Phil Lesh - EYE OF HORUS
Legendary Bass Player of the Grateful Dead
Limited Edition of 10 Basses (Only 2 left)
|EYE OF HORUS FEATURES|
|Pickups||RITTER MASTER Quattrobucker|
|Electronics||Phil Lesh Custom Mid Para / 4 Coil Switch|
|Gurtpins||Schaller Security Locks|
|Tuners||RITTER BT Tuners - Custom made by Gotoh|
|Bridge||RITTER 3D Bridge + "Soundfin" String Attachment|
|Body Wood||Mahogany (One Piece)|
|Neck||Maple Bolt-on 3-Pieces|
|Special Features||BLUE Side and Front LEDs|
|Solid Silver "EYE OH HORUS" Inlay|
|Every Instrument comes with case, tools, and certification of authenticity. There's a lifetime limited Guarantee on each instrument.|
The Phil Lesh EYE OF HORUS is a 6-String Jupiter with a custom String Spacing (Bridge 74mm - Nut 44mm).
The Electronic setup: RITTER Quattrobucker 4-Coil Pickup combined with the RITTER MASTER ELECTRONICS.
Special Feature: EYE OF HORUS INLAY and Blue Side- and Front-LEDs.
Phil Lesh talking about his instrument in BASSPLAYER Magazine:
"This instrument is teaching me to play in an entirely different way." Lesh says of his radical new Ritter bass.
"This bass is like a revelation to me. It's like a Stradivarius- it speaks."
"It was made by Jens Ritter in a little town outside of Mannheim, Germany.
That's in Hesse, which is actually the part of Germany my ancestors came from.
I am not sure of the trail that led me to his website, but I was just surfing the Web - I wasn't looking for a new instrument- and I came across some reference to his instruments. I went to his website and was stunned by the look of these instruments. I saw this and just said to myself, that is the coolest-looking instrument I've ever seen - I want that! At that point I was just praying that it would sound good.
I talked to Jens on the phone, and went down to meet him at last year's NAMM show. I played a few of his instruments, and I loved their sound and how easy they were to play. So I commissioned two basses from him. The first one has a shiny black finish - I got that back in July- and this second one came just a few weeks ago."
"It's a unified concept, and very German his detail and execution.
The work is absolutely first-class. He fixes the neck to the body with ten humongous bolts. It's a very solid instrument that stays in tune very well, even though it's made out of wood.