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Mark Griffiths 'Sue Ryder' bass?

Postby glyn012003 » Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:12 pm

Did anyone buy one of the 'Sue Ryder' basses developed by Mark Griffiths circa 2009?
Came across this article: https://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/463 ... r-quality/
Would love to know if they were good - cursory reports I can see suggest very good guitars at a very cheap price!
Apparently the range was very extensive beyond the bass... "The Ryder comes in ten models – four solid-bodied electric, one semi-acoustic, two acoustic, two classical and an electric bass."
One or two other mentions here:
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -271104366
https://www.talkbass.com/threads/sue-ryder-rp-1.733986/
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Re: Mark Griffiths 'Sue Ryder' bass?

Postby George Geddes » Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:13 pm

Yup, I have one - the red version as used by MG on the Royal Variety Show. Got it from someone on one of the bass sites. He had bought one in each colour! He decided to sell the red one as it had a lacquer crack on the back. Cost me £40 plus shipping.

Plays as well as a Squier PB and at the price was a no-brainer!

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Re: Mark Griffiths 'Sue Ryder' bass?

Postby Iain Purdon » Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:39 am

Me too. Bought it from the Sue Ryder shop. I’ve gigged with it. Does the job.
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Re: Mark Griffiths 'Sue Ryder' bass?

Postby George Geddes » Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:10 pm

I went a bit daft back then. Started with a white Tele clone, after reading Noel Ford's glowing review on this site. Superb value, and still played from time to time. Then I decided to buy a Strat as well, this time in blue. At the time, I wasn't as impressed as with the Tele, though the blue colour was really nice. Neck seemed a wee bit chunkier than I was used to. However, dug it out a while back and decided I had misjudged it!

By the time I decided I needed a red bass to complete the set, they were sold out on the Sue Ryder site. Trawling around on the bass sites, where it was highly regarded, I found one for sale.

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Re: Mark Griffiths 'Sue Ryder' bass?

Postby glyn012003 » Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:02 pm

George Geddes wrote:Yup, I have one - the red version as used by MG on the Royal Variety Show. Got it from someone on one of the bass sites. He had bought one in each colour! He decided to sell the red one as it had a lacquer crack on the back. Cost me £40 plus shipping.

Plays as well as a Squier PB and at the price was a no-brainer!

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That's brilliant - and I had no idea one was on the Royal Variety Show! Thank you!!
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Re: Mark Griffiths 'Sue Ryder' bass?

Postby Iain Purdon » Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:40 am

Griff gave the Sue Ryder a terrific workout in that RVP. Just listen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZLzWhu_PE8

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Re: Mark Griffiths 'Sue Ryder' bass?

Postby glyn012003 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:22 am

Iain Purdon wrote:Griff gave the Sue Ryder a terrific workout in that RVP. Just listen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZLzWhu_PE8



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Re: Mark Griffiths 'Sue Ryder' bass?

Postby George Geddes » Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:05 pm

Here is a picture of the bass in question... Somewhere I have a photo ofthe three guitars. I will try and dig it out.

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Re: Mark Griffiths 'Sue Ryder' bass?

Postby George Geddes » Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:25 am

Ryder_trio.jpg


And here it is:

The 'patriotic trio' - red bass, white Tele, blue Strat...
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