TRADED BC Rich Mockingbird USA - Trades Welcome -

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by darkcaptain29, Apr 13, 2018.


  1. darkcaptain29

    darkcaptain29 Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    San Diego CA
    Price:
    $800
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    California
    Hi TB,

    Up for sale is my recently acquired BC Rich Mockingbird Bass. It's a joy to play, but I just know it's not for me. This is an early 80's model and is all original aside from the finish. Bass looks much better than I had anticipated when I got it, as I did plan to refinish it, but I don't think it needs it at all. Dimarzio pickups and all electronics work. Still plays great and looks killer. Will ship in a nice Fender tweed gig bag.

    Open to all offers!

    $800 shipped to the lower 48
     

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    Last edited: May 24, 2018
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  2. manny rose

    manny rose

    Jan 26, 2018
    san diego
    don't these sell around 1800+ seems like a good price,any issues
     
  3. darkcaptain29

    darkcaptain29 Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    San Diego CA
    More photos!
     

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  4. weekend warrior

    weekend warrior Inactive

    Jul 2, 2009
    Grayling,MI.
    Don't forget the bridge recess job that was done on this Bass as well
     
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  5. darkcaptain29

    darkcaptain29 Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    San Diego CA
    Here are mods/issues this bass has.

    - The finish has been stripped but looks nice in person. I had planned on getting it refinished, but I only will now if it does not sell.
    - The bridge has been routed into the body to facilitate very low action and solid setups. Not the cleanest job, but not the worst by far. If you were not looking for it, you probably would not see it. The action can basically be set where ever you like now.
    - Grover tuner on the treble side has the middle screw top sheered off. No effect on the tuning stability or the tuner.
    - The serial number is missing due to the finish being stripped.
    - Low output from the Jazz pickup. I will get this sorted before it goes to its new owner. Everything else works perfectly, and honestly, it sounds great as is.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2018
  6. KillerEddie

    KillerEddie

    Aug 10, 2016
    Georgia
    I really dig the look of this one. I have plenty of them already but I’ll absolutely tell others that this is a fantastic deal on one of these. GLWTS
     
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  7. darkcaptain29

    darkcaptain29 Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    San Diego CA
    Thank you sir!
     
  8. darkcaptain29

    darkcaptain29 Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    San Diego CA
    Some detailed pictures
     

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  9. kosta_

    kosta_

    Mar 6, 2015
    This looks killer with that natural finish! What is the neck profile like on this? And is the truss rod still functional?
     
  10. darkcaptain29

    darkcaptain29 Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    San Diego CA
    Truss rid is completely functional, with no issues. The neck profile is very much P-Bass which I enjoy on this one as it feels substantial, but not like a baseball bat. The satin feel on the back of the neck is a big plus.
     
  11. darkcaptain29

    darkcaptain29 Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    San Diego CA
    Serial number has been located on the back of the headstock after more research. It is very faint but the first three numbers are 888 which dates this bass as an 84-85.
     
  12. masterbasser73

    masterbasser73

    Jul 21, 2011
    Florida
    Hi - I am really intrigued by all the controls...do you have a good handle on what they all do?
     
  13. darkcaptain29

    darkcaptain29 Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    San Diego CA
    Here is the control diagram that I found that is spot on. Too many tones to go over!
     

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  14. masterbasser73

    masterbasser73

    Jul 21, 2011
    Florida
    That is amazing control...reminds me of an old Alembic bass I read about where the designer commented "what the hell were we thinking?" - might have been McVie's bass...My opinion - seems like a great bass for a tone-hound...talk about fine tuning! It is beautiful!
     
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  15. elkkid2

    elkkid2

    Jan 2, 2012
    Rio Vista, Ca
    Hopefully, I'll sell something quick, so I can score this!
     
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  16. Ellery

    Ellery

    Mar 25, 2015
    Pardon my ignorance... what is the scale length?
     
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  17. darkcaptain29

    darkcaptain29 Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    San Diego CA
    No worries at all, its 34" scale
     
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  18. elkkid2

    elkkid2

    Jan 2, 2012
    Rio Vista, Ca
    Um...still working on it. It looks like I'll have to post more stuff for sale. --BUT--I'll be out of town for at least a week.
     
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  19. DRMF

    DRMF

    May 3, 2019
    If the new owner is interested in selling, let me know. Thanks, Greg
     
  20. iruyle

    iruyle Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Charlotte
    Yeah, like he said.
     
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