Current BC Rich Thread

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  1. Mathemagician

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    So…. Any word on 7 string iron birds? I skipped a ton of pages.

    They would have had a lot of angry customers due to low supply from all the sales/pre-orders lol.
     
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    Wow nice. They look rad.

    I tried their MIK Ironbird Extreme (https://www.guitar.co.uk/bc-rich-ironbird-extreme-with-floyd-rose-matte-white) in the store, and it was alright. Was it £1479 nice? No way. The set up wasn't fab, but that can be fixed. Did it play well? Yeah, it was nice and fun to play. The specs are alright, the Fishmans sounded okay (tried it through a Boss Katana so not the fairest comparison), so it was hard to give it a fair review.

    I'm looking forward to the Prophecy models and I'm hoping they're a decent starting point. If it's built competently, I can do the set up myself and take it from there, but if the guitar is poor from the get-go, I'd be disappointed. At just shy of £1000 though, I'm quite 50/50 about it.
     
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    Exactly my thoughts. Just out of interest where did you try that one?
    What other brands would you compare the neck to?
     
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    It was in guitar.co.uk (previously Merchant City Music) in Glasgow, they had the white Ironbird in.

    Um, it was a neck through but the back of the neck was satin. Lots of abalone, which reminds me of Schecter guitars. I'm used to ERG instruments (I own 2 6 string electrics and a 6 string acoustic) so I found the neck quite small, not too flat, not too curvy. It wasn't like an Ibanez, it's got more "shoulders" and it didn't feel as wide. I've not played enough Jacksons / Schecters / LTDs enough to give it a fair comparison. To put it bluntly, it feel somewhere in the middle and it was okay. Nothing special. The satin feel is slick if you're into that.
     
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    Thanks for that, much appreciated! I'm north of the border next week so might try and swing across to give it a go.
     
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    I'm not sure if they kept the neck profile the same as it was in 2012 but if so it feels remarkably like the ESP thin U but a little more narrow and round. That's coming off my ST though, I don't know if they changed the neck or if it would be different between Legacy/Extreme since the current mockingbirds are based off of the old STs.
     
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    I don't actually see where to pre-order one of these? It says available to order now but idk from where. I'd like to be able to get an idea on the price point.
     
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    You say that as if they've never not been ghost built. :lol:
     
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    I know NOTHING about BCR aside from Bernie stealing hella money after starting another company.

    I’m just a guy waiting over here to see some 7 string iron birds or stealths. Just asking questions as noobs do, and kicking tires. Lol.
     
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    :(

    How many strings does this 8 string zilla have?
     
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    I pre-ordered a black ironbird prophecy from chondro in February and still waiting. Last I heard the black ones werent even in the first batch... I'm getting impatient.
     

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