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Ritter Roya 5 Ziricote Custom made Bass

Ritter Roya 5 Ziricote made in Germany

Located in the beautiful countryside of Deidesheim, Germany, Ritter has been crafting only the finest hand made instruments since 1997. Ritter Basses have been celebrated and exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world for their craftsmanship, imagination, and beauty. The unique construction and fine materials that go into each instrument create striking warmth and clarity of sound from the lowest note to the highest.

The specs are as follows:

Shape
Roya

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Number of Strings
5
String Spacing
Standard 5 (70mm-40mm)
Hardware Color
Gold
Bridge / String Attachment
Ritter 3D / B1 String Attachment
Tuners
Ritter BT - Custom Made by Gotoh
Nut
Bone
Strap Buttons
Schaller Security Locks
Body-Wood
Figured Maple
Body-Top
Ziricote
Body-Color
Natural
Body-Finish
Transparent High Gloss
Neck-Wood
Limba
Construction
Bold on 3-Piece
Neck-Color
Worn Grey
Neck-Finish
Transparent High Gloss
Fingerboard
Ebony / Fretted
Scale
35" (889mm)
Electronics
Ritter Master Parametric
Pickup Bridge Position
Ritter Master Triplebucker
Pickup Neck Position
Ritter Master Slimbucker
Weight
9.46 lbs
Instrument Identification Number
0716


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The Ritter Master Bar Pickups are switchable triplebuckers. Each Pickup consists of two active and one passive coil. You can change between a classic humbucker sound and a pure "humfree" singlecoil sound.
The pickups are made out of RARE EARTH magnets. This exclusive powerful material has a very great open sound with a lot of dynamics. The tone development is exceptionally consistent over the whole frequency range. This results in a pure pristine sound. You just hear the tone of the instrument without any pickup interferences. The Pickup Cover is made out of Ebony. The Bridge Pickup is inserted at an angle of 3�. This results in a well balanced low-frequency-response of both - thin and thick - strings.

The Ritter Slimbucker Pickups are Humbucking Single Coils.
The pickups are made out of RARE EARTH magnets. This exclusive powerful material has a very great open sound with a lot of dynamics. The tone development is exceptionally consistent over the whole frequency range. This results in a pure pristine sound. You just hear the tone of the instrument without any pickup interferences. The Pickup Cover is made out of Ebony. The Neck Pickup is inserted at an angle of 7�. This results in a well balanced low-frequency-response of both - thin and thick - strings.

Ritter Electronics

1. Master Volume (Push-Pull Potentiometer to switch between Active Mode and Passive Mode)

2. Pickup Balance

3. Tone Blend (only available in the passive mode)
4. Dual Potentiometer for High Cut and Boost (on Top) and for Mid Cut and Boost (Bottom)(only available in active mode)

5. Dual Potentiometer for Bass Cut and Boost (on Top) and Mid Frequency (Bottom)

5. (only available in active mode)

6. Coil Switch for each MASTER BAR Pickup Up = Humbucker / Down = "Humbucking" Single Coil

7. Output Jack with integrated Power Switch

The Master Electronics are powered by 18 V (two 9V batteries).

String Spacings

"Over several years of experience with different Players; different in body height and different in playing style, I defined a standard string spacing for all my instruments. This spacing is progressive increasing from the high to the low strings. The spacing is not traditionally measured from mid of each string to mid of each string.
On my Bass Guitars the spacing is measured from outer edge to outer edge of each string. This is mathematically not correct, but You have a real better feeling and control while moving with the right hand from string to string.

Ritter Multi Screw Neck Joint

"The Neck Joint is a very special and mostly totally neglected sound influencing element. It is responsible for the dynamic and speed (Attack) of the bass and also for the string amplitude power consumption (Sustain).
After comparing different constructions (identical wood from the same tree), I developed my "Multi screw Bold on Neck Joint". I always use the maximum possible amount of screw per available area.
If you compare this connection physically, you will identify a much faster attack, longer Sustain and a different mid-frequency-range of the instrument.
If you compare this connection acoustically, you will recognize a better dynamic, a faster response and a greater presence within your band.
The reason is a lower absorption of the string amplitude energy, because the absorption area (vibrations-system) is divided into 2 (oscillation-arms) with different lengths, which hardly move with the string frequency."

Ritter 3D Bridge

This Bridge is adjustable in all 3 dimensions. It's made of heavy brass and completely lockable. Therefore a perfect conduction of the string oscillation is guaranteed.

Ritter B1 String Attachment

The separate attachment of each string to the instrument body effects an absolutely independent tone development. Therefore the sound of the bass, especially when playing chords, is intensely transparent.

Ritter Swordsteel Strings

"One day most Bass builders want to sell own bass-strings to their customers. So they pick one of the few big string production companies and buy strings there but with own designed packing. That's called: Private Label Strings. I looked for someone, who produces my definitive own strings with my definitive own specifications. Finally I found somebody and we started to design completely new strings. We checked countless combinations of diameter, material and tension. Each of the new prototypes I handed out to different professional players and used their opinion to improve the strings. And now, after almost 2 years of research and development the Ritter Swordsteel Strings are ready to play."

Material
The windings are made of a special high-alloy Steel. The surface is in compare to other high class strings a lot more smooth and compressed. The micro-pores of it are very small and thus your finger sweat is not able to penetrate the strings surface very good. The result is a longer lifetime than standard strings with normal surface steel. The sound of this steel is extensive dynamic and has also a wonderful brilliance (but with no obtrusively treble developing).

Diameters
The string sizes are no standard measurements. The diameters I decided to use after long research with my steel regarding diameter and scale are: 122-102-82-62-42-32-22. The B and E strings have a tapered core at bridge.

String Tension
This Set is not a traditional HARD or REGULAR or SOFT Tension Set. Each string has its own special calculated tension regarding diameter and scale.
The thinner strings come with less tension for getting bigger amplitude to be able to induct more low-frequencies for an optimal adjustment to the "thicker" strings.
The B- and E-strings come with the highest tension because of not feeling "flappy" and getting a powerful punch on the low end.
The result is a very even-tempered playing feeling over the whole Fingerboard.


Ritter Roya 5 Ziricote Custom made Bass

Ritter Roya

Ritter Roya 5 Ziricote made in Germany Located in the beautiful countryside of Deidesheim, Germany, Ritter has been crafting only the finest hand made instruments since 1997. Ritter Basses have been celebrated and exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world for their craftsmanship, imagin...
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 27 March, 2009.