SOMEONE NEEDS TO BUY THIS! (Edit - maybe not)

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by NecroSamist, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. NecroSamist

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    RAVE? Where is that line made?
     
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    uuuuhhhh.....Rave series are pretty much the cheapest POS guitars to ever bear the BC Rich name. i had a Rave ST for a while, and it was a HUGE piece of shit. $100 is too much for it, imo.
     
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    ^ What we needed to know.
     
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    i actually played my Rave live once, at a show at my high school....it didn't sound too terrible, i guess, but it was fucked up in so many ways.....the fingerboard was peeling off, and it needed tons of work to make it close to playable. it was plywood, though, and quite heavy...super bright sounding, too. standard strat-style trem, single humbucker. mine may have been a particularly bad example, but when i was doing research on the line a few years ago, i learned a fair bit about them, and it sounded like they were either the rough equivalent to, or below, the bronze series....but during the Class Axe era (generally considered to be a low point in BC Rich history). not a whole lot going for it, imo...
     
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    Below Bronze? Damn, I wouldn't make anyone play a Bronze.
     
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    yeah, man.....pretty crappy stuff. i found some (very low quality) pics of my old ST as it was when i first got it, i'll see if i can find some other pics of it as well. unfortunately, it's difficult to tell from the pics quite how shitty it was.

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    here's a pic with it as it was after being fixed up:
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    Heh, well, nevermind then i guess :lol:
     
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    the headstock reminds me of Laserbeak for some reason :lol:
     
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    Yeah, a friend of mine had a Rave series Warlock and it was pretty bad. I thought the Bronze series were bad too from my experience. I've owned Platinum series and NJ series BC Riches back in the day (Warlocks and a Gunslinger) and they were both great guitars IMO. :agreed:
     
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    :yesway: Thanks, I almost pulled the trigger on it for a swirl candidate.
     
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    yeah the platinum Ironbird i had (from 2000) wasn't too bad, not spectacular either, though. neck felt nice and it seemed like a reasonably solid guitar, but 2 major annoyances with it.....it was extremely neck-heavy, and it wasn't very comfortable to play, because if you stood up with it, it was most comfortable with the strap extended as far as it would go, making the low frets comfortable to play, but anything much higher than the 12th fret sucked....and then when sitting down, if you had it on your right leg, it was the same deal as standing with the strap long.....but if you sat with it classical style, the low notes were really hard to reach.

    very cool looking guitar though :lol:
     

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