#2
Well I've never heard anything good about BC Rich
The gear:

* Epiphone Les Paul Custom
* Schecter Jeff Loomis Signature 7 String
* Fender Squier P Bass
* Blackstar Stage HT-60
* Original Crybaby
* EHX Small Clone
* Boss DD-3
#3
Stay away from low end BC-Riches, they aren't too good. ^ High end BC Riches are OK though,