I miss having an Ironbird.

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I miss having an Ironbird.

Postby Lavabug » 03 Dec 2016, 18:40

So. Fucking. Much. Easily the most comfortable body shape to play standing IMO. 
 
Selling/trading away my old NJ years ago is something I still regret to this day. The neck on it was really fast, despite the gloss finish. 
 
I've been scouring ebay and reverb for months for one and I've not found a decent one with a floyd, at least not selling for a sensible price.
 
I'm considering getting a luthier to build me a body and scavenging for a BCR neck and parts if I don't find one in the coming months. Out of curiosity, anyone have one they're willing to part with?
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Re: I miss having an Ironbird.

Postby shadowalk » 04 Dec 2016, 21:28

I remember being really fascinated by the B.C. Rich Beast when I was younger, upon seeing those last few Deicide videos with the Hoffman brothers. Until the day I tried out one and gawd... :oldryan: Nowadays, I'm totally biased on the Ibanez RG body shape/neck profile. :redneck:
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Re: I miss having an Ironbird.

Postby Lavabug » 05 Dec 2016, 09:11

This just popped up and I'm tempted to grab it and finish it up myself, but I can't get over the glam paint job and the 22 frets:
https://reverb.com/item/3540116-bc-rich-vintage-usa-ironbird-80-s-blue-snake-skin
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Re: I miss having an Ironbird.

Postby Uni777 » 06 Dec 2016, 16:04

Where do you live nowadays? I've been selling most of mine since i have my sevenstring one.
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Re: I miss having an Ironbird.

Postby Lavabug » 06 Dec 2016, 18:45

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Where do you live nowadays? I've been selling most of mine since i have my sevenstring one.
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WV. Which ones you still got? I remember you had that shorter scale blue NJ one.
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Re: I miss having an Ironbird.

Postby Uni777 » 07 Dec 2016, 13:45

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WV. Which ones you still got? I remember you had that shorter scale blue NJ one.
 
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That is one of the few left. Next to that i still have that '85 US-series neckthru, and a old '88 Platinum one.
Used to have nine of them :redneck:
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Re: I miss having an Ironbird.

Postby horse dealies » 07 Dec 2016, 20:03

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Re: I miss having an Ironbird.

Postby Lavabug » 07 Dec 2016, 23:37

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Where do you live nowadays? I've been selling most of mine since i have my sevenstring one.
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WV. Which ones you still got? I remember you had that shorter scale blue NJ one.
 
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That is one of the few left. Next to that i still have that '85 US-series neckthru, and a old '88 Platinum one.
Used to have nine of them :redneck:
 
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24 5/8" right? That's less than a les paul, I bet that wouldn't handle BEADF#B well. Is the 85 US that one with the kahler and the R headstock, with a wood veneer? Got pics?
 
I'm talking to a luthier student in the UK that I made friends with that agreed to build me a neck thru Ironbird for not a lot of money, and I think he's legit.  :shock: Will see where this goes...
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Re: I miss having an Ironbird.

Postby Hitoshura » 08 Dec 2016, 01:34

save up like $5000 and commission one from daemoness!
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Re: I miss having an Ironbird.

Postby Uni777 » 08 Dec 2016, 02:45

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Where do you live nowadays? I've been selling most of mine since i have my sevenstring one.
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WV. Which ones you still got? I remember you had that shorter scale blue NJ one.
 
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That is one of the few left. Next to that i still have that '85 US-series neckthru, and a old '88 Platinum one.
Used to have nine of them :redneck:
 
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24 5/8" right? That's less than a les paul, I bet that wouldn't handle BEADF#B well. Is the 85 US that one with the kahler and the R headstock, with a wood veneer? Got pics?
 
I'm talking to a luthier student in the UK that I made friends with that agreed to build me a neck thru Ironbird for not a lot of money, and I think he's legit.  :shock: Will see where this goes...
 
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They all are 24 5/8. The US-series seemed even a fraction shorter when i measured it. Nice guitar. Thats the only one i'll not get rid of.
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Re: I miss having an Ironbird.

Postby Lavabug » 09 Dec 2016, 09:20

The Korean made NJ from the 2000's I had was actually 25.5", I believe it was you who showed me a magazine ad of my specific model that also came in trans red and blue. What finish does your platinum have?
 
For this build, I'm thinking: 7-string mark I shape, neck thru, reverse headstock...
 
Apparently BCR made least one of these at some point, one of the members of Portal played one allegedly: 
 
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h156/ ... 120963.jpg
 
EDIT: Just found that old thread where you posted your axes Uni, that pre-class axe blue NJ was neat.
http://www.mabb.us/index.php?/topic/6705-your-guitar-collection/
All the other pics are down, I forgot what other ironbirds you had
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Re: I miss having an Ironbird.

Postby Uni777 » 09 Dec 2016, 14:35

Yes, the newer 2000 NJ's were 25,5 scale. I meant the ones i have left are all shorter. I use to have that blue one i have in black also.
 
Old platinum:
Black
Red
White
 
Old silverseries IG 10:
Black
 
NJ IG 400:
Blue
Black
 
More recent Platinum like yours in black
 
BodyArt - Spaceface
 
US (U) series - Violet
 
Ironbird Pro - Black with silver bevels
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Re: I miss having an Ironbird.

Postby Lavabug » 13 Dec 2016, 04:06

[quote="Uni"]
Yes, the newer 2000 NJ's were 25,5 scale. I meant the ones i have left are all shorter. I use to have that blue one i have in black also.
 
Old platinum:
Black
Red
White
 
Old silverseries IG 10:
Black
 
NJ IG 400:
Blue
Black
 
More recent Platinum like yours in black
 
 
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Got a rough idea what you are selling these for? Are they all original hardware or did you upgrade the bridges?

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