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NBD: BC Rich USA Warlock

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Justice, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    Here it is. Found it with the hard case for under $200. Have no idea how it plays or sounds. It needs a cleaning, new strings, a setup and the edges of the frets dressed from fingerboard shrinkage.

    Grover tuners, Dimarzio pickups (I think), Badass bridge. A few chips in the paint. Overall not in bad shape for a bass nearly 30 years old. I have sent an email to BC Rich asking for date of manufacture and any history they can provide.


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  2. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    more pics

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  3. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Under $200 for that bass is a frikkin steal.

    Log into this site. You'll get better answers to your questions than you will from BC Rich.
  4. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    That is a ****ing great deal. Great bass!
  5. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    Got it home and plugged it in. Everything works but the pots are scratchy. I need to get some deoxit and see if I can clear that up. Was not able to get to Guitar Center for new strings, maybe tomorrow. The current tone is similar to the bass from Sugarloaf's Green Eyed Lady, usable but I do not like the strings.

    This thing has been sitting for a while, evidenced by the dust that's collected on it in various places. I'll tear it down tomorrow and and give it the once over.

    Also, it's heavy!
  6. Gnarly, dude.
  7. Teacher


    May 3, 2012
    Rock on!
  8. Dluxe


    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Great deal!
  9. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    Got it cleaned up and put new strings on. I wanted to give the truss rod a little tweak but came to find that it is the nut type and not the allen wrench type and I had nothing that would fit it.

    Anyone know what might work?
  10. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    gibsons take a 5/16 in. socket, maybe bc rich copied that?
  11. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    That's pretty cool. Glad you found it. Does it have neck-dive at all?
  12. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    Agreed - nice score, OP...

    - georgestrings
  13. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    well,i registered there but never heard from them to get my account activated. have not heard anything back from BC Rich either...
  14. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    That site isn't as frisky as this one, but if it's been a delay of more than a few days, I'd be surprised. They'll get back to you. The knowledge base there is pretty deep, and they were helpful to me when I was looking for info.
  15. Dluxe


    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Facebook has a really good BC Rich page. Your best bet would be there. I believe it is B.C. Rich Junkies.
  16. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Congrats on your cool score.
  17. GBassNorth


    Dec 23, 2006
    Nice! Remember the bass must have at least 11 sharp points to qualify as a "best bass for Metal". :smug:
    10 won't do it, it has to go to 11 :bassist: (ST reference).
  18. Lorne


    Nov 21, 2005
    Devon U.K.
    Quarter inch truss rod wrench is required :)
  19. I thought this bass looked familiar, judging from the CL ad I take it things didn't work out with the bass?
  20. jcaffone


    Aug 3, 2012
    $200 that was a STEAL! Yeah any info your looking for can be found at the BC RICH Junkies Facebook page.