Current BC Rich Thread

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

  1. KnightBrolaire

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    Chondro guitars confirmed the MK2 single hum floyd loaded ironbirds (lambo orange, candy apple red, gloss black, green pearl) are going to be 899 usd and made in Indonesia.
     
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    Solid friggin price. Now I got to decide between a green iron bird or a brandon ellis sig...
     
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    This is pretty sick. Where are these built again?
     
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    I can already tell by looking at that its going to be over $2,000
     
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    hahahahaahha

    This!!!

    Its like they like the idea of acting like a guitar company - more than they do actually being a guitar company hahaha
     
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    It's out of stock at red blanket but listed for under 2K. Can anyone @ mention the red blanket guy? (don't know his username)
     
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    These are €1390 at Thomann, which translates to about $1500. Not too expensive.
     
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    Which is also on par with the other higher-end BCR imports.
     
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  9. electriceye

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    There’s a guy who posts a lot on IG who builds them (not for BCR). I would probably go that route instead off dealing with whatever incarnation BCR is this month. His username is jmlinstruments (No affiliation). He calls that model the “Doombird”
     
  10. electriceye

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    Have you ever played an original Gunslinger or ST-III?
     
  11. Mathemagician

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    *please have good QC. Please have good QC*
     
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    When they say “original,” is it going to be EXACTLY like the originals? Because the last round of Gunslingers were pieces of shit MIK that didn’t feel remotely close to the real deal (I had one for a few days and it was gr=a rage compared to my 86 Gunslinger. If they don’t have the exact neck profile and such, then they’re insulting buyers.
     
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    The ASM was a missed opportunity, big time. To me, outside of the Gunuslinger, that was THE best S-style they ever made. But they only made a handful of them and the previous owners didn’t make them when the super start craze roared back and is still going (which is what I said when this thread was started many moons ago). I’m glad they don’t use that headstock shape, though, as I have a template of it and will use it on many of my own builds. :)
     
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    I've heard not so great things about their recent korean stuff from owners, so I don't have terribly high hopes tbh.
     
  15. DrakkarTyrannis

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    No. Nor would I want to
     
  16. Mathemagician

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    That’s unfortunate. I’ve played some of Jackson’s stuff out of China (crackle finishes) and have been pleasantly surprised. While not Indonesia is still typically the lower(est) end lines. So I guess we just wait until they get into stores.
     
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    A lot of people on the Facebook group said that the ones they have are comparable to the old NJ Deluxe stuff that was really quality but they all needed setups and you shouldn't buy from Guitar Center. It's a mixed bag on store reviews so I'm inclined to believe they can make them well and they can be really worth the money, just play it first. I've been looking into getting one but the scarcity and price has really turned me off, but I haven't seen many used turn up and usually that's a good indicator they aren't worth keeping.

    Then again, some of those 1 star reviews are pretty damning.
     
  18. electriceye

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    That’s too bad. Because you’d find out your comment was off the mark.
     
  19. DrakkarTyrannis

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    Nah...statement still checks out
     
  20. eggy in a bready

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    no, they're right. it's really dumb to shit on an og gunslinger, even dumber if you shit on them when you haven't even played one. they shred.

    while BC is known for their wild shapes, they are (were?) also known for making killer guitars. that also rings true for their more conservative designs.
     
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