Bronze Warlock review by B.C. Rich

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  • Sound: 5
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 4
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 6.4 Neat
  • Users' score: 6.7 (516 votes)
B.C. Rich: Bronze Warlock

Price paid: $ 30

Purchased from: Local Pawn Shop

Sound — 5
It looks metal as hell, and has nice pointy ends to impale rabid fans while on stage when you're shredding. Okay not really, but you get the point, definatly has a heavy metal look to it. I use a horribly rigged Fender bass amp to 2 fifteen inch Weston amps, which were used by country stars in the late sixties. I know that's metal as hell right? It is a little dull and probbley could use a new bridge pickup. The pinch harmonics sound sweet and it doesn't loose any sound with different guage strings or detuning.

Overall Impression — 8
This is a perfect match for me because I'm just that metal to have a warlock. I've been playing for about 3 years or so now, and I run everything through a crappy set of country amps with a Fender bass amp cut apart inside to be rigged to them, and then run through a bunch of distotion pedals and wah and stuff, so it's my equipment if anything, but it sounds metal with the riight settings rigged around it. I would be sad if this thing got stolen but I still have my Vintage Kramer axe so I'm not too worried about this thing. I hate the fact that it doesn't fit in average cases but I love the look so I'll just have to suck it up and not be a pussy over it then right? I chose this because it looks metal and sounds metal too, what more do you need?

Reliability & Durability — 4
This thing seems alright after a little interior work gets done to it to fix the damned Switch, it doesn't hum or anything and sounds pretty rad when I'm playing it through my setup, But I only had to pay 30 dollars with the trade in of a used guitar so what do I care I got the better deal out of it. I wouldn't rely to heavily on it in a gig it just has a feeling that it miiight shit out on you.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
I got it set up rather crappy at the pawnshop but then again, IT's a pawnshop riight? The bridge one is practically falling out, so. That's probbley not a good sign but it sounds good so Who cares. This thing smells like it's been in a reefer den and was sold for drug money. But uh, yeah it's pretty rad now that I cleaned it up and tossed some 52 guage strings and detuned it to C#.

Features — 7
I believe this was made in Asia somewhere, likely China and is made of agathis wood. I has 24 frets so you can get quite a bit outta it. Rosewood fretboard and all that good shit, I have the black finished model of this which I got used at a pawnshop, with a broken switch. It has a strange "one piece ajustable" bridge on it, but once you get a screwdriver out you can easily set tension and action stuff with it. The pickups aren't top of the line, and the bridge one was popped out a bit when I got it, but I think that's partially the reason the switch doesn't work. But I'm pretty happy with it all together. The main problem I have is that it doesn't fit in an average case because of the sexy horns and shit it has all over.

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    i got this guitar 6 months ago as my first and its great for beginners but more experienced players should buy a more expensive model that is better suited to them. i am thinking of getting a second guitar, which is best an Ibanez RG321 MH or an Epiphone G400 or a Schecter Blackhawk BC1
    It's got 24 frets dumbass. it has 25 but only 24 are for playing.
    P-Bass Pirate wrote: and 25 frets long... Oh my goodness! it's the world's first 25 fret guitar! seriously... wtf?
    Drunkun Munky
    I'm gonna agree with most people here, i have this guitar it was my first one and i only paid 250.00 for the thing! but in all honesty i still love the thing i have had it for about 2 years and have never had a problem with it except when i thought i knew how to set it up! i was wrong after the pro set it up i havent had to change a thing! i have bought the ibanez xpt700(effin sick), the warlock cant compare to it but i also paid 850 for the ibanez.. no matter which way you slice it the warlock bronze is a great starter for anybody looks great plays alright! and you cant beat the price!