My New B.C. Rich Mockingbird ST!

Feb 12 2014 by Nero

Hey guys!

So I managed to get my hands on a B.C. Rich Mockingbird ST and I'm lovin it! Here's a stock picture of it for those of you that aren't familiar with them:

B.C. Rich Mockingbird ST

Being used to Les Pauls, the neck was the first thing that I noticed was different. The neck is wide (or tall) compared to my les pauls and it's thinner.

Now, there are a few things I don't like about it

  1. The bridge volume is right below the bridge pickup, this is common for strats and guitars like that but as a les paul guy I just can't stand it being there, it feels like it's always in the way and I'm constantly hitting it as I strum.
  2. I HATE floating bridges! I hate it when a bridge just pulls up as you tune the guitar up or change the gauge of the strings, I had to order a Trem Stop Block so i can at least block it from sinking and that way I can tighten the springs so that it won't get pulled up when I change the strings to .011s
  3. The position of the toggle basically make it useless to me

So something that this guitar did for me was wake up the tinkerer in my head, So I decided to start modding.

As I mentioned the first thing i did was ordered the Trem Block so I can block the bridge from sinking.

Now I'm waiting for the electronics to arrive, Im changing ALL the electronics except for the mini switches, I ordered a Switchcraft toggle and jack, CTS mini pots and i'm putting alnico 2 pros on it. Also I'm changing the pickup rings to cream rings and the knobs to gold speed knobs.

It will have 2 volumes, 1 per pickup, and a master tone, the mini toggles will remain as they are, 1 per pickup to coil tap it and the other one to reverse the phase (altho it will be stock in reverse phase so when you flip the switch it will bring the neck pickup to be in phase)

The biggest change I will be making is moving the toggle switch above the neck pickup to give it a bit of a les paul feel but other than that it should be pretty straight forward and I will keep you all posted! For the time being please be sure to vote on the poll below and tell me what you think about the new look! (it was a 2 minute photoshop job to try making it look the way it will look later)

Before and After mockup of the mockingbird

What do you think of the new look of my Mockingbird?

8 votes (57.14%)I love it!

6 votes (42.86%)Leave it as is

This Poll is closed

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