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BC Rich Mockingbird Headstock refacing.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gene beauchamp, Jan 13, 2013.


  1. gene beauchamp

    gene beauchamp Supporting Member

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    Recently acquired a mockingbird and like many others I don't like the headstock logo.Inspired by what Johnk 10 did with the oldstyle look I come up with this. I chose black to tie it in with the hardware.I always like the big R but I didn't care much for the mahogany front. To each his own I say. So I come up with an easy way to modify your headstock without being a master craftsman. I talked to the creative cuts inlay guy on ebay and got a big R in abalone. Painted headstock with black laquer and put decal on and did 20 something coats of clear laquer over it. After about 10 coats I block sanded over the R with 400 grit to knock the raised portion down. The goal is to not feel the R. Than on the last few coats I wet sanded with 1500 grit in between coats. The last pic I did still needs one more sanding and polish. This looks as real as an inlay and took mainly a little patiance. I will post a final pick in the next day or so. Hope you like it.
     
  2. gene beauchamp

    gene beauchamp Supporting Member

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    Still a couple flaws that should sand out with last wet sanding
     
  3. KramerBassFan

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  4. darkstorm

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    Gives it a bit of a faked bc rich look though.
     
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  6. gene beauchamp

    gene beauchamp Supporting Member

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    Its ok. I chose black. It sure beats the new logo and you cant tell at all that the R is a decal.
     
  7. gene beauchamp

    gene beauchamp Supporting Member

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    Finished up with block wet sanding and a polish.I'm gonna polish it one more time in a week or so. I am very happy with the outcome.Hope you like.
     
  8. gene beauchamp

    gene beauchamp Supporting Member

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    gene beauchamp Supporting Member

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  10. burkorobe

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    Gives it a bit of a faked bc rich look though[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  11. gene beauchamp

    gene beauchamp Supporting Member

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    Do people really make fake bc riches?
     
  12. klaus486

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    I dig it. Always wanted one of those basses....
     
  13. gene beauchamp

    gene beauchamp Supporting Member

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    Thanks, I'm fighting the neck dive with ultralight tuners and strap button relocation.I almost modified the headstock to fix the problem.I got most of the dive fixed.
     
  14. John Schoen

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    I like what you did there.
    Yes, they put Fender and Rickenbacker logos on their BC Riches to make them look like something else. ;) I can't see anything wrong with putting a BC Rich logo on a BC Rich bass.
     
  15. gene beauchamp

    gene beauchamp Supporting Member

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    Thats how I felt about it. It seems a little pokey to say things like that. Thanks for the compliment.I was just trying to show people another way to achieve the look without having to be a woodworker,which I happen to be.
     

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