So, is BC Rich officially dead?

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  1. stevexc

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    All I'm getting from this thread is that Vinnie Vincent discontinued Hide's 11-polepiece pickups.
     
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    Yes, may we return to our cloistered ruins to contemplate the meaning of the greatest question of all time. Which wouldst be greater the Ironbird or the Stealth which begat him?
     
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    someone add a poll...

    1 vote for steath
     
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    Speaking of Ironbirds... Just saw this on the B.C. Rich: U.S. custom shop Facebook page.

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    I believe this is the first B.C. Rich electric guitar that I've seen without any volume/tone knobs.
     
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    AD1B7EBA-6E07-41D6-8446-083130D538D9.jpeg 7747BA09-D231-4032-816F-0418CFD7065C.jpeg I still say the “early” harpoon headstocks are the best looking...I’m lucky to have an ‘86 usa Ironbird with a harpoon that I’ve had since ‘94 that I’m refinishing right now. NJ series (Japanese, and SOME Korean) Ironbirds from ‘84-‘92 can SOMETIMES be found with these headstocks as well -and they are the rarest and coolest looking IMO
     
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    That Tony Iommi Ironbird is the one I always lusted for a right handed version of.
     
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    This seems like a nice place to put this....
     

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    Those early NJ’s are some of the best shred guitars for the money to this day
     
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    They really are. my 85 NJ ST plays better than my Rg550 and is interesting in that its a 24.625 strat. the pickups arn't great but thats an easy fix.
     
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    That plus a very stout kahler addiction led to those three and a mock that is going to get a new kahler or refinish and back to quad not sure yet. Oh and a Warlock neck that needs a new rod and board.
     
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    All early BC Rich’s had weird scale lengths...they’re always somewhere between 24.5” and 25.75” lol
     
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    Those are yours?...nice!!
     
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    Yup been nabbing them up since the early 2000s when the prices were low lol

    And thanks
     
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    Cool, I’m retopping my ‘86 harpoon usa Ironbird as we speak. I sold a handful of NJ’s over the years that I wish I still had. I’ll never part with my Ironbird, it’s the only BCR I’ve kept over the years
     
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    Show everyone the top you have picked for it. It looks pretty stellar.
     
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    My phone won’t compress my pics...go ahead, throw it up (just kill the audio lol)...I’ll definitely put up some pics of the build and a NGD when it’s done
     
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    Thanks, I’m super proud of that piece...one of the nicest slabs of curly black walnut I’ve ever seen, it’s going to look unreal bookmatched
     
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