Pointy Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by afranks, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. afranks


    Jul 10, 2011
    Battle Creek, MI
    After watching a WASP vid on youtube [Wild Child], I am wondering how many still have their Black Widows, Warlocks, Iceman/Destroyers,ect. Do they still get played?

    For full discloser, I did have an Ibenez re-issue of the Iceman/Destroyer. Loved it, but had to sell it. I really loved that neck. Also, my frist guitar was a Westone star shape, white with a red lightning bolt. I think it made me play faster.

  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I'm pretty sure that Iceman and Destroyers are 2 different shapes/models.

    I have an 80s Destroyer PJ. I cannot wait to play it regularly... it's getting majorly overhauled and I keep having to set the project down for other things.
  3. afranks


    Jul 10, 2011
    Battle Creek, MI
    Your correct, they are two different models, thanks. I had the Iceman re-issue.

  4. Never owned any of the above mentioned basses, but did get to play a BC Rich Warlock that belonged to my guitarist. We were doing an 80s metal cover band. It was hard for me to play because I'm so short and the location of the top strap button put the bass in a position where I had to actually lunge at the first and second frets to reach them. It was cool to play but disappointing all at once!
  5. Dead Boy

    Dead Boy

    Jul 13, 2011
    Ottawa, Canada
    Endorsed Artist: WBGear.com and SIT Strings
    Played an iceman during sound check. Too sick. Def on the wish list.
  6. Shmandy


    Jul 7, 2011
    I had an Iceman as my backup for a while. Played alright. Serious neck dive issues though. Sold it for next to nothing because I was young and didn't realize that GC rips you off when you sell gear back to them.
  7. Lorne


    Nov 21, 2005
    Devon U.K.
    I have a few "Pointy" basses, including a replica of Blackie's Widow bass, and yep, they all get played


    My Ironbird and Warlock aren't in this pic though:)
  8. pilmat


    Jan 30, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    The top and bottom bass on the right look they have tuning pegs on the body (and they are not headless). What gives?

    P.S. the pic is ruined with the Yammy guitar:bag:
  9. Lorne


    Nov 21, 2005
    Devon U.K.
    The 2 basses with tuners on the bottom are Vintage B.C.Rich Bich 8 string basses, but, to me the 8 string sound is only novel for about 2 days, then it becomes boring, so I use them as 4 stringers, but I only buy the 8 string versions to give an excuse for the horrendous design of the rear of the bass

    Here is my 1985 Supreme, when it had 8 strings and the original bridge on it


    And that Yamaha "Guitar" is a BASS ! LOL, it is a John Myung mk1, I had a turqouise one as well, but sold it recently and bought the Spector amazingly cheap:)
  10. Funkinthetrunk

    Funkinthetrunk Registered User Supporting Member

    What...no Eagle? ;)
  11. Lorne


    Nov 21, 2005
    Devon U.K.
    I had one


    It has been decided for me, My thighs are too big for Eagle basses, I.E., the damn lower horn used to dig into my leg something chronic LOL
  12. Everybody knows pointy basses only sounded good in the 80's, and are even more obsolete than tube amps.:D






    Don't have these last 2 anymore. The white one was surprisingly good for a cheap bass, the other one sounded like poop on a stick.


  13. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    alas, I only have one pointy bass :(

    BUT, to make up for it, I still have a ****load of pointy HEADSTOCKED basses :)
  14. Lorne


    Nov 21, 2005
    Devon U.K.
    If you still own the white Bich 8, could you please send me more pictures and the serial # to


    So that I can add it to the Unofficial B.C.Rich serial number Archive

  15. Where's the serial located on these? I"ll have to dig it out and take a look. Everything but my Steinberger is packed away while I'm renovating the music room.
  16. Lorne


    Nov 21, 2005
    Devon U.K.
    It should be stamped into the rear of the headstock, although later ones have it stamped into the end of the fretboard:)
  17. i have a aria pro-2 xrb that gets a bit of use. its not pointy except the headstock.
  18. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    wow this is an old thread but I'm bumping it to show the pointy lovers another good example I got about a month ago :)
    1985 Takamine GB400
  19. Altarsmadness91


    Nov 1, 2012
    I know this thread is old, but I saw one those^^ basses the other day, that black and white one and I was wondering what make/model it is? :confused: