Platinum Pro Warlock review by B.C. Rich

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 6
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.8 Good
  • Users' score: 8.1 (76 votes)
B.C. Rich: Platinum Pro Warlock

Price paid: $ 230

Purchased from: Ebay

Sound — 8
This guitar, as stated before, suits well to what I play, which is Rock and Metal. I use a Peavey Bandit 65 Solo Series 65 Watt Amp, along with a DigiTech Screamin' Blues effect pedal. The guitar can be a bit noisy when left unattended, but otherwise it isn't too noisy. From my playing on it, this guitar can do most sounds, but it doesn't handle tapping parts very well, at least not with the stock pickups.

Overall Impression — 9
Again, I play metal and rock. This guitar is perfect for that. I have been playing for roughly 8 months now, and I have 1 other guitar that is nothing compared to this one. If it were ever stolen, I would hunt the person down Who stole it, and beat the living crap out of them before getting it back. I only wish it came with EMG pickups, but you can put those in if you want to.

Reliability & Durability — 9
I have used this guitar on stage once, and it handled it like a pro. The hardware on it however, I have been replacing since I got it, as I wished to have better parts. The strap buttons are solid, but strap-locks are recommended, they do tend to loose the strap a lot. I depend on this guitar all the time. I wouldn't gig without a back-up, but that is only because of the Floyd Rose. The finish is good enough to last in my opinion, because when you have your guitar fall out of your bag while riding uphill on a bike ( stupid, I know ) and you only have 1 blemish ( very small too ), that says something about the finish.

Action, Fit & Finish — 6
Seeing as I bought this guitar on ebay, it did come completely assembled in good condition, except for the strings. The pickups were adjusted fine, and I doubt they have been touched since it was bought. The only thing I did notice with this guitar is the tone knob tends to get loose, and so does the stereo jack. but those are no reason not to play on this beast. The action on the original bridge was all right, but I have a lot more versatility playing on my new bridge I bought.

Features — 7
All right, So I got this guitar off of ebay, I needed a sweet looking guitar, and this one appealed to me as soon as I saw it. I believe it was made in 2002, but I'm not sure... It has 24 Jumbo size frets, and with that many frets, you can't go wrong. It has Mahogany wood and is considerably heavy, but with it's size the weight is understandable The Warlock has a glossy finish to it, which matches well with the dark royal blue paint on it. It certainly caught peoples attentions when I used it on stage. It had a black licensed Floyd Rose bridge, but I replaced the bridge with a gold quick-load licensed Floyd Rose, only because the guitar would snaps strings regularly, but I do not have that problem anymore. It also has Passive BC Rich BDSM stock pickups, for stock pickups, and for the type of music I like to play, they sound decent. I am however, replacing them with EMG's. It has 2 Volume knobs and 1 tone knob which work very well, along with the 3 way selector. It came with stock tuners, but they tend to slip the tuning a lot, at least for me they do. Overall the features of this guitar are all right, and are almost perfect if your looking to play metal or rock.

12 comments sorted by best / new / date

    warrenguitar wrote: Wicked guitar with a heavy price tag! Its all worth it though, my friend has one, I would kill for it!
    "a heavy price tag" is that cheap, expensive or is the price tag just made of titanium?
    Mahoru wrote: I've been playing for 7 years, and I'm considered medium level, still lol
    lol i have been playing also for 7 years and sometimes i find myself looking for "begginer guitar licks" on youtube XD
    man it aint about looks its bout sound. and tone. this ones ok...agathis,,,though...ugh bad man bad,,
    ive only played for two yars and ican do all the tricks in the book and ive been crappin songs out for a year.
    someone doesn't mind blowin' his own horn. lol
    agathis body? on a guitar this price? good god, ive seen mahogany body guitar going for 80 quid, about 140 dollars.
    Mr. Skull
    git-airman wrote: aidandude wrote: 1. i dont know about 4 years being a verry advanced player, i'e been playing for 5 years and i still think of myself as a noob 2. i tried this guitar and i love it1 great action, great neck everything pwns! some people reffer to bc rich as novelty guitars, well i think this model is one of the many that prove them wrong ive only played for two yars and ican do all the tricks in the book and ive been crappin songs out for a year.
    that's probably why they all sound like shit. jk bro i just had to say it
    ive been playing for a year now , and i have learnt quite alot , dont consider myself up to that level. its a nice guitar and all ,b ut personally i think id go for a dean razorback than this.
    BornToRun wrote: warrenguitar wrote: "a heavy price tag" is that cheap, expensive or is the price tag just made of titanium?
    One of the more humorous posts I've seen. xD
    is it just me coz i think they need to change the name of pickups slightly sceans BDSM is porno in a way
    You guys realize that for a couple hundred bucks less you could get an ESP which both looks and plays better? and I might add some huge emphasis on the looks portion, as that Warlock is butt-ugly.
    i cannot stand the warlock shape. i hate it. but it does sound good. so ill give it that