#1
im getting one soon and im torn apart between this two


BC Rich
Pros
-V shape
-EMGs
-Vol Vol Tone
-OFR
-Ebony fingerboard
-finished Neck
-heard nothing but amazing things about this guitar

Cons.
Versatility
the OFR takes more time to learn the curve than the ZR

Ibanez
Pros
ZR tremolo seems really great.
Nice Neck
the 5 way switch with the coil tap thing and a boost or something like that
Cons
normal shape
i dont like the finish
ZR doesnt have as much range
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Morpheus Droptune
Ibanez Weeping Demon
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#3
I just looked up that BC Rich, and it's ****ing badass. The active pickups, not so much, but it looks good altogether.
#5
yeah i'd go ibanez, i faced a very similar dilemma a couple last year. refer to my sig as to what happened
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#6
If you don't like the finish, check out the s470 instead. It doesn't have a maple top, but is exactly the same.
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#7
Quote by Simsimius
If you don't like the finish, check out the s470 instead. It doesn't have a maple top, but is exactly the same.


The model i have does, and it's beautiful
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#8
B.C. Rich, hands down.
The neckthru and ebony fretboard and the decent pickups make it the better guitar here.

ZR is great, has some nice features, but isnt that much better than a good OFR.
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#9
how is vercitility a con? its a good thing
anyways
go with the bc rich
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#10
Quote by LP_CL
B.C. Rich, hands down.
The neckthru and ebony fretboard and the decent pickups make it the better guitar here.

ZR is great, has some nice features, but isnt that much better than a good OFR.


What?!
It's just as good as an OFR IMO.
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Quote by Doppelgänger
You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
#11
Quote by Simsimius
What?!
It's just as good as an OFR IMO.

According to some people its even better than an OFR, but i certainly share your opinion. I personally think the ZR is great, but not to say 'better than' the schaller OFR.
Its just different.
I dont like the soft handling about the ZR, but i do like the feature that it stays in tune when a string snaps.
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Last edited by LP_CL at Jan 24, 2009,
#12
get the bc rich
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#13
Quote by LP_CL
According to some people its even better than an OFR, but i certainly share your opinion. I personally think the ZR is great, but not to say 'better than' the schaller OFR.
Its just different.
I dont like the soft handling about the ZR, but i do like the feature that it stays in tune when a string snaps.


I agree it's "not better", as preference plays an important role is how you want a trem to feel, etc.
But it terms of quality, it's on par with the OFR (Stable/reliable, holds tuning well, returns to zero point dead on, etc.)
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You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
#15
Ibanez > BC Rich.
Anyday.
My Gear:
Ibanez RG550M Dimarzio TZ + Paf Pro
Ibanez RG550R Dimarzio TZ in Bridge
Ibanez TS9>Vox AD50VT.

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#16
Quote by Speedabob
Ibanez > BC Rich.
Anyday.

Fail
BC Rich > Ibanez, at least for the more expensive models (NJ series and USA made BC Rich, although J-customs are superb too)
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#17
Quote by LP_CL
B.C. Rich, hands down.
The neckthru and ebony fretboard and the decent pickups make it the better guitar here.

ZR is great, has some nice features, but isnt that much better than a good OFR.



For a second there, i thought you were saying neck-thru and ebony boards are better
#18
^I prefer them to the bolt on (way to thin) neck and the rosewood fretboard of the ibanez, yes.
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#19
Quote by LP_CL
^I prefer them to the bolt on (way to thin) neck and the rosewood fretboard of the ibanez, yes.

Well there you go. The point i was getting to. You won't really find a "better" guitar here, just one that suites you better. It all comes down to preference.
#20
I recently tried an S620 through an ENGL amp and the sound was amazing.

Ibanez stock pickups get a lot of crap but I can safely say a lot of the people who don't like them have never tried them through a proper amp... I used the setup to test the new Vox Satchurator pedal (which, by the way, is very nice) and there was nothing that would make me want to change the pickups.

In terms of playability it's pretty damn nice considering the price tag and the new oval inlays are pretty cool.


The thing I don't like about guitars like the BC Rich is that the painted neck and EMG pickups make it feel, well, a bit lifeless. I don't have anything against painted necks in general, but I usually prefer the feel of an unfinished or oiled neck.


This is all just my opinion, though, so be sure to give both guitars (and maybe some others) a fair try.
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