Current BC Rich Thread

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by electriceye, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. eaeolian

    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    Wow, someone actually used one? I've been teetering on the edge of buying a Sophia a couple of times now...
     
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    Herman Li has an updated video with a bit of playing now
     
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    What is this timeline lol
     
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    Herman Li reminds me too much of 2006.
     
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    Not gonna lie, some of the latest Dragonforce albums have been pretty dope. They have mid-tempo now.
     
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    Yeah, its like he told them to build him his Ibanez signature guitar.
     
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    asopala SS.org Regular

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    Hey, the guy knows what he likes. Just so happened he got it mostly right the first time, I guess. Not to mention he has something like 120 other guitars with more varied specs to play with.
     
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  8. JustinRhoads1980

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    The whole point is it is sacrilege. Sure it is a custom and it is what he wants but fuck man it is bcr. Doesn't surprise me seeing that the new management wants to have products marketed towards the Ibanez and Djent crowd. Nothing wrong with that but the BCR fans are not that
     
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    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    BCR makes a decent production 7-string Mockingbird/Bich/Warlock, and I'm all in. What the custom shop builds interests me not.
     
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    I wasn't saying there was anything wrong with it.

    However, I'm going to say it, the production egen guitars are alot more refined than that prototype. It looks like they took a body blank from a shredzilla and shaped it with a belt sander. There isn't much detail work like binding or inlays.

    My opinion is that he is just using it as a bargaining chip with Ibanez. "Hey look, anyone can build me a guitar, what have you done for me lately?"
     
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    Sorry if I implied something there, my bad.

    It's worth mentioning though that Herman left Ibanez and doesn't have any stakes in the company anymore. From what I remember from one of his streams, he left to be able to play more guitar brands without being tied to any one company. Ibanez doesn't even make new egens anymore.
     
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    Are existing BCR fans enough to sustain the brand in 2020?
     
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    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    The two things that will, imo, sustain this particular incarnation of BCR are,

    1) QC

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    2) Finding the right balance between traditionalism and innovation.
     
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    Duuude, I'm so with you on this!! I emailed them and also sent them a message on Facebook asking about the possibility and got no response. Recently just emailed them again and mentioned my prior communications that went unanswered and said if you don't reply I give up entirely on BC Rich. Thing for me though is I also need 26.5" scale as I tune down to A Standard. So.... likely not gonna happen. I know they have the Shredzilla's but for me there's zero point getting another SuperStrat especially if it's a BC Rich.


    Rev.
     
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    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    BCR said on their FB page a little while ago that a 7-string Warlock was in the works. No mention of what scale length that would be.

    Unfortunately, BCR doesn't really seem to understand the sonic necessities of the extended scale market. My fear is that they'll make this 7-string Warlock with a 25.5" neck, and it'll flop, both in terms of sales and string tension. ;)
     
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    Sorry what? How is it sacrilige? It looks like something an 80's BCR artist would play.
     
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  17. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire only pointy guitars remain

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    smdh still no signs of a 7 string ironbird.
    It's like they're too good for my money
     
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    I'm much more interested in what Sam's(other dude in dforce) potential Ironbird signature will look like. Herman plays that BC Rich almost all the time nowadays, so it wouldn't surprise me at this point if they end up signing a deal.
     
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    Sam is a dweeb. I remember in a rig rundown video he left the gushing about his axe to Herman, who was super excited to do it. Perhaps an ironbird would ve cool, but Sam is a boring ol turd.
     
  20. Randy

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    That Herman Li custom looks cheap. The neckthru with the flamed sandwich is nice but the shape looks like a Douglas Scope and the finish looks like a Legator. I guess it must play really well though?
     

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