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  • B.C. Rich

    The B.C. Rich Heritage Classic Mockingbird 4-string bass includes neck through design, AAA quilted Maple top and an ebony fingerboard with cloud inlays. This traditional looking bass is equipped with active EQ for greater clarity and punch, one master volume, one treble, one bass and one blend control.

    Features

    • Nato Body
    • Hard Maple Neck
    • Neck-thru Construction
    • Ebony Fingerboard
    • Traditional Bass Headstock
    • 34" Scale
    • 24 Jumbo Frets
    • Pearl Cloud Inlays
    • B.C. Rich P-style Bass Pickups
    • Deluxe Bass Bridge
     
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    B.C. RichHeritage Classic Mockingbird Bass
     
    4.0

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    BC Rich Mockingbird HC Bass

    This bass is all about the neck. It has a fantastic neck that is very different from any of my other guitars. It's wider and flatter and it feels "chunkier" or...Read complete review

    This bass is all about the neck. It has a fantastic neck that is very different from any of my other guitars. It's wider and flatter and it feels "chunkier" or "beefy-er".The frets have been well dressed and are smooth all along the neck binding. The ebony fret board is "silky" to the touch.Neck though basses have a different feel and this one is even more different. You can almost feel that neck going all the way through, from stem to stern.The pots are smooth and even and offer me just a little resistance when I turn them. I like that. I don't want a pot to move at the slightest breeze.You get Volume, Presence, High EQ, and Low EQ for potentiometers. The tuners are firm and smooth and hold fast.The bridge is think and heavy.The finish is beautiful.The two sets of Precision style pickups are hot. With the pot configuration on this bass, you get quite a few sonic variations in tone. The bass is not balanced. The body is too light and the neck wants to constantly level it's self with the horizon.The position of the front strap button behind the upper horn, causes the guitar to tip slightly away from your body.So if you like to watch your fingers on the fret board, those days are gone if you play this bass.It also means you'd better put strap locks on it right away.Because the headstock constantly wants to move further away from you, you have to really reach out there with your left hand to get to that first 'F'.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Some positives and some negatives

    On the good side of things, i was surprised that this bass was so easy to play as far as feel and action.I left the set-up as it came. This is actually the third...Read complete review

    On the good side of things, i was surprised that this bass was so easy to play as far as feel and action.I left the set-up as it came. This is actually the third Mockingbird i've owned, so for some reason (probably the nato body) it seems heavier than the others.It has one or two nice tones i would use, but otherwise the active electronics are way to bright for my taste. The lacquer finish seems to scratch and smear fairly easy and attracks alot of dust.Overall workmanship leaves alot of little imperfections as far as a finished product (sharp frets,stain over-run,loose screw).I would gladly have payed double to have it more like my older US made bass as far as weight and over all craftsmanship, because although some people complain about neck dive, it doesnt bother me and the overall shape and feel does allow for very fast licks.

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    3.0

    Some positives and some negatives

    By RW65

    from New York

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Bridge
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about B.C. Rich Heritage Classic Mockingbird Bass:

    On the good side of things, i was surprised that this bass was so easy to play as far as feel and action.I left the set-up as it came. This is actually the third Mockingbird i've owned, so for some reason (probably the nato body) it seems heavier than the others.It has one or two nice tones i would use, but otherwise the active electronics are way to bright for my taste. The lacquer finish seems to scratch and smear fairly easy and attracks alot of dust.Overall workmanship leaves alot of little imperfections as far as a finished product (sharp frets,stain over-run,loose screw).I would gladly have payed double to have it more like my older US made bass as far as weight and over all craftsmanship, because although some people complain about neck dive, it doesnt bother me and the overall shape and feel does allow for very fast licks.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I think this bass is awesome!

    Comments about B.C. Rich Heritage Classic Mockingbird Bass:

    I think this 4-string bass is awesome!

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Owned one for 20 hours

    By Rattlebone

    from The Funny Farm, Ok.

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

        Comments about B.C. Rich Heritage Classic Mockingbird Bass:

        Electronics didn't work out of the box & in person it looked cheesy.I wanted to like this bass too,but the workmanship was poor.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BC Rich Mockingbird HC Bass

        By Freo

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about B.C. Rich Heritage Classic Mockingbird Bass:

        This bass is all about the neck. It has a fantastic neck that is very different from any of my other guitars. It's wider and flatter and it feels "chunkier" or "beefy-er".The frets have been well dressed and are smooth all along the neck binding. The ebony fret board is "silky" to the touch.Neck though basses have a different feel and this one is even more different. You can almost feel that neck going all the way through, from stem to stern.The pots are smooth and even and offer me just a little resistance when I turn them. I like that. I don't want a pot to move at the slightest breeze.You get Volume, Presence, High EQ, and Low EQ for potentiometers. The tuners are firm and smooth and hold fast.The bridge is think and heavy.The finish is beautiful.The two sets of Precision style pickups are hot. With the pot configuration on this bass, you get quite a few sonic variations in tone. The bass is not balanced. The body is too light and the neck wants to constantly level it's self with the horizon.The position of the front strap button behind the upper horn, causes the guitar to tip slightly away from your body.So if you like to watch your fingers on the fret board, those days are gone if you play this bass.It also means you'd better put strap locks on it right away.Because the headstock constantly wants to move further away from you, you have to really reach out there with your left hand to get to that first 'F'.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Noisy Electronics

        By JR-iXNnX

        from North Brunswick, N.J.

        Comments about B.C. Rich Heritage Classic Mockingbird Bass:

        The first one I received didn't play at all, and the second one had a very noisy treble control. I changed the 9V, then had a technician look at it. He couldn't find any problem. I returned it for a refund. Too bad, it looked and played great.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This Bass Rules !!!

        By K D Stix

        from Methuen Massachusettes

        Comments about B.C. Rich Heritage Classic Mockingbird Bass:

        I bought this bass a few months back. I have been playing for about 30 years , and have played mostly Ibanez. But have also played Shector , Rick's , Yamaha's , and other's. My favorite bass until I played this one was my Rick 4001. I sold it and bought this bas . Not just because of it's look's. But also because of it's silk plyability and bottom end. I use it with my SVT ampeg and it shakes the entire house. To the point dishes rattle up stairs. Not because of just the amp. This bass has tons of bottom end . That will rock your socks off. I am no Geezer Butler . But with this bass the intro bass solo to NIB that I do. Never sounded better. The price is ok for the punch also.Get this bass now. If your a serious rocker !!

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        5.0

        ranger

        By ranger

        from montana

        Comments about B.C. Rich Heritage Classic Mockingbird Bass:

        This bass Does play well and the pickups are nice.The only thing I didn't like about it is that thefront sling attachment was in the rear of the body; making the heavy neck pull down. This put alot of strain on my forearm. So, I relocated the front sling attachment underneath the top bow of the body and it really Rocks now. I placed some 40-95 strings on it..and now I play it like a six string.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Almost a 10

        By Bass player 4 life

        from Peoria, IL

        Comments about B.C. Rich Heritage Classic Mockingbird Bass:

        I fell in love with the looks of this bass the first time I saw it. It is absolutely beautiful in shape and finish. It is a really nice tribute to the originals from the 70's. It plays as good as it looks. Active pick ups would have been a nice touch but not necessary. The only flaw I have with it and is keeping me from buying one is it is very unbalanced and the head dives straight for the floor when you let go of the neck. I'm still considering it and I probably will buy it and live with it's one flaw.

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        5.0

        This thing KILLS!

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about B.C. Rich Heritage Classic Mockingbird Bass:

        The only reason I didn't give this a 10 on quality is it has some very, very minor finish flubs. Other than that, this thing rules. It plays effortlessly, the tone it gets is really versitle. It goes from really thick and boomy to almost acoustic sounding. The frets on mine are extremely well dressed. (oh,yes, it does look cool) the neck is a bit chunky, but I find it really helps me anchor. The action would almost be too fast without that! The bottom line is B.C. rich in reality really does make great guitars.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Mock the Mockingbird

        By Rev. Bigg Dogg (Nick C.)

        from Kalamazoo, Michigan

        Comments about B.C. Rich Heritage Classic Mockingbird Bass:

        I took one of these for a ride last night. The Mockingbird Heritage Classic is a beautiful bass. On looks alone I would give it a 10. The tone is pretty solid and great for rock and blues. Not a whole lot of tone options but workable. The neck is really fat. I like a wider, oval, flatter neck. This thing is like a baseball bat. Quite sturdy though (I have small hands). For a neck thru it is very light. Too light. I like my bottom heavy. I play an all maple neck thru. This guitar is too light for my tastes. You might like it. Easy on the back. The neck does tend to dive on you. It is not too hard to hold up but that would cramp my style. All said and done, for the price, it is a very nice bass. The finish on the black one is stunning. It is just too light for me. If it had maple wings, I would have walked out with it.

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