BC Rich Wave Bass w. Reverse headstock

Posted by John on Sun, 03/01/09 - 11:19:44.

Does anybody know if this model was a custom job or regular production? I can't find mention of one anywhere. See link below.

http://www.bcrich.com/retro_artists/tom_araya.html

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Tom Araya Wave basses

Forgot about this, wanted to chime in. Tom's first Wave is a NJ neckthru Wave. Reverse dual p pickups. Had EMGs,and a Badass bridge around Reign in blood. As late as 1991 he still played it live, with a Kahler fixed bridge. His reverse headstock Wave with the spear inlays, and P/J pickups I believe to be 1987 made. USA Custom. It had a couple sets of pickups. Dimarzio, EMG, I believe it had a Badass also, and then a Kahler fixed bridge. I own a near twin to his reverse headstock Wave. It's the only other one. I wish I could add a photo. Cheers!

Re: BC Rich Wave Bass w. Reverse headstock

: Does anybody know if this model was a custom job or regular production? I can't find mention of one anywhere. See link below.

: http://www.bcrich.com/retro_artists/tom_araya.html

That Wave Bass was custom made for Tom Araya from Slayer. It has gold hardware and a J/B -pickup configuration. I don't know if de electronics are active, but there's only three knobs on the body : probably Volume, Bass and Treble and a 3 way toggle switch the select the pick-upp so I'd say the bass is passive.
Tom used this bass from the South of Heaven album until the Divine Intervention album. After that he used Hill basses for a few years.

In fact: Tom also used another Wave Bass on the earlier Slayer albums. It was a standard Wave bass with 2 P elements (white colored) and a regulair headstock with two tuners on each side. Electronics were passive.
You can see Tom using that bass on the Ultimate Revenge Video that was released in 1985. You can find the songs on you-Tube. I think that the white colored P bass pick-ups were replaced by black colored pickups. (probably EMG's)

Re: BC Rich Wave Bass w. Reverse headstock

: Does anybody know if this model was a custom job or regular production? I can't find mention of one anywhere. See link below.

: http://www.bcrich.com/retro_artists/tom_araya.html

it was a regular production cause the bass player from Death
plays the same one with a reversed head stock, but this video was back in 1988. so im sure it is out of stock or you can search the world for one.

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