Jens Ritter has released a new model, designed together with Josh Dunham (the Bass Player for Prince). The “CORA” – click on the images to see more full size pictures on the Ritter site. It is rather conventional for a Ritter Bass, given the wild bass designs that have come out of the German-based luthier.
The 5 string bass maintains the familiar Ritter curves and bridge arrangement, with two angled pickups and fairly straight forward 4 pot controls. The more striking features include the recessed rear jack socket (visible in the second picture) and the two tone gold/white – no cheesy plastic pickups, knobs of cover plates here!
Having played a few Ritter bases, I’m sure that this one plays like a dream – I’ll look out for Josh Dunham using it! Ritter Basses will be at the upcoming NAMM Show in Anaheim/California (January 14th to 17th) in Hall C – Booth #4182. (Beside DR-Strings), where the first basses will be released. There will be a number of other models on display, so I expect some great pictures to be coming out of NAMM!