SOLD BC Rich Mockingbird Bass 1981

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Fair Warning, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods!

    Mint 1981 BC Rich Mockingbird Bass, original, double reverse-P pickup orientation, original switches and electronics. Fantastic black finish, which is hard to believe is so nice since it is a 35 year old bass. Therefore, I believe the bass has had one very nice refinish job to it. The neck is straight and solid. Nice frets, so you can tell it has not been played much over the years. The brass bridge does show some oxidation, as well as the screws in each of the pickups. The electronics work perfectly, with the exception of a little scratchiness in some of the controls. The sound is bright and clear, just like an original old school BC Rich should. This bass, with its vast array of controls gives me the widest range of sound forming potential of any bass I have ever played.

    This bass is in fantastic shape, with a great low action, ready to rock!

    I am looking for $1600 for a quick sale, or will trade for another bass of equal value: BC Rich Eagle, EBMM Stingray, or ?

    Case is original and is a little scuffed up. Locks work w/keys included. Interior has a little bit of a musty smell to it.

    I will carefully package the bass/case and ship it to you FedEx Ground, with insurance. I will split the shipping charges with you.


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    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
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  2. DanBass

    DanBass Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2003
    Gainesville, FL
    Good God that is spectacular. GLWTS.
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  3. 9c1ny

    9c1ny Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    can you tell if it is maple or koa? any sign of stringers underneath the black?
  4. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods!

    I have no signs of imperfections to tell me one way or another. I kinda doubt its Koa. Ill take a look inside the electrical compartment and see what I can see.
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  5. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Central FL
    What's the weight on this guy? And nut width? I assume 34" scale.
  6. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods!

    Bumped......with a price reduction!
  7. abngourmet

    abngourmet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2004
    Weight? Nut width?

    And are you looking for a Stingray 4/5, and what color?
  8. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods!

    I'd be looking for Stingray 4 in Black, Tobacco Burst, White, Red or Red Burst, Rosewood Fretboard. H or HH...

    As for the Mockingbird, it is a 34" Scale, Not sure of the weight, but it is average with everything else I have, so maybe 9-9.5#. The Neck is more like a P width, so what is that, 1-5/8"?? Ill measure it when I get home.

    Thanks for your interest.
  9. abngourmet

    abngourmet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2004
    Alas, I have an Ernie Ball Family Reserve Stingray H, in Blue Sparkle, with an ebony fingerboard and roasted maple neck ... damn! ;-)
  10. Guygrooves

    Guygrooves Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    Albany NY
    FARG THATS HAWT!! Brings me back to my glory days. I had a Custom Double P Black Mocking Bird with Maple neck and "abortion headstock..Biggest mistake selling it off..Ive never seen another like it...Yours is a Beauty and makes me want to play some old school Metal! GLWTS
  11. DanBass

    DanBass Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2003
    Gainesville, FL
    How is this still for sale?! Seller is a class act, having dealt with him in the past - and this bass is just an absolute JEWEL... someone is going to be VERY HAPPY!!
  12. 9c1ny

    9c1ny Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    PM me your bottom on it, I am in the market, thanks
  13. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    The Mockingbird is one of the few "pointy" guitars/basses that I've always really liked. That thing is schweet!
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  14. +1 Stunning bass. Wish i had the coin.

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  15. Str8outtaline

    Str8outtaline Inactive

    Feb 23, 2016
    Hopefully this helps push the sale…Very versatile bass!!

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  16. PM me if still available thanks
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