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However, I'm inclined to believe that only one bass in this configuration was ever built.All known photos (one or possibly two photo shoots and the pic of the instrument itself in the catalog which was also used in ads) are of the same instrument with the exact same signature dated "Dec. One of ads of the day that features the second prototype (the "Gene Simmons blew his mind..." ad) notes that the Revenge album is out which means that it was in print by May of 1992.This model, and the even rarer “pointless” Seagull, eventually evolved into the Eagle.A Seagull Junior was also produced, featuring an unbound rosewood fretboard and simplified electronics.And then Gene finally decides to build the bass he's always wanted rather than try to modify production models or order custom instruments. First off the drawing-board seems to have been the prototype that was auctioned off in 2001 (see below). Rich about producing an instrument of his design, possibly at the behest of Paul who had been playing his beloved Eagles (and a few other models) since 1983.Commemorating its 40th Anniversary as America's premier builder of uniquely shaped, lifestyle-driven electric guitars, BC Rich proudly announces a new series of handcrafted instruments to mark the milestone.The special guitars are a tribute to models originally developed by company founder Bernardo ("Bernie") Rico and are limited to a production run of 40 guitars per model.
This method maximizes sustain and helps maintain the long-term structural stability of the instrument.Curiously enough considering the pickups the controls are limited to a single volume knob (which was the case for all the Punishers Gene played during this time). Pics below show this bass from the Revenge tour and the video clips come from the I just wanna video and opening night in Allentown . For the first month of the tour these two mirrored beasts carry the load. Rich Punisher makes the Convention trip in 1995 that I've been able to find, the mirror front one from the Revenge tour. And, excepting the prototype only the flame Punisher is part of the auction. The auction entries (Butterfields in 2000 and Lelands in 2002) for the prototype Punisher at the top of the page are some of the more laughable in documents filled with inaccuracies. (The brochure listed the well-known black Punisher and a natural wood version. By the time of the Reunion and the accompanying tour book the option of a tobacco sunburst had been added.) Second, the Leland's auction claims that it was used for the 1993 appearance on Arsenio Hall which is also untrue. Considering that Gene has played the Punisher in more or less the same configuration since he went into busniess for himself in 1995 it seems as if he finally go it right.(This bass was also featured in the photo shoot with Anthrax for the August 1993 issue of GFTPM.) The basses that Gene actually played were made by the B. Rich custom shop and were neck-through builds with varying pickup configurations. Rich Punishers that he used for the Revenge tour (and a few more years after that while he set up shop for himself). In a rather curious turn of events it is correctly identified and described but the photo of it shows that the B. First of all, calling it "an original prototype for the GENE SIMMONS PUNISHER bass guitar [sic.]" while identifying it as a B. "I have so many basses, but I always settle on the ones that have those certain elements I like.(More on this later on.) The second Punisher design turns up in the 1992 B. Rich catalog and some related advertisements but it doesn't really look like the Punisher we know.These were supposed to be the production models and they had a bolt-on neck, pointy headstock, a single humbucker and a "money bag" inlay pattern.