Mick Thomson M7 Signature Special review by B.C. Rich

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.1 (302 votes)
B.C. Rich: Mick Thomson M7 Signature Special

Price paid: $ 278.16

Purchased from: ebay

Sound — 8
I am into grunge/metal/hard rock and if you are into these genres then this is the guitar for you. The humbuckers give it huge sound and even through my rubbish stompbox you get brilliant distortion. The sound is very full and is sooooo good for pinched harmonics. If you wanna thrash with fast and powerful riffs then this is just the axe. It doesn't sound as good without the distortion and lacks warmth when playing melodic or quieter songs.

Overall Impression — 9
This is a perfect guitar for any metalheads out there. Drop tune this and it sounds brilliant, even with low gauge strings! This guitar is invincible! The only point I'd like to make is that when you put it down watch those spiky bits as they get damaged but apart from that solid as a rock. Not so good for old ladies or wimps, treat this beast well, it bites.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar is a rock. I have looked after it well but of course I've had the occasional thump and nothing has even scratched it. The knob has come wobby a few tumes but simply taking it off and tighten ing the nut was childs play. The strap buttons are a bit wierd but are totaly solid like the rest of this guitar. I have played gigs with this and it has never let me down.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
I didn't get this guitar new so I can't tell you how it is as it comes off the shelves but when it reached me it was fine and showed no signs of any problems. This guitar is well put together and feels like good quality wood. all the parts were nicely lined up and seemed in good form.

Features — 9
The N7 warlock is a great looking beast with 24 frets and a pearl inlay on the 12th fret saying. It has two custom humbuckers which sound brilliant on the three way pickup selector. Although it has only one volume knob and a fairly dull three way selector it seems to fit this guitar very well and I was happy with just the volume. It has faily stable tuning and a fixed bridge. The neck fits the palm of your hand very well and it's has pretty good acsess to the higher frets. It also has the no 7 on the headstock (7 is the no of mick in Slipknot) and it looks really cool. It came with a gig bag and strap (as I bought this on ebay it didn't include any other stuff).

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    its really annoying, i wanted to get this signature model but now he has switched back to ibanez so this guitar doesn't really exist anymore. does anybody know where you can buy them from internationaly?
    Y wood u get the slipknot warlock that onli has the little "hate" thing at the 12th fret, its s'posed to be in big letters starting at the 3rd fret. Also it onli has stock pick-ups, he really uses emg's or summat. I suggest u all get new, better guitars.
    Triviumfan54 wrote: its really annoying, i wanted to get this signature model but now he has switched back to ibanez so this guitar doesn't really exist anymore. does anybody know where you can buy them from internationaly?
    trust me. his new ibanez sig is much better with emg pickups and i find it feels easyer to play.
    the one with 12th fret hate (the signiture special)is the cheap version.the one with 5th fret to the 2nd fret hate is the good one mick uses/used
    BC rich guitars never really made me look twice them and dean the second i hear laminate im done with them.
    this version sucks, apart from the shape, the white binding and the one knob, its nothing like what Mick used. Typical BC Rich, don't really care about making great guitars, just want to cash in on the Name of the Artist. Wheres, the EMG's, The Fretboard Binding, The Headstock Binding, HATE inlay's, Stop-Tail. I'm sorry but if you gonna do a Signature Guitar, make it like the origional, Don'y say it will cost too much, cus if Ibanez can do it with the MTM2, then BC Rich can.
    to be honest i have this guitar its nice and everything and with the rite equipment it sounds the shit but its unreliable atm i need 2 replace the bridge which costs around 60 for a new one and i need a new jack plug but soon im gna strip the whole fing and improve it majorly