Platinum Pro Warlock review by B.C. Rich

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 6
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 7
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 7.4 Good
  • Users' score: 8.1 (76 votes)
B.C. Rich: Platinum Pro Warlock

Sound — 8
It suit's my music styles fine. Which is mainly metal and hard rock music, but I have an interest in funk and jazz and it sounds just fine, and it gets me by with classical guitar but only because I have not got a second gutiar. I run it through a Peavey Envoy 110 with an MT-2 Boss metal zone and the distortion sounds great. It can get noisy when left unattended but that can be fixed by turning down the volume a bit. I think it can get a variety of sounds and sounds great when doing dive bombs.

Overall Impression — 8
I play a variety of thing and this suit's me juuust fine. I own a Peavey Envoy 110 with a MT-2 Boss metal zone. I wish I got a Jackson instead. If this were stolen or lost I would buy a Jackson V, but only because I like trying different things and I believe in not getting 2 of the same brand. I love the shape of this guitar, it's so radical looking, but I hate rosewood fingerboards. My favourite feature is the Floyd Rose for those awesome divebombs. I walked into the store when I knew nothing about guitar, and was choosing between this and a Dean, I was being rushed to but overall I am happy with it, it is decent for beginning. I wish it had a maple neck, mahogany body, and 2 EMG'Z.

Reliability & Durability — 6
I think this would withstand Live playing just fine. The hardware definitely looks solid and built to last. The strap buttons are solid and have never come loose or fell off. I think I may consider a backup but only because I am that kind of person and wouldn't do anything without a backup just incase. I think the finish is a little poor. I have 2 minor chips in it from nocking it so I think the kinda did a bob jenkins on the paintjob.

Action, Fit & Finish — 7
The guitar action setup was terrible and had to by adjusted, way to high for me. The pickups were fine and required no modification from me at all. I had had the guitar looked over by my teacher and he said it was all fine. I think the only thing I can complain about with this guitar is the wood. BC Rich are cheap with their wood and agathis feels terrible to me, but it is none the less a great guitar.

Features — 8
I didn't ask where it was made or when at the time of purchasing, it's my first guitar so I didn't really bother. 24 Jumbo Frets, Rosewood fingerboard. Tombstone grey finish. Warlock Body. Floyd Rose. 2 B.D.S.M Humbuckers.stock. Locking Tuners. I Got a whammy bar with it.

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    Fat Boy Phil
    I've owned B.C Rich guitars before, but they just never sounded right. some were producing a wierd twang out of the strings even when i changed them and had the guitar looked at by pros. The best guitar for all around use is a good ol' Les Paul. They are completly dependable and sound great too. By the way I am NOT a Gibson sales rep, nor Epiphone.