#1
Well, we all know the (mostly metal) guitar brand BC Rich, and I was wondering if they are worth it. I've seen one of the NJ series (usually start around 900, end at 1500) that is 480 euro's now(it used to be 900).
I play metal most of the time ( Slayer, Kalmah, Cannibal Corpse, Emperor, Mayhem.. Extreme metal ), sometimes a little metalcore( Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God) influenced and I was wondering if I should get one.
Do they suck or do they rock?

PS. I KNOW I should get a hard case for it(otherwise it'll break in no time.)

EDIT:
I'm thinking of buying a NJ Beast, opinions?
Last edited by LordPino at Aug 19, 2008,
#3
I think they are brilliant to be honest. The high-end ones are fantastic, the mid range are actually very good aswell!

The low-end ****ing suck as we all know.
#5
I have two of them and I play the same things. People are just whiney bitches about them. They only whine about the cheap begginer models and fail to mention that the higher end models are good guitars.
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#6
OK, and what about the BC Rich NJ Beast Speedloader(speedloader = floyd rose without restringing problems)? Heard anything about the NJ Beast series?
#8
uuhh.. the Beasts suck to play to be honest. They are ****ing huge and bulky and heavy.
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#9
Thing is, the NJ beast they had in the music store was not available at that moment( some moron dropped it and destroyed the head, gotta hate beginners trying guitar swings. NEVER SWING A BC RICH!)I've got straplocks and I'm clever enough not to swing a BC Rich (or an SG lol)
#10
The only way is to try them out at a shop and see if you like them. Everyone is different, where one person likes heavy guitars and bulky bodies, another prefers the opposite etc.
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#11
I love em. Planing on getting a mockingbirs ST as soon as my budget permits. Tried em out at guitar center and felt really good to me. One thing though the low and mid range ones are made in korea or something so quality control might be an issue (not that ive seen so far but im just sayin) and expect to set it up if you want it perfect.
#12
You shouldn't swing any guitar. BC Rich's break just as easy as any other guitar. All the stuff you hear about them "breaking" is just the points chipping easily on the models with sharp points. I have thrown my platinum Warlock across the room in frustration more than once and it isn't even cracked.
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#14
That one? Low
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#15
Quote by LordPino
Thing is, the NJ beast they had in the music store was not available at that moment( some moron dropped it and destroyed the head, gotta hate beginners trying guitar swings. NEVER SWING A BC RICH!)I've got straplocks and I'm clever enough not to swing a BC Rich (or an SG lol)

The guy did a guitar swing in a shop?
#16
A 900 bucks guitar low class? What's the 300 euro's class then? Hell?
And yes, he wasn't allowed to, but stupid *** was stubborn.
#18
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A 900 bucks guitar low class? What's the 300 euro's class then? Hell?


That was when BC Rich really sucked. its made of chesswood and has lame pickups. The newer NJ series are much better.

Look here...

it isn't a Beast but the beast line they have up isn't that great...

http://www.bcrich.com/warbeast_nj_dlx.asp
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#19
I've heard the (low > high) quality order =
Bronce
Platinum
Other series( NJ, NT, etc)
Handmade

Oh, and the NJ beast is a 2008 made one, so I assume that's not 'back when they sucked'?
#20
I don't know.. all I know is that on that review it said "bodywood:chesswood"
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#22
Basswood is better
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#23
So, should I buy the Bc Rich NJ Beast Speedloader or not? Got the money, got permission, played it, it comes with 3 extra Speedloader String sets( strings that fit in the Speedloader system, cost about 20 bucks per set, last for about 6-9 months. Didn't manage to break any of them in the shop after countless whammy solo's and divebombs. Even stayed in tune! +1 for Floyd Rose.), got the balls to play some serious metal.
#24
If you like it... then buy it. It's that simple.
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#25
I think I will. Just how long do good( I looked it up, its a neck-through ( deluxe) version) bc riches last?
#26
They expire in 14 days and get moldy.

They last as long as you take care of it. Whats with all these goofy ass questions? Have you never owned a guitar?
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#27
That's not it, but so many people say BC Riches just... Break after a month or 3. Heard so many bad stories about BC Rich that I don't know if it's a good guitar or not. Don't feel like wasting all my money( and since I don't have a job(I'm 14 years old) I can't earn it fast, have been saving for a year or 2.) on a guitar that breaks after a month.
#28
Like I said before... people bash the cheap bronze ones. You can't always listen to what everyone else says. I have one of the ****ty era platinum ones and I have never even owned a case for it and it isn't broken. I have thrown it around moved 1200 miles with it packed into travel trailer and the only thing wrong with it is the normal wear and tear and some chips in the paint after about 7 years of owning it.
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#29
If you tried it and liked it, whats the f*cking problem?

And about that "BC Rich's break just as easy as any other guitar", you're wrong there. Pointy guitars breaks easier. drop a SG and a BC Rich Ironbird, which one will most likely break?

But you will take care of your guitar right?
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#30
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uuhh.. the Beasts suck to play to be honest. They are ****ing huge and bulky and heavy.


For me the weight isn't a problem so much as when I stand up when I'm done playing I've found that the horns have impaled my inner and outer thighs. Freakin painful.
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#31
yeah, I like them. I say worth it.
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#32
Yeah, the bronze series and anything around 300 dollars sucks ass, doesn't matter who makes it.

Any higher end bc rich is still much better than most guitars people on here although yo could always get a super cool les paul or fender strat so nobody feels sorry.
#33
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For me the weight isn't a problem so much as when I stand up when I'm done playing I've found that the horns have impaled my inner and outer thighs. Freakin painful.



Hahaha, thats why I like warlocks.. I find the shape of them to be really comfortable to play sitting down. I play sitting down more than I do standing up so thats a plus.
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#34
Thanks, feel free to post your opinion about BC Rich guitars on this topic, but my questions have been answered and I will not read this topic again.
*sort of* topic closed.