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Acrylic BC Rich Mockingbird

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassRacer, Jun 12, 2001.


  1. BassRacer

    BassRacer

    Mar 22, 2001
    I just got a new Acrylic BC Rich Mockingbird. Let me start
    by saying, this thing was one heck of pain in the butt to
    setup, and it still needs a little tweeking. I am assuming
    it's the acrylic body, but the harmonics are a little screwy.
    Once setup though, she sings pretty sweetly, a lot better
    than I expected. The action is great, the feel of the neck
    is beautiful, and it has a killer sound. I bought it
    basically as a visual thing, to go along with my other Riches, but I am very pleased with it. But be warned, it is
    rather heavy, at almost 13 pounds.
     
  2. brewer9

    brewer9

    Jul 5, 2000
    I love it! What did it cost? How does it sound?
     
  3. musicians friend has them for $299
     
  4. BassRacer

    BassRacer

    Mar 22, 2001
    Where do you see them for $299 at Musicians Friend. All I see with them is the wood model for $399.
    As far as I know, there is only one dealer that
    has the acrylic basses, that Drum City/Guitar Land
    in Colorado. I paid just under $500.

    Like I said, I figure it's because of the acrylic body,
    but it's hard to setup. The intonation is tough to get. I still need to adjust the D and the G better,
    but even still, it sounds really killer. I just plugged
    it in, and right away got this nice "GUNKA GUNKA"
    Geezer Butler type sound.

    BassRacer
     
  5. BassRacer

    BassRacer

    Mar 22, 2001
    Here's another pic.
     
  6. Inside the back cover of the latest issue has them for 299
     
  7. BassRacer

    BassRacer

    Mar 22, 2001
    Well, I don't have the latest issue, so I'm not
    saying your wrong, but on there website, they
    only show and acrylic GUITAR for that price.
    They do NOT list an acrylic BASS at all.
    They do list the wooden Platinum Mockinbird bass, and that is $399.
     
  8. hmm, that's wierd, normally the website has the specials before the issue, it's in the close out section so you may wanna look in to it pretty soon cuz when they put something in there it gone
     
  9. oh crap, it's a bass, i didn't see the pictures, my bad
     
  10. BassRacer

    BassRacer

    Mar 22, 2001
    That's what I was trying to say, I have an acrylic
    BASS. If I had the guitar, I wouldn't really be
    posting about it in TalkBass.com.

    And again, from what I have been told, there is only
    the one dealer that has the basses. They told me
    that they had to special order them, and BC Rich is
    going to see how they sell.