these :bawl:
    As for the p-ups... I think you could talk Jens into it if you asked kindly enough :smug: getting this and the p-ups&electronics is still much cheaper than what they go for
     
  15. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I really like it, looks very minimalist and yet at the same time very sexy...

    if I ahd the cash, I might have snapped it up just to say "I own a Ritter!"
     
  16. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    ...I won't tell you what I got mine for. :smug:

    The neck bolt isn't right though; look at the way the heel extends past the body. It's not like that anymore because it doesn't look that comfortable.

    I'd rather order a plain-jane new one. But have at it folks. Ok, that's the last I'll say.

    mp :)
     
  17. jordanm

    jordanm

    Feb 24, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    I would snatch it up aside from the inconsistancies noted by SM and the pups/electronics/woods. That and the fact I'm sending in payment on a different Ritter tommorow :hyper:
     
  18. AuG

    AuG

    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    Looks nice, but a bit basic. Good price too! If I were to buy a Ritter it would have to have a tremolo system.....but that's just me. :)


    AuG
     
  19. fookgub

    fookgub

    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Anyone know what the neck is made of? It looks very cool.
     
  20. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Mape with a black stain