So, is BC Rich officially dead? Apparently not. But there's abalone. And it's owned by FFDP.

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  1. MaxOfMetal

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    I didn't say they were only going old school, just mostly.

    They're making some token "modern" Super Strats, because it's pretty much a given. It's low hanging fruit.
     
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    I really don't feel like ERG nerds are the "modern" player. The majority of the stuff I see actually musicians out in the world playing look like what BCR has going on now.

    Is the community big enough to start shelling out 23 stringed fan fret multi scale djent pickup flavor of the month spec'd Ironbirds and Stealths? Meeeehhh I dunno. I'm sure they'd do it at some point but at a limited run. Right now they need to hit the market with some flashy high end stuff, get people back with the brand and then later on try different things.

    They tried to make a little of everything to hit everyone. Pointy shapes, super strats for people who like that shit, old school stuff for the BCR Boomers, even a little something for the 80s BCR people. And the stuff looks good quality.

    I'm not a huge BC Rich fan..but I'm impressed with what they've done and I'm sure this baseline release is going to determine what they release in the future so I'd honestly buy one just to support the company and keep it going. The only BCR guitars I owned was a platinum Virgin and my Dracos. The Dracos were awesome and I had no complaints..and those don't seem to be near the quality of the new line so I'm definitely looking forward to buying one of those Widow basses.
     
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    ^Would also add that we (the users of this forum) are in the serious minority when it comes to guitarists. The "modern" player really is just after an acoustic to play Ed Sheeran covers on.
     
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    black guitars with red pickups and red binding?

    lol

    followed by a run of burl tops with weird burst colorsand a couple of years later with bevels on everything
     
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    So I tried both of these, and a black Stealth today. Verdict? Shredizilla looks good, abalone and all, and played even better.

    The black stealth was pretty darn good too, but the anniversary stealth was awesome. If it had a floyd it'd have blown me away.

    Hopeful that the 8 strings are as good. Only gripe is painted necks on the stealths, and all 3 necks were a little thicker than I usually go for, but not terrible. I liked these three over the RR7 (dunno which one, was like $650) which I normally like Jacksons a fair bit.

    Not saying I'd ever buy these over my Ibbys, but figured a frist hand review would be nice.
     
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    Were the string necks not as thin?
     
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    String necks? Did it autocorrect from stealth necks?

    If so, the shredzilla and stealths had pretty much same neck (7 string vs 6), but both were beefier than my Ibbys. I'd compare them to my old Hellraiser. My issue with the Stealths was the neck was gloss, where the shredzilla was satin like my Ibbys and LTD.
     
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    Hm. I wonder how they feel and yeah aut0 correct got me screwed up.
     
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    Damn those looks hawt
     
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    they keep using the wrong headstock on the mockingbird
     
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    The only thing that I have concerns about is what is that control directly under and between the pickups? Regardless of whether it's a volume control or pickup selector, I'm struggling with my "It's unusual and I don't like it!" sentimentality of a guitar player. To me, it's either the most stupid decision ever or a complete game-changer. Though I'm not sure I'm happy to drop £1500 odd or whatever it is on trying it out. I'll wait til they get to UK shores. If ever...

    But so far, the new guitars they have coming out are a great positive step. Hopefully they get the demand to meet their efforts. They have been quite bold in terms of how big the line is in terms of guitars and variations. I wonder how much money they are actually tying up in stock.

    Also, is it really Five Finger Death Punch in charge now? Or was that some joke that I missed?
     
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    Those are custom shop guitars, they're spec'd how the person/shop who ordered them wants.
     
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    But why the hell not? Like they could find out with half an hour on google and reverb. How can people with so much money and resources have so little ability to learn about their target market? The corporate world eludes me.
     
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    Just waiting for 2020 for all this shit to drop. Gonna wait and pull the trigger on the best candidate. I have the money to purchase it and if it doesnt go well then gunna buy an ESP.

    Hopefully they will have some models that aren't abalone infested by then
     
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    I believe it's a kill button. It's actually a pretty big selling point for me, since I do enjoy using an LP pickup selector as a kill switch, and I'm eager to see if the button makes for a better, more seamless option.
     
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    Thats another way to look at it. Never had a killed switch and not opposed to the idea of it.
     
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    You shush! I love it!


    Rev.
     
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