Bass of the Week: Ritter Instruments R8 Acoustic

Ritter Instruments R8 Acoustic Bass

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
Inlays:Oval Rings
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
Finish:Frosted Transparent
Weight:6.82 lbs

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