Stringed instruments and accessories
|At Musikmesse Frankfurt 2003 luthier Jens Ritter added two new bass guitar designs to his range of hand made instruments. Fretted models are made of Maple, fretless ones of Mahogony and instrument bodies with chrome or gold finish are made of Galpera tone material. Necks are made of Maple. The instruments are a 3-piece constructions. 4-string necks are bolt on with seven screws, 5-string necks feature nine screws, 6-string basses are mounted with 10 screws and 7-string bass necks are attached with 11 screws. The scale is 863,6 mm (34"). Fretless basses sport an Ebony fingerboard while fretted instruments feature 24 digitally finished Jim Dunlop Jumbo frets on a Rosewood fingerboard. The head is angled at 12°.
All basses are equipped with Ritter Master electronics and Ritter Master Bar pickups. Hardware options are gold, black or chrome. The basses feature Gotoh machine heads and the Ritter 3D bridge and optional Ritter tremolo system. The strap buttons are Schaller security locks.
String spacing ranges from 30 mm at the nut and 60 mm at the bridge on the four-string bass to 53 mm at the nut and 102 mm at the bridgeon the 7-string models.