Price paid: $ 190
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 6
I play hardcore and punk music where as this guitar is more suited to metal. I play this guitar through a Line 6 Spider III 75W amp and a DigiTech Grunge pedal. My guitar has a bright sound due to me replacing the stock plastic nut with a Tusq nut.
Overall Impression — 4
This guitar is a mediocre match to my music style. I have been playing for 3 years starting with this guitar. I would not buy this guitar again if it was stolen. The big thing about this guitar that draws me to it is it's "edgy" body style.
Reliability & Durability — 8
This guitar survives live playing mostly due to the large size of the body. The stock hardware probably will not last which is why I replaced most of it. The strap buttons are not solid which is why I screwed the strap to the body. The finish will last only if the paint does not flake off from dropping it too much.
Action, Fit & Finish — 5
Everything was poorly set-up when I bought the guitar. There were many flaws which is the reason I gave it to my repairman to fix. He fixed the low E slot on the nut and shaved the edges of the fret wire which were cutting up my fingers.
Features — 6
I bought this guitar as my first guitar. Unfortunately it was made in China. It features 24 jumbo frets on a maple neck with a rosewood fretboard. It is made from a solid agathis body which in my opinion is too thick and heavy. The style is very unique and very "BC Rich," which is why I bought it. I bought it with 2 BC Rich passive BDSM pickups, I replaced the bridge with a Seymour Duncan active Blackout and I cut the neck pickup so I could use the selector Switch as a killswitch. The controls are a very simple 3-way selector switch, volume and tone knob. The tuners were BC Rich non-locking stock tuners which I replaced with Grover mini-tuners. I bought a bass Coffin case separately from this guitar.