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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by swrbass5, May 6, 2006.

  1. swrbass5

    swrbass5 Gold Supporting Member

    Has anyone here played a Ritter, or lucky enough to own one? Just wondering if they play as beautiful as they look.
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    There are quite a few of them around.

    The first that comes to mind is smperry, but I believe that Tom Bowlus just sold his.
  3. I've seen them up close a few times, but I haven't worked up the guts to pick one up up and play for fear of severe Ritter-GAS. Spending 5K or more on a bass scares me a bit.
  4. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    I have one, and, yes, they do play as good as they look. There is nothing like them.
  5. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    here's mine...


    very good instrument, one of the best 7's i've ever played.
  6. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    There's a show your Ritters thread where some members posted pictures.

  7. jordanm


    Feb 24, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Yes.. Yes.. Yes.. and.. YES?
  8. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Yup. Great bass, but just not the best fit for my personal preferences.

  9. Hman


    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Juan has this one at his place;)
  10. mark beem

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

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Yep, played a couple at The Low End's Bass Bash (JT's 7 string and the 5 string Brian had)..

    WONDERFUL basses!! Would love to have one!!!

  11. Scissor Man

    Scissor Man

    May 7, 2005
    I've played a few, and they're not for me. The necks are pretty chunky and I don't like the tone. But they are constructed well and they look nice...just not for me.
  12. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    I played Tom's before he sold it. Great bass, but as Tom said, not for me. It was beautifully constructed, and had a really nice tone, but for what some of them go for, I could buy two or three Sadowsky Metros, which would fit me much better.

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