Price paid: $ 179
Purchased from: ebay
Sound — 8
This guitar was made to play metal, it looks like it and sounds like it. It sounds good through a lot of amps, but I had some problems with a Fender amp on the clean channel. It isn't noisy on high gain settings, because that is what it is desinged for. It could use a better clean sound. This is a good guitar for comping out heavy power chords, or shredding out a loud, fast solo. However, if you want to do a slow bluesy rythem or solo, look elsewere.
Overall Impression — 8
If this guitar were stolen or lost I wouldn't buy it again. I play blues music and this guitar isn't a good match. If you play heavy metal, then buy this guitar. I just wish it had more variety in it's sound. In comparison to other B.C. Rich guitars, this is the best one for the money.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I could see somebody using this guitar to play Live. It is durable, reliable, and it looks awesome. However, it is a little heavy. I would bring a backup to a gig for string breaks and everything. It is obvious that there was a lot of finish problems when I got it, and the finish is only wereing away more and more rapidly. The strapbuttons are as solid as they come.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The action is pretty good, but it could be a little higher. The pickups were ajusted just right. The bridge was properly routed. Mine came used, so there were already some finish flaws, and the tuning pegs were loose, and so were the tone controls. There were a couple places were the fretwire was filled poorly. The reason I'm giving this a higher rating than I should is because, again, I got it used, and some of the flaws could of come with handling.
Features — 8
This guitar features a Wicked Warlock design, an Agathis body, a Maple neck, a Rosewood fretboard, 24 frets, a set of Dual humbucking pickups, and cool chrome hardware. The finsih can come in either black or red. The black looks evil. The red looks sleeker.