Bass of the Week: Ritter Instruments R8 Acoustic
Jens Ritter’s basses always blow me away, and this R8 Acoustic model is no different. The four-string bass is crafted from solid red cedar with a maple neck and ebony fingerboard, which is adorned with oval ring inlays.
Ritter fits the R8 with his own Triplebucker and Slimbucker pickups as well as a Ritter C-3-S RMC active/passive 3-band preamp. Weighing in at just 6.82 pounds, this is a lightweight beauty with loads of tone.
Hear it in action with this excellent demo by Alexander Broschek:
Ritter R8 Acoustic Bass Specs:
|Body:||Solid Red Cedar|
|Pickups:||Ritter Master Triplebucker, Slimbucker|
|Electronics:||Ritter C-3-S RMC Active/Passive 3-Band|
|Bridge:||Ritter 3D RMC/Through Body SA|
|Tuners:||Ritter BT - custom by Gotoh|