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1990 B.C. Rich Warlock Bass NJ Series WB-857 Vintage PJ White, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1990 B.C. Rich Warlock bass model WB-857 in 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original gigbag. This Warlock bass features a versatile PJ pickup complement, alder body, “Super 2100” laminate neck, and a synthetic ebony "ebonic" fingerboard.

The versatile PJ pickup complement delivers midrange-forward attack and burp from the bridge single coil, to thicker growl via the split-coil P-style pickup in the neck position. This Warlock bass weighs 8lbs 12oz, 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, and the medium C-shaped profile carve has good shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .845” deep at the 1st fret and .940” at the 12th. The ebonic fretboard has a glassy articulation akin to ebony, and the medium jumbo fretwire shows virtually no wear, playing cleanly up the 34” scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The nut measures 1 5/8“ in width, and on the headstock, the “R”-stamped tuning machines turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch.

All of the electronics function as intended, with the pickups governed by independent Volume controls, a Master Tone knob, and a three-way selector switch, and the original full-size Japanese pots have date codes ranging from ‘87-’90. The black-plated hardware includes the dome-topped knurled knobs and the rugged, B.C. Rich-branded toploader bridge.

There's light yellowing in the clear coat of the White gloss, with a few tan lines from previously removed stickers on the body, as well as a small area of subtle texturing in the finish on the top at the bass-side waist. Cosmetic wear includes chipped areas on the lower bout body points (very common on Warlock body shapes), very light buckle rash on the back, and a handful of minor dings and finish scratches on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its smooth satin finish.

The original B.C. Rich-branded padded faux leather gigbag is included.