Kerry King Wartribe Guitar Pack review by B.C. Rich

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 5
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 7.4 Good
  • Users' score: 8 (44 votes)
B.C. Rich: Kerry King Wartribe Guitar Pack
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Price paid: € 399

Sound — 9
The guitar is obviously for playing metal and has two passive humbuckers. The sound is allright but I would have expected more power from a metalguitar. I used it on various setups.

Overall Impression — 8
I play metal and it should be suited. I have ESP ltd, Epiphone and a bc rich eagle. The eagle is a more expensive guitar so a comparing would not be fair, but the epi's and the ltd's are all cheaper and better than this thing. I traded it off after having it for 6 months, but had it been stolen before that, I would probably have said thank you... This guitar could have been cool but it screamed cheap and china.

Reliability & Durability — 7
Obviously the hardware does not seem like it will last when a tuner is faulty from the factory, same goes for the output. The wiring in the guitar did look ok so I guess if it did not have the faulty tuner and output, it would be able to last for live playing. don't know about the strap buttons, changed them right away to lockbuttons. Can it be depended on, used without backup? I would not use it without backup, but then again, it seems like I got me a really crappy one compared to others. Seeing that the pro signature with kahler tremolo and EMG's are only twice the price, I would go for that, this one is too cheaply made.

Action, Fit & Finish — 5
the guitar seemed to have slipped out without beeing adjusted at the factory, and was in many ways like a monday morning model it seems, compared to the other reviews here! Intonation and action was straight to hell. The bodywork was fine and the neck was beautiful, only there was a bit messy around the inlay, and with only one inlay, one could expect it to be done nice. the frets was nice filed and did not rip fingers at all. The fingerboard screamed for oil though. The paintjob did not impress me, since the flames looked kind of pixelated, like if it was printed on or something like that. The guitar also had some nasty runners in the clear coat on the bottom pointy ends, a large drop had formed on one of them. The controls worked and felt fine, so did the pickup selector. The guitar had a very loose output jack and that did give a lot of cracks and hum. Tuners was black with no name on and one sliped alot, needed changing. The guitar had a nice gigbag, but the strap looked like something a stoned horse with parkinsons desease had sewn, the end pieces was not straight cut or sewn, at all. That really pulls down in this section, why deliver such a crappy thing when a strap in a good quality can be bought for a few $? Better to leavy it out then! These things may sound harsh, but I have had epiphones and ESP LTD guitars that were cheaper and much better made, so it does pull down alot.

Features — 8
The guitar was a 2006, made in china, Hard Maple neck, 24-fret Rosewood fingerboard with 12th fret Tribal inlay; the classic B\.C\. Rich Beast headstock shape, one-piece, adjustable bridge, black noname hardware and two B\.C\. Rich humbucking pickups. Package included Kerry King poster, picks, strap, wristband and gigbag.

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