Sound — 10
I play a wide variety of metal. Bands like Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Slayer, Pantera, Testament, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, As I Lay Dying, Cradle Of Filth, and Trivium. This guitar can pull them all off with ease. As I said earlier the distorted sound of this guitar is pure evil. I've played it through a few different amps and effects. While there was a slight difference each time, the guitar's tone stood out and is instantly recognizable to me.
Overall Impression — 9
This guitar is a perfect match for the music I play. It more than outdoes my Epiphone Les Paul. At first one might see it as a beginner's guitar, but take it from a guy who's been playing for six and a half years (I know pale in comparison to some of you) this guitar will work for any level. I would definitely buy this again. Even my only complaint, the bridge, is a small one, as I rarely ever break strings. And I did compare it with the Dean Dave Mustaine Signature, Dean Razorback DB, Jackson King V, and ESP Alexi. I prefer this guitar for the price and playability to all the others.
Reliability & Durability — 10
It's a very durable guitar. I've banged it around a few times and the finish is still unmarred. I've only had it for about a month so I can't tell you from long time experience how durable it is, but it feels as if it will last a lifetime. It has proven to be perfect for Live playing, the hardware is all solid, and the strap buttons are very durable. I do not need a backup while onstage with this guitar.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
When I bought this guitar, I was afraid of not being able to fine tune the wraparound bridge as well as I could the tune o matic on my Les Paul. I didn't need to, B. C. Rich set this guitar up perfectly at the factory. In action and playablity it is second only to the Dime From Hell I played at a guitar store a few weeks ago.
Features — 9
This guitar is perfect for a player like myself Who can't fork out the cash to buy the full fledged Kerry King signature, but want the feel, look and playability. It sports a 24 fret unfinished, bolt on, maple neck, with Dot inlays. The neck is thin, but not so thin that it doesn't fill out the hand comfortably. The lack of a finish allows you to move your hand up and down the neck more quickly despite sweat from a long active gig, heat, or just being nervous. The finish is black with a white Kerry King tribal/flame graphic over the top. The finish is very hard, I've banged mine into random things a few times because it's so much longer in the back than my previous guitar, an Epiphone Les Paul. The body is basswood which makes the guitar light. The pickups are B. C. Rich BDSM dual humbuckers which give a very evil tone when distorted, and a melodic one while played clean. The only complaint I have about this guitar is the bridge. It's a wraparound and makes changing strings a pain in the ass. Especially if you break a string right next to the bridge.