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 Post subject: Re: Vintage BC Rich Basses
PostPosted: January 27th, 2015, 10:20 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Vintage BC Rich Basses
PostPosted: January 28th, 2015, 8:07 am 
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Brock wrote:
We all get busy PJ. Please know I wasn't picking on you - more like rooting for you!

I'm left handed & like unique things, so I'll share pics of my latest (preview above).
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Bass is an all original CUSTOM 31" scale (15.5" nut to 12th fret). 30 1/2" scale I've seen & played (they were 15.25"
nut to 12th fret). Gonna have to call this 1 of 1. Enjoy :D


Is this the one that Tom Tyner was selling on ebay last week? If so, you got a hell of a deal. What do those 4 switches below the chicken knob do?


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PostPosted: January 28th, 2015, 6:26 pm 
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Yes, the 1 & the same, PJ. I am very happy with this transaction! We even spent
an hour on the phone. He is a good guy! He would like his Wave in the book too,
so there's another to look forward to :D

Not sure what all the knobs & switches do yet. Maybe I'll find the chance this Sat
to go through it. (Lord, I hope so :arrow: )


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2015, 11:41 am 
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HOLY COW!!! That's a stunner!


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2015, 12:34 pm 
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I wrapped up my photo shoot yesterday and submitted images to Matt. Now the waiting begins...


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2015, 2:46 pm 
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Wow, what a stunner that bass is, congrats Brock- Matt had sent me an email about it but by the time I saw it, you'd already snagged it- which is good news as I'm sure Matt will want to get it into the book. I did send him pics of my lefty Riches a month or so back - so with PJ's stuff he should now have several to choose from!

Just curious- have any of you guys ever seen another lefty Gunslinger bass? I surfed around trying to locate even so much as a pic, and was surprised that I couldn't find another one mentioned anywhere...

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PostPosted: January 30th, 2015, 6:43 pm 
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"Just curious- have any of you guys ever seen another lefty Gunslinger bass?"

I have. I'm pretty sure Tom Tyner had a black or blue? one for sale a few years ago, but I can't remember which color it was.


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2015, 6:47 pm 
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Awesome PJMuck & Carmine!!!!! Yes, now we wait - well, I still have another photo shoot
to line up. But the spots are reserved. Matti wanted the custom Mock in the book (I have
no idea how many feelers he sent out). He has tracked down the original owner & has a
great story lined up! I wait for that too. It is good to know that someone in the family may
have gotten it if I could have resisted! But, I'm a sucker for Special & Custom Electronic
Packages on these things & got worried that the price might go up to - well, more than I
could afford.

I've always wanted to try a pair of Bill Lawrence humbuckers in a bass. I have 1 bass with
it in the bridge position & like it very much! Becky, who still carries the banner proudly, no
longer offers the right width.....

I have seen a left handed ST III - but, it is a guitar.


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage BC Rich Basses
PostPosted: February 1st, 2015, 1:23 pm 
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Figured you guys here should get the same thanks that Matti has expressed to all participants:

MattiMontreux » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:59 am

February 1, 2015

The 'Last Call and Deadline for Submissions' has expired.

To everyone that took the time, effort and passion to submit stories, anecdotes, photographs (old and professionally-executed), memorabilia items and more, I thank you.

THE VINTAGE B.C. RICH BOOK process is in full swing, pre-production. My editor and I have created a sequential rough draft timeline and we are going through the necessary steps for inclusions and submissions. I have a few more interviews with name players and more that were scheduled weeks ago and are underway (three this week).

Because of your help (you know who you are!), THE BOOK will be a beautiful, comprehensive and fact-filled journey of passion.... with the guitars and people that made history.

Bravo and Thank You,
Matti


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PostPosted: March 2nd, 2015, 11:18 pm 
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My lefty CUSTOM electronics are indeed unique. It is a stereo setup. The 4 switches at the bottom
are Phase, Series / Parallel for Neck then Bridge & Stereo / Mono. It is also a combination of the
Moser circuit & a Les Paul 2 Volume & 2 Tone circuit. The preamp volume is below the bridge & it's
on / off mini is separate from the other mini switches. The 6 position Varitone utilizes the other half
of the switch for the neck pickup with it's own separate circuit board for it's own set of caps.

I just finished the schematic for Matti's book! I will be including others as well.

My old schematic of the standard Moser circuit is below - A new 1 is in the works!
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PostPosted: March 4th, 2015, 8:41 am 
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Awesome job, Brock, it would take me months to figure that one out. :lol: In fact, one of the hardest parts of acquiring these old BC Riches is determining what was intended vs. what's been modified or working/not working correctly.


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PostPosted: March 13th, 2015, 12:53 am 
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Thanks PJMuck! That's my goal really, in doing these schematics: helping people to see what they
have. I don't want to explain what connects / disconnects when flipping a mini switch - knowing how
it all is supposed to be connected & then experimenting while playing will take care of that (I hope)!

I'm really excited about the new series of schematics I'm doing for these. They are standardized in
such a way that once you remove the cover & put your axe beside the drawing it becomes obvious!


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage BC Rich Basses
PostPosted: March 13th, 2015, 10:41 pm 
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I was gonna buy that one before I ended up buying the mock from you Pete! Beautiful bass. If you ever wanna have a bc rich jam and some coffee I'm always ready with my mockingbird ;)


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PostPosted: April 28th, 2015, 6:26 pm 
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I'm gonna go with MetalMilitia was talking to Pete the whole time: But, I do gotta add a bit of
info. My CUSTOM (thanks to all who commented, is indeed spectacular!!) will be going to the
original owner once the book is released. The entire story will be in the book!!!!


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PostPosted: August 13th, 2016, 11:53 am 
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Not a lefty sadly, but I wanted to contribute... Here's my BC Warlock from my righty days (about 4 months ago :roll: ) This heavy bastard helped me realize I needed to switch shoulders. Scored it for $100, traded it for a mint condition Sega Master System and a stack of games! :lol:


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