NBD Fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 9c1ny, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. 9c1ny

    9c1ny Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    guarantee you have never seen one exactly like this

    1985 BC Rich Eagle, was displayed at NAMM 1986

    Mahogany body, maple neck, ebony board, Badass bridge, Grover tuners

    Lace Sensor pickups from the factory , was Don Lace's personal bass.

    Ended up practically unplayed, sold, stripped of all hardware and electronics and sat for years.

    Recently was put back together with all factory parts and came my way, plays amazing

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  2. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    well it sure is a pretty one --- and with interesting curves --- but it's a fretless so i'm sure it's superior in the best ways! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  3. Wow! Is that one of one? Very cool!
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  4. 9c1ny

    9c1ny Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    yes I'm sure there's not another exactly like it
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  5. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    Cool, I like the Eagle shape (probably my favourite BC Rich body shape)

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  6. BoomBoomOGTL

    BoomBoomOGTL Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2012
    York SC
    Very cool. Enjoy it!
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  7. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    That is awesome! Enjoy! Nice catch. Plus no fret buzz!
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  8. WillyW

    WillyW l’art pour l’art, fonction de baise

    Dec 10, 2019
    That makes 4 fretless Eagles that I know of!


    mine is an 80

  9. luciens


    Feb 9, 2020
    That is retro for sure, super nice!
    Got something going on with that E string saddle at the bridge, tho.....

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  10. 9c1ny

    9c1ny Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    It just needs to be set up. Have some new strings on the way, I'll get it done soon
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  11. Love the bass and I love the room!
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  12. Now that is something you don't see every day.
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  13. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

    Incredible!...and that matching reverse headstock...:drool:
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  14. Matty Koff

    Matty Koff Inactive

    Aug 21, 2014
    I'm so not a fan of B.C. Rich, but this bass in particular looks spectacular. Hope it sounds as good as it looks.
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  15. equill


    Nov 25, 2010
    That's one lovely-looking instrument!
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  16. Koshchei


    Mar 17, 2019
    Peterborough, ON
    Cool! Though I don't get why they went with an Ironbird headstock. Probably because it was 1986 :D

    Enjoy the hell out of that incredible instrument!
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  17. misterCRUSH

    misterCRUSH It's all jazz...it's ALL jazz...

    Dec 27, 2015
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
    I think it's especially cool that you know so much of the back story. That's very interesting. Enjoy!!
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  18. luciens


    Feb 9, 2020
    K, if I was a betting man, I'd say the saddle is just popped up and jammed in its groove, but hopefully there's no damage. I don't know if you can get those saddles anymore. But it's probably repairable even if there is something bent, chipped etc....

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  19. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Whoa, nice! Enjoy!
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  20. SunByrne

    SunByrne trained monkey Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    Pearland, TX
    That, good sir, is sexy AF. :drool:

    Congrats and enjoy!
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