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B.C. Rich Unveils Two New Basses for 2012

B.C. Rich rolled out a pair of new basses for NAMM 2012: the Widow 4 Bass and the Greg Weeks Signature Bass.

B.C. Rich 2012 Widow 4 Bass

The 2012 Widow 4 bass is a 4-string version of their existing WMD Widow. With a radical body shape and red pinstripes, the bass is designed to resemble the killer Black Widow spider. It features neck-through construction with a mahogany neck and body. The fingerboard is ebony and sports 24 jumbo frets.

For electronics, the Widow 4 has a pair of active EQ black P-style pickups.

B.C. Rich 2012 Widow 4 Bass Specs:

  • Construction: Neck Through
  • Body Wood: Mahogany
  • Body Thickness: 40mm
  • Top Style: Beveled
  • Headstock Style: Widow
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Back of Neck: Painted
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 24 jumbo
  • Scale: 34”
  • Bridge Type: Adjustable Stop
  • Pickups: 2 active EQ black P style

B.C. Rich Greg Weeks Signature Bass

The Red Chord bassist Greg Weeks specced out his new signature model, which is built with a mahogany body and Hawaiian koa veneer. The bass is also a neck-through, with a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard.

Other features include a Traben Technology Bridge, a pair of Rockfield Bass Humbuckers, and chrome hardware.

B.C. Rich Greg Weeks Signature Bass Specs:

  • Construction: Neck Through
  • Body Wood: Mahogany
  • Top Style: Beveled
  • Top Wood: Koa veneer
  • Headstock Style: 2 per side Traditional
  • Headstock Color: Natural Rosewood Faced
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Radius: 11 inches
  • Nut Width: 43mm
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlay: Cloud
  • Frets: 24 jumbo
  • Scale: 34”
  • Bridge Type: Traben Technology
  • Pickups: Rockfield Bass Humbuckers
  • Hardware: Chrome

The B.C. Rich Widow 4 and Greg Weeks Signature basses will be available soon with street prices around $699 and $999, respectively. For more info, check out the B.C. Rich website.