Dating a BC Rich by serial

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  1. Postulio

    Postulio Psychonaut

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    I have been trying to find out what year my BC Rich was made in, as I got it extremely cheap when it was on sale at a 2nd hand shop down here a few years ago.

    Its a platinum edition warlock, with a floyd rose trem and a normal headstock (Not one of those pointy devil ones).
    I read up on how to do it, but I still cant date my serial.
    I read this: Dating Your B.C. Rich Guitar | Dolphin Music
    And my serial is 19651. I know its definitely before 2000, but no idea when. 1999 Maybe?

    Help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Metal Ken

    Metal Ken Hates the Air

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    according to that link, it looks like a 2001?
     
  3. Postulio

    Postulio Psychonaut

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    Yeah maybe.
    The 19 in the serial confused me a little.

    I mainly want to know because I am selling it to buy a Schecter 7 string. So I just need all the info I can get on it :)


    Edit:
    "In the year 2000, they changed to the letters "BO" (Bolt On) and three digits (B0XXX)"
    Cant be a 2001 by the sounds of that, because I have a Bolt on neck
     
  4. Edroz

    Edroz new album soon!

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    yeah, i dunno man. B.C. Rich's serial numbers can be a little screwy sometimes. not surprising considering how many times the company has changed hands. Ed Roman didn't help things either when Class Axe went belly up and he bought all their remaining inventory, including a fuck load of bodies and necks and assembling and finishing them himself and passing them off as "real" B.C. Richs :noplease:


    my B.C. Rich Wrath USA is #C920178

    which leads me to believe it was the 178th made in '92 :shrug:. but who knows :lol:
     
  5. Lorne

    Lorne Stupid Bass player

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    Correct,178th made in 1992 by Class Axe:)
     
  6. thatgirlblu

    thatgirlblu New Member

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    I have a BC Rich Platinum series warlock 4 string bass....yes yes YES I know this is a forum about guitars not bass but this was one of the only links I found on google for "dating BC Rich by serial number" and I was hoping to find a topic on how to tell...
    So forgive me. I basically just signed up to see if someone could tell me what my bass serial # means it is 41200015. Thats all it says there is no letter it starts with or anything. Im new to this maybe Im reading something wrong idk. Someone let me know...?
     
  7. Lorne

    Lorne Stupid Bass player

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    You should have gone to

    BC Rich Players - An Online Community and Gallery Showcase

    Your bass was made in 2004:)
     
  8. Cheesebuiscut

    Cheesebuiscut Loves his Q-tuners

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    I wouldn't recommend dating a bc rich... you might get herpies.
     
  9. Gamba

    Gamba Elite Troop

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  10. TheSixthWheel

    TheSixthWheel bangetzit

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    Indeed. So this thread isn't about taking a virgin out on the town?
     
  11. thatgirlblu

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    Thank you :) Anything else I should know about it? I was actually thinking of selling it, didn't know what to set it at. I'll check out that link. Thanks again man.
     
  12. iruyle

    iruyle New Member

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    No luck on the BC Rich forum page so sorry for a misplaced post...
    Anyone here know how I can date a US ST3 bass?
    the serial is B2918 but I can't find anything that even resembles that sequence on any of the general serial info pages. They seem to mainly address the NJ's and even platinums. :nuts:
     
  13. Invocalyptic

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    Guys, I can't figure out my serial number.
    It's an NJ Series Korean made Ironbird
    SR#21401409
    Can anyone help me figure out when it was made?
    Thanks
     
  14. Lorne

    Lorne Stupid Bass player

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    2002
     
  15. Invocalyptic

    Invocalyptic New Member

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    Thanks =D
     
  16. Bellzemos

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    Mine is also Korean made I think, Ironbird - Platinum series. Can you tell me when it was made? S.N. is: 31122848

    Thanx!
     
  17. Lorne

    Lorne Stupid Bass player

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    2003
     
  18. Bellzemos

    Bellzemos New Member

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    Thank you! Do you think it's any good?
     
  19. Lorne

    Lorne Stupid Bass player

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    Not really for me to say,if YOU like it,that's all that matters surely:)
     
  20. necrobassist

    necrobassist New Member

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    i have a bc rich platinum edition warlock bass and its serial number is E628034, i was just wondering if anybody could tell me what year it was made in and any other additional information, thanks
     

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