$250,000 for a bass!

I am sure some of you have seen or read about this instrument. Made by Jens Ritter, this thing costs $250,000 and is considered to be the most expensive bass, aside from vintage or ones that were owned by legends in the music world. I would be scared to even pick it up, afraid I might blemish it in some way.

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I would rather have this…

I bet its about the same in cost…

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I was reading that Wyman’s was the most expensive followed by the Ritter then a Beatle bass. I guess it depends on the market and who is bidding. But the Ritter is an example of gaudiness. As pretty as it may be, what could you do with it? I would not play it were I rich and wanted it. It would just be put in storage and never played to preserve it’s value

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Oh yeah the mammoth ivory is good for sustain lol. Seriously though I wouldn’t get it unless they do a 4-string

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If I was a billionaire musician I would totally buy that thing, play it on stage and then smash it at the end of the set.

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Not me. I would place it in storage of some type. Of course if I was a billionaire, then the cost of it would be about what a cheap Ibanez would be to us.

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Volkswagen Group, who owns Bugatti, don’t make any profit selling either the Veyron or the Chiron - these are prestige projects that cost them a lot.

Yes, there is a tiny market for these cars, but it’s the publicity, the pushing the limits, and the displaying of a “because we can” attitude that is important.

Pretty much the same here…

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Diamonds?
Gold?
That price markup is for the the 10 bolt neck.

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For that kind of bread that thing should bolt, string, and play itself while it makes coffee, vacuums the house, and washes the car.

And that’s just in the first hour.

Pick up the tempo, Diamond Bass! The goddamn house ain’t gonna paint itself!

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At that price, one would at least expect it to look nice.

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I’d pay sting to come and play it for me

Well, about that… apparently Mr Sting doesn’t know what you can get for your money these days :joy:

(was recently shared on TalkBass…)

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You can rest assured he paid a pretty penny for that vintage axe!

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Tell that the dude who wrote the caption :man_facepalming: :grin:

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The dude says nothing about the price of the ‘57 Fender P. He only mentions a “modern” bass guitar.

It’ll still cost a LOT more bread than I’d spend to buy an original vintage model P. :man_shrugging:

OK… uhm, I guess this horse is dead now… and I am not going to beat it anymore.

Sorry if this rubbed you the wrong way - wasn’t my intention :smile:

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No! Not at all, Joerg. Sorry if I came off that way.

I’m at work and preoccupied with other stuff that I wasn’t expecting. Grrrr!

No problem, my friend. I guess I should reply when I’m not facing crap at work. :joy:

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Not to worry! I was trying to be funny… that is usually when my problems start, with people around me looking bewildered :joy:

Take good care of that “crap”, Mike!

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:poop:

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Telecaster headstocks just look so much better to me than the standard Fender axe-heads :rofl:

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