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1989 B.C. Rich NJ Series II Warlock Bass Fluorescent Green, Bobby Dall Poison, Japan


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Up for sale, a circa 1989 B.C. Rich NJ Series II Warlock bass, honestly played and in perfect working order. From the NJ Series II (short for Nagoya, Japan), this finely crafted Warlock bass features a pair of split-coil pickups and a Fluorescent Green finish with matching headstock. This Warlock bass is also very reminiscent of the instruments played frequently by Poison’s Bobby Dall throughout the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.

With an alder body, “Super 2100” laminate neck, and thick slab ebonic (synthetic ebony) fretboard, this Warlock bass has a naturally resonant acoustic platform with a clear, cutting quality and plenty of punch and heft on tap. The stock pair of split coil Precision-style pickups can conjure aggressive growl and punch, metering in the 11k ohms range, and the pickup Blend knob enables the user to find an ideal balance of bridge pickup grind and neck pickup girth. This Warlock bass weighs 8lbs 9oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 45-100 roundwound strings, easy-playing action, and accurate intonation.

The satin-finished “Super 2100” neck is BC Rich's labor intensive and quite rare "100 piece" design, sporting a moderately slender C-shaped profile carve with good shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .820” deep at the 1st fret and .925” at the 12th. The thick slab ebonic fretboard has a 9 1/2“ radius, effectively capturing the glassy articulation of genuine ebony, and the medium jumbo fretwire shows only faint wear on the crowns of frets 1-4. This bass plays cleanly up the 34” scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod, and the nut measures 1 5/8“ in width. On the matching headstock, the “R” tuners turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch.

All of the electronics function as intended; the pickups are wired to the stock harness with untouched solder joints, and the control configuration comprises Master Volume and Tone knobs with a center-detent Pickup Blend control. Black-plated hardware includes the dome-topped knurled knobs and the heavy-duty toploader bridge.

The gloss Fluorescent Green finish is neon-bright, with finish chips on the lower body points, buckle rash across the back, and a number of minor dings and finish scratches on the body as a whole consistent with honest use.

The original form-fit faux leather gigbag is included.