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1990 B.C. Rich Mockingbird Bass MB-857S Vintage PJ Bass Pink, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1990 B.C. Rich Mockingbird Bass model MB-857S in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Produced as part of the NJ (Nagoya, Japan) Series, this B.C. Rich features a rare custom color Day-Glo Pink finish, PJ pickup complement, maple body, “super wood” laminate neck, and an "ebonic" synthetic ebony fingerboard.

Weighing 9lbs 1oz, this MB-857S dishes out plenty of natural treble cut and punch, qualities faithfully captured by the PJ pickup configuration. The split-coil Precision-style neck pickup has ample thump and power, and the Jazz-style bridge position single coil has midrange cut and grind. This Mockingbird has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 45-100 roundwound strings, comfortable action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Super Wood (100 piece)
-Shape: Slender C, full shoulders, measuring .810” 1st fret, .935” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Ebonic, synthetic ebony
-Frets: Medium jumbo, faint wear on frets 1-6
-Scale Length: 34”
-Nut: 1 5/8”
-Tuners: R-stamped, black

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Pickups: PJ
-Harness: Two full-size Japanese pots (dating to 1989 and 1990), one replacement Alpha pot
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: BCR toploader bridge, knurled knobs  

The gloss Day-Glo Pink finish exhibits some fading from its stock shade on top, while the back is particularly bold and properly pink. There's light pick wear on the bass-side horn and along the pick path, faint buckle wear on the back, some small nicks from limited use, and minor chips along the body perimeter. The smooth satin finish on the neck profile is nigh flawless.

The original B.C. Rich-branded gigbag is included.