HiTTER CORA LATE LOUNGE 4 PRICE
£6,448
GEAR
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palette of so u n d s and at this so rt of price, the player sho uld
e xp e ct p len ty o f variation T h e ja ck so ck e t is re c e s se d into
the rear of the body and, d e sp ite m y initial th o u gh ts of 'w h y is
that there?', it d o e sn 't g e t in the way. Th e battery co m p a rtm en ts
are of the fliptop varie ty for e a se of u se, w h ile the control ca vity is
w ell sh ie ld ed and tidily laid out.
PLAYABILITY AND SOUNDS
From the m om ent you first play this bass, it reso n ates M aple will
accentuate the bounce and resonant capabilities of the instrum ent,
but it's really guite surprising to the degree that sustain and attack
are prevalent. It's good to se e that the Cora's stunning looks are
m atched by stunning playability. The ebony fingerboard adds depth
to the natural tone and tem p ers the exuberant b righ tn ess of the
m aple body. The depth of tone and natural clarity are very appealing
and acoustically, the b a ss exhibits a bell-like guality w ith a
pow erfully defined fundam ental tone.
P lu g g in g in sh o w s w h a t th is b a ss is really cap ab le
of. Th e Cora is truly an all-rounder that in vites
co n fid en t playing. T h ere's no lack of bottom end,
but the E Q h e lp s to tig h ten th is up w h ile the mid
control a d d s so m e authority, givin g the in stru m en t
a rich punch w ith o u t being e xtre m e or harsh. The
treble E Q is a lso su ita b ly w ell tuned, o ffering a
c ris p n e s s that sla p p e rs w ill like a lot. Pan ning a c ro ss
both p icku p s, there is no lack o f tonal o p tio n s w h ile
each strin g so u n d s stro n g and fo cu se d . Both p icku p s
offer the individual to n e s I w ou ld e xp e ct to find,
but the o verall d e live ry re m a in s refin ed , pu nchy
and vib ran t at all tim e s. R o cke rs m ay th in k that
the Cora so u n d s too clinical to appeal to th em ,
but a ssu m in g you have the m o n ey and the
v isu a ls appeal to you , th is b a ss w o u ld n 't so u n d
out of place in a ro ck band as it h a s the po w er and
d efin itio n to do the job.
CONCLUSION
T h is really is a great
b a ss to play: a v e ry
enjo yable e xp e rie n ce
indeed. V isu a lly the
Cora ju m p s o ut at you,
sc re a m in g 'P lay m e !' and
it d e s e rv e s to be played
- often! It's far too go od
a p ie ce to be hung on a
w all to be ad m ired , or
stu ck aw ay in its ca se . A n d
that's the rub: at ju st under
£ 6 ,5 0 0 , w ou ld you be
happy to risk ta kin g it out
and u sin g it? Th en again , if
you can afford a b a ss like
th is, a re la cgu er - sh o u ld
you ever need o ne - w ould
be m o n ey w ell sp e n t to
p ro tect your in vestm en t.
C o n sid e rin g
h o w gu ickly
Je n s R itter's
in stru m e n ts
are pu rchased
after their
a n n o u n ce m en t,
there is no lack
of players
w illin g to
p u rch ase
them . Go
on - treat
y o u rse lf! H
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PRICE
I £6,448
MADE IN
I Germany
BODY
I One-piece flame maple
NECK
I Three-piece maple
FINGERBOARD
| Ebony
PICKUPS
| Master Ritter Slimbuckers x 2
ELECTRONICS
| Active three-band EQ Ritter
C3 circuit
CONTROLS
| Volume, pickup pan, bass/
treble stacked, mid
TUNERS
| Ritter BT (custom made by Gotoh)
BRIDGE
| Ritter 3D/B1 string attachment
NUT WIDTH
| 39mm
NECK JOIN
| Bolt-on, five-bolt
s CALE Len g th
| 33.3" (845 mm)
FRETS
| 21
wEIGHT
| 3.7kg (8.1lb)
le ft h a n d m o d el a v a il a b l e ?
Yes
GIGBAG/CAs E in clu d ed
| Hardcase
WHAT WE THINK
PLus
| The Cora has it all - great looks,
fine craftsmanship, supreme playability
and a tonal palette to match. Extremely
comfortable to play, you w ill always w ant to
pick it up and play it
MINus
| The price tag limits its potential
audience, but you're buying quality, and
quality costs
o v e r a ll
| Bags of 'wow!' factor, tones
to die fo r.
.. w hats not to like, assuming
you're rich enough?
BGM RATING
BUILD QUAUTY
SOUND QUALITY
VALUE
0 4 6
B A S S G UITAR M A G AZ IN E
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