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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-19-2003, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thoughts on using a trashed BC Rich 7

An ex band mate of mine trashed his 7 string Mockingbird at a bad gig, cracking the body and neck. I was wondering if it was worth buying the remnants cheap as a base for a custom 7 string?
Ideally I'd like to add the bits to an ATD body but I'm not sure that'll work. The BCR site lists the mockingbird 7 as having a 25.4" scale length and 25 frets, which sounds a bit odd?

Is this worth persuing or is it a waste of time? Given that the only salvagable bits would be the hardware & electronics (which probably aren't great quality).
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Depends.....if its cheap, bits like that are always handy to have!
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25.4" scale and 25 frets? That's very odd...
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Re: Thoughts on using a trashed BC Rich 7

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An ex band mate of mine trashed his 7 string Mockingbird at a bad gig, cracking the body and neck. I was wondering if it was worth buying the remnants cheap as a base for a custom 7 string?
Ideally I'd like to add the bits to an ATD body but I'm not sure that'll work. The BCR site lists the mockingbird 7 as having a 25.4" scale length and 25 frets, which sounds a bit odd?

Is this worth persuing or is it a waste of time? Given that the only salvagable bits would be the hardware & electronics (which probably aren't great quality).
I lurve Mocking Bird bodies .. Nudge Nudge Wink Wink

Not that i don't owe ya big time already :-) Mail me,I might have Another rg7620 neck in soon :-)

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25.4" scale and 25 frets? That's very odd...
That's what I thought..
But it's what the BC Rich site says: http://www.bcrich.com/mock/mockspecs.html


Rob - I'm still waiting for him to upload pics of the damage, I'll let you know when I get them. I'll remind him tonight because I'm going to see him play at Elektrowerkz in london.
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25.4" scale and 25 frets? That's very odd...
That's what I thought..
But it's what the BC Rich site says: http://www.bcrich.com/mock/mockspecs.html
It's true, check out this pic...weird:

http://www.guitarasylum.com/productp...h/mock7str.htm
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2003, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Here's a link to some pics of the trashed guitar (and my mate posing with the Warlock he got to replace it).
-=Broken Guitar=-

Apparently the locking nut is glued in place, which explains how it popped out of position without tearing out the bolts heh. The fretboard has come away from the neck too.
So it looks like maybe the neck is repairable, it's just the body that's cracked.
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That ain't no Warlock, that's Mick from Slipknot's signature model. Looks nice
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That ain't no Warlock, that's Mick from Slipknot's signature model. Looks nice
It's a Warlock shape though isn't it? I do like that shape, ever since a spoilt schoolfriend got one for christmas years ago, and then Tippexed (Tippex=WhiteOut in the US?) inverted crosses down the neck

Anyway. He's agreed to sell me the damaged Mockingbird for 50
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Dude i got Deja vu,i'm sure someone's already told me they got a trashed 7 string bcrich for 50

Seriously tho dude,I'm getting some blanks in the new year,maybe i can knock you up an RG/UV/JEM body in exchange for some bridge mounted thingame you sent ;-)

Good luck geeza,and the offer always stands :-)

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I do like that shape, ever since a spoilt schoolfriend got one for christmas years ago, and then Tippexed (Tippex=WhiteOut in the US?) inverted crosses down the neck
what kind of person is that??
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That ain't no Warlock, that's Mick from Slipknot's signature model. Looks nice
It's a Warlock shape though isn't it?
Yea, it's just not technically a Warlock model, it's a sig model

(yea, I'm just being an ass )
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-23-2003, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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what kind of person is that??
A drummer (with rich parents..)


Rob - That would be cool , but I got a reply from my godfather (not the jemsite user godfather heh) saying that he can make me one but I'll wait until he gets back to me with a price..
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