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Bass of the Week: Jens Ritter Instruments Princess Isabella Concept Bass
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Bass of the Week: Jens Ritter Instruments Princess Isabella Concept Bass

Here’s a new bass from Jens Ritter Instruments created with Ish Guitars. The Princess Isabella Concept bass brings together Ritter’s Princess Isabella body with the “Concept” design, which streamlines it for a minimalist look.

Jens Ritter Introduces Two New Bass Models
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Jens Ritter Introduces Two New Bass Models

German bass building artist Jens Ritter has revealed two new bass models for 2017, which will debut at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California. The Princess Isabella Bass and Cora Concept are riffs on previous instruments with a fresh take that have been introduced as part of the Royal Family due to their uniqueness. The Princess Isabella Bass is...

Jens Ritter Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Coffee Table Book
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Jens Ritter Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Coffee Table Book

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Jens Ritter Instruments, and the bass maker is celebrating with a commemorative book of his work. “I started my career as an instrument maker in 1996. Now in September 2016 I am celebrating my 20th anniversary with a coffee table book with pictures of my favorite instruments from the last 20 years,” Ritter...

Bass of the Week: Ritter Instruments R8 Singlecut #1237
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Ritter Instruments R8 Singlecut #1237

Jens Ritter’s basses have a style and finesse that makes them instantly recognizable. This week we’re checking out one of his R8 Singlecut models featuring a stark black and white contrast as its motif. The 5-string bass is built with a swamp ash body and maple top, all finished in white. Its three-piece maple neck is also finished in white,...

Bass of the Week: Angie Taylor’s Custom Ritter Instruments Cora
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Bass of the Week: Angie Taylor’s Custom Ritter Instruments Cora

Jens Ritter has a knack for creating unique instruments, but this one is something different even for him. Bassist and performance artist Angie Taylor got this custom made Ritter Cora with a mystic neon paint job. The 4-string bass is built with an alder body, maple neck, and ebony fingerboard. Its neck features a black frosted transparent finish to complete...

Jens Ritter Introduces R8-Concept Fretless Bass
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Jens Ritter Introduces R8-Concept Fretless Bass

Jens Ritter has expanded on the idea of his R8-Singlecut bass with the R8-Concept Fretless Bass. The new models set themselves apart by utilizing the Ritter Backside Tuning System, which puts the tuning machines on the back of the bass’s body while accepting standard single-ball strings. Another distinguishing feature is the R8-Concept’s extended fingerboard, which reaches all the way down...

Jens Ritter Unveils LaMarquis Jefferson Signature Bass, “The Bone”
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Jens Ritter Unveils LaMarquis Jefferson Signature Bass, “The Bone”

German luthier Jens Ritter has just announced a new model to his Artist Series. The Bone was designed with bassist/producer LaMarquis Jefferson, whose credits include bass lines for OutKast, Goodie Mob, Society of Soul, TLC and more. “The Bone” features a German Alder body, a three-piece maple bolt-on neck, and a maple fingerboard, all decked out in white. THe Carrara...