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 Post subject: Help with ID
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:32 pm 
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https://www.snapfish.com/photo-gift/sha ... 0/SNAPFISH

Came across this guitar. Would love to know the model and a value. I have only saw this pick and I hopefully will have the guitar in my hands soon. Any help is much appreciated.


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 Post subject: Help with ID
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:47 pm 
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Does it have a standard nut? Prob a XL-6 or something.
What’s the serial #?
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 Post subject: Help with ID
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:37 am 
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Welcome.

Body doesn´t look like a Kramer at all scratch_head .

Since you already bought it you know its value shrug .

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 Post subject: Help with ID
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:00 am 
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It’s a B.C. Rich Body Kramer neck. Needs some work but for 100 bucks I can build a Frankenstein. The case is worth the 100 bucks. The neck is from a zx30 and with some action work would make a very fast neck. I’ll probably nix The Floyd and try to hardtail the guitar in some way, or the other option is getting a locking but but again I have never been able to keep a Floyd Rose in tune. Maybe there is a trick that I don’t know, how did all those guys in the 80’s stay in tune, I guess that’s why they switched guitars so much on stage.


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 Post subject: Help with ID
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:34 am 
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KOinKY wrote:
..., how did all those guys in the 80’s stay in tune, I guess that’s why they switched guitars so much on stage.


Because of the Floyd Rose Tremolo they used. When it comes to tuning stability there is nothing that beats a system where the strings are locked on the bridge AND the nut a.k.a. double-locking-system.

There is no secret behind the correct set-up of a double-locking tremolo-system - in fact that is probably one of the best documented things in guitar-diy on YT nowadays imo. And again - a correctly installed and set-up Floyd NEVER lets you down.

Btw: I can´t remember any more excessive guitar switching on-stage in the 1980s than there is today because of different guitars for different tunings mostly shrug .

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:11 am 
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They did switch them more often back then, just to show off.


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 Post subject: Help with ID
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:03 pm 
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Are you sure that is a BC Rich body? I have a maple USA ST3, and the contours look a little different, and I believe also the controls are different.
If that is a legit BC Rich body, and depending on what type, then I might be willing to trade you for a Kramer body, or maybe strat body good for a Frankie, maybe something with standard Fender tremolo holes that you could just convert to hard tail. Let me know, or I guess if there is interest, first I would need to establish what type of body that really is. What neck plate is on there?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:48 pm 
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Plate says B.C. Rich B 5135 LA California USA

https://www.snapfish.com/photo-gift/sha ... 0/SNAPFISH


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 Post subject: Help with ID
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:51 pm 
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That plate looks correct, and at closer look, the body counters might have fooled me because of camera angle. In any event, I would be interested in talking to you about potential trade for bodies and also hardware if you need it. I've got a few Kramer bodies in various configurations, also have some super clean strat-style bodies from both Kramer and Fender. Can include whatever hardware you might need to help complete your build and get us to a fair trade.

Basically I've got an extra BC Rich neck that needs a body, and I've got some Kramer and Fender bodies that need necks, so depending on what you want to end up with, this could work well both ways.
Let's take it to PM if you are interested to talk further. If so, then why don't you throw out some ideas about what you would like to end up with in terms of body style and configuration of pickup(s) and bridge, and I'll see what I have that matches up.

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 Post subject: Help with ID
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:25 am 
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KOinKY wrote:
Plate says B.C. Rich B 5135 LA California USA

https://www.snapfish.com/photo-gift/sha ... 0/SNAPFISH


My best guess is this is a B.C. Rich ST-3 (NJ series MIJ) body from around 1985/86 - they came with Kahler Flyers and some sort of Lic. OFR.

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