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

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  1. sell2792

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    Surprisingly tasteful. I didn't think I'd actually like it.
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    Are these realistically gonna do we enough to come back around with actual decent specs?

    I wouldn't mind some of these, but they're covered in abalone and from what I've read the scales are all wrong.
     
  4. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Apparently so is the brand.
     
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    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    The scales mostly seem "right" for BC Rich. It's essentially the Gibson scale which is just fine. Lots of shredders get along fine with Les Pauls etc. And lots of folks tune down with Les Pauls etc.

    The exception was the 25.5" scale 8, which was a poor choice but it seems like 7s and 8s will now be 26.5".
     
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  6. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire We need ERG Ironbirds

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    most people that are into 8 strings aren't going to touch these tbh. Between the godawful abalone and the shorter scale length, they'll probably wallow in a warehouse like the lucky 8 series.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Screenshot_20191021-080651_Instagram.jpg Screenshot_20191021-080656_Instagram.jpg Screenshot_20191021-080702_Instagram.jpg Screenshot_20191021-080636_Instagram.jpg the shredzillas look awesome. Love the trans black one the most. Seems i am gonna hold off on buying another guitar till these drop. I know the abalone is tacky, but wth.

    If we get some stealths tho with a fr and 25.5" scale then i am really gonna have a problem.....

    Also is it weird that these pictures made my day?
     
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    I'm really liking that Extreme series Mockingbird in matte black w/ evertune and fishmans. If they ever made a non-beveled warlock with those specs, i'd be all over it.
     
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    I'm glad to see some "Shredzilla" models with some sort of top contouring. The boxy, flat-topped ones they showed up until today just looked heavy and uncomfortable. Here's to hoping that the contouring is making the edges thinner, and not that they kept those the same and made the middle thicker. :lol:

    in my head "Shredzilla" should be the no-holds-barred "shred monster" guitar, where every design element is designed to be fast, easy, and ergonomic. Not that it should be the Godzilla of guitars (big, clunky, awkward movements, heavy, etc).
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    The shredzilla with the burl top and evertune is super nice, but of course they just had to screw it up with the extremely tacky abalone binding and inlays. Get rid of those, and I'd heavily consider buying one.
     
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    Oh man, I just picked up a Schecter SLS C7 Elite FR (it's awesome) but have always been a fan of BC Rich shapes, though their last go was horrible. I emailed them a few months ago asking if the company was ever gonna pull itself back up and start making guitars again but got no response. If they release a 26.5" scale 7-string Floyd Rose Mockingbird, Virgin, or Warlock I think I would absolutely have to pick one up, especially a Mockingbird or Virgin, and before you say it I'm not concerned with neck dive lol.


    Rev.
     
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    Fucking love that abalone. No sarcasm. Glad things are moving forward!!!
     
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    ExplorerMike 60% of the time...it works every time.

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    Definitely loving that rack full of Stealths.
     
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    I won't care until I see a finished iron bird
     
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    Stupid sexy stealth.
     
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    I think they need to just go ahead and make a batch of matte black iron birds with reverse 6 headstocks and Floyd’s
     
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    Woah. Glad to see those Stealths.
     
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    Yes, I can officially say we will have 26.5" 8s with Floyds on their way to our doorstep. Prepare.
     
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