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The B.C. Rich Heritage Classic Mockingbird 4-string bass includes neck through design, AAA quilted Maple top and an ebony fingerboard with cloud inla...Click To Read More About This Product

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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)

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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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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BC Rich Mockingbird HC Bass

By Freo

from Undisclosed

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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'.

(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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Noisy Electronics

By JR-iXNnX

from North Brunswick, N.J.

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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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better bang for your buck!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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

I will never go a day in my life without picking up this guitar! When I first opened up the box, I was even more impressed than the by the pictures that made me want to buy it! I was disappointed by the fact that it was missing a saddle bridge off of one of the strings, but I called B.C. Rich directly and they shipped on out to me @ N/C! The color of the body is so great and the feel of the neck is great in your hands. You can't possibly beat the price either for a neck through bass!

 
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.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I think this bass is awesome!

By basslord

from Hiawassee,GA

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

I think this 4-string bass is awesome!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Owned one for 20 hours

By Rattlebone

from The Funny Farm, Ok.

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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.

      (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Ehh..

      By Pretty on the wall

      from Atlantic City NJ

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

      As soon as I saw this bass, I had to have it! It just looks awesome (in black transparent), and is packed with features. The pro's; it's fairly light, well balanced, has a wide tone, and is comfortable to play. The cons; the finish stinks and the grain pattern of my quilted maple top is no more beautiful then a sheet of plywood. The inlays are clouds? A bass this wicked should have skulls, not something from the care bears, and the 12th should be split. Very pretty, but too pricey for a bass with these flaws.

      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      not worth it

      By Gods Black Friend

      from none of your business

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

      I bought this bass a few weeks ago from a local shop, and at first I was pleased with it. After a while it just became a pain in the a**. The neck isn?t fast at all. The pick ups are decent same with the strings. I?m taking it back tomorrow to exchange it for something better. My advice is saving for something nicer or checks out a Peavey.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This Bass Rules !!!

      By K D Stix

      from Methuen Massachusettes

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      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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