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				BC Rich: Beast reviews
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        Review by
a visitor on 12.9.2007
		
			
      
      
        
          
          
        
          bought it about 5 years ago for ?300 second hand... not sure
why i bought it really.. wasnt particularly into metal just thought
the look of it was awesome.
        
        
            
      
    	  
	    
        
          
           
          
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          Although many found this guitar uncomfortable to play while
sitting down... considering the shape, i found it relatively easy to
play.. no problems really.The points are clearly vulnerable to damage,
so chips and scratches are pretty much what you would expect with
constant play. I found the stock pickups a little harsh and in dire
need of a change, i personally couldnt get anything good from them. I
also found the lic floyd rose to be a joke.. bad design, that put me
off floating trems for a while. The neck is heavily vanished which is
not my preference but apart from that plays ok.
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          The shape is unique.... to have that unique shape sacrifices
playability which is obvious. Itnulls a cliche but this guitar is for
metal/kiss type bands on stage making a riot. 
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          i found the sound quality a bit crap tbh, i think that was a
combination of shit pickups and an unconventional body shape plus a
bolt on necck etc etc. I personally would take a strat any day
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          inulld guess it would be pretty reliable being a mahogany
body... although as i said before chips galore by the spikes. As for
tuning i found the trem and nut a joke to use and pretty much
useless.
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          I sold mine 2 years later for the same price (yeah!).. if i
could go back and not buy this guitar, that is exactly what i would
have done and would probably be a better player today, as this guitar
pretty much put me off playing for a while. 
           
        
      
	
	
	 
	

	
	
      
        Review by
ironman9386 on 7.1.2006
		
			
      
      
        
          
          
        
          ok i hate these things!all B.C Rich suck!i bought a beast
for 260 dollars.the first fret wouldnt play,it wouldnt stay in
tune,and the sound sucked compared to my other 4 guitars...my first
guitar was better and it was a first act.lmao.
        
        
            
      
    	  
	    
        
          
           
          
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          it sucked!looked cool but played terrible.the shape of it is
cool all B.C Rich look cool but everyone of them ive played rnt that
good.
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          the first fret wouldnt play.i rose the strings so it wouldnt
ring and it still did.
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          the sound isnt that good.my first guitar was better(it was a
first act,lmao)
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          its not the reliable.mine always needed tuning and it broke
right away.
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          i like the guitar and all.the overall looks are cool but
they dont play very well.
           
        
      
	
	
	 
	

	
	
      
        Review by
a visitor on 15.9.2005
		
			
      
      
        
          
          
        
          I bought my BC Rich Beast almost a year ago at a music store
down the street, called Arbutus. I bought it for $1100 although they
were trying to get $1300 out of me.
        
        
            
      
    	  
	    
        
          
           
          
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          Well after all this time of owning it, it hasnnullt broken
or in anyway lost its sounds. As it concers durability I would say
itnulls one of the better guitars I own. BC Rich knows how to make
them. This beutiful piece of work isnnullt just long lasting but one
of the best guitars for metal music out there (within the price range
of an average person). This thing sure can roar with the right amount
of over drive. Although it can unleash hell, it can also tune it down
a bit. (But not Too much). But if younullre a fan of bending, than
this guitar is not for you. Bending the strings on this guitar
isnnullt too easy and achieved minimal sounds. However, while this
guitar sounds great and can stay that way, the playability of it is
quite bad. Sitting and playing this guitar is out of the question
unless you donnullt mind a sharp corener in your gut. Even while on a
strap this machine still can be pretty dangerous. But it is fairly
light, Inullll give it that.
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          With a fairly thin neck and light weight body this guitar is
a very playable instrument. Although it is a big uncomfortable,
younullll find itnulls well worth it. Just donnullt try sitting down
with this mother or els younullll get a corner in your gut. But on the
other hand you got a rather devistating weapon if the crowd gets rowdy
;).
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          Well as it concerns heavy distortion and roaring attributes
(which is what itnulls built for) itnulls awsome. the dual BDSM
pickups provide for moer than enough kick. But as comparing this
guitar to my others guitars comes... It isnnullt very easy in my
oppinion. I have a very wide range of guitars from bluesy Artcores to
rockers like Airlines. But I can tell without a shadow of a doubt, in
itnulls field it is one of the best I think, casting its
counter-parts, the warlock and mockingbird in itnulls shadows.
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          Well I bought my Beast almost a year ago and I play it
everyday. After all this time of owning it it hasnnullt faltered in
its ability to roar like the best of them. Although I hanvnullt done
TOO many live gigs, what I have done its taken me through no problem.
While the guitar needs tunning every now and again, like all guitars
do, it stays in tune long enogh that you would get angry.
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          Hm Inulld say over all this guitar is deffinetley worth its
price, seeing as though it has dropped significantly since I purchased
it. The roaring sound and light-weight body make up for its
uncomfortableness. If you like metal younullll absolutley adore this
little monster.
           
        
      
	
	
	 
	

	
	
      
        Review by
Kiriyama on 23.3.2005
		
			
      
      
        
          
          
        
          Ok, i bought my BC Rich Beast from a local music store
called Rimmers Music, i paid 150 pounds for it in a clearence sale.
        
        
            
      
    	  
	    
        
          
           
          
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          as soon as i picked up this guitar it just felt great. it
has some excellent sound on it and like the dude above said, it does
produce quite a lot of echo. it has a three way selectore switch and a
basic tone and volume control. it has a fixed bridge, NOT a tremolo
system which is fine for me because i hate tremolo systems unless
itnulls a floyd rose. Is it Unique? hell yes, the radical shape is
like no other and put it this way, if you want to buy this guitar for
doing gigs and the like, i can almost guarantee that you will need to
buy a new gig bag because it is incredibly wide, all in all, it
produces a kick ass sound, perfect for metal.
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          This guitar is everything i expected it to be, great
sounding, devilish looks and overall just sheer quality, i wouldnnullt
expect anything less from BC Rich. the guitar has 2 humbucker pickups
and is very good for tapping and hammer-ons.
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          This guitar produces some brilliant new century hardcore and
power metal sounds, it is also pretty damn loud and has a hint of
echo.
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          This guitar is very reliable, the strings go right through
the body of the guitar via little holes and not through the bridge and
therefore techniques such as palm muting do not make the guitar go out
of tune. i rarely have to tune this guitar. i would not recommend this
guitar for using at gigs as it has a lot of rather sharp and pointy
edges and therfore jumping around and crowd surfing whilst playing it
may earn you a law suit from the person whonulls eye you just gouged
out.
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          Overall, this guitar just kicks ass, it looks great, sounds
great and will earn you the admiration of the crowd, and the envy of
other players. if there is one thing to criticise it woulde be that it
can be quite painful to use whilst sitting down as a few of the
pointed edges can dig into your chest and legs.
           
        
      
	
	
	 
	

	
	
      
        Review by
Falkon on 20.7.2004
		
			
      
      
        
          
          
        
          I got my Beast at the Music Exchange Shop in
Broadheadsville, PA for $565.00. it was not previously used. it did
not come with anything but the case. 
        
        
            
      
    	  
	    
        
          
           
          
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          This guitar has only 2 knobs. 1 for tone and 1 for volume.
Its extemely easy to control. The guitar has a wah bar, so thats a
great feature. There arent many weak points. The guitar has many sharp
ends on it which makes it a little bit dangerous if there are infants
in the house.
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          I can reach the desired results with the item. it has alot
of echo though. If your into the industrial metal sound, its great. If
you like rock and roll or punk, you may want to get a Fender
Stratocaster, a Gibson Les Paul or an SG. It is one of the loudest
guitars i have ever heard. I would think if you play heavy metal or
industrial or something along those lines, this would be the perfect
guitar. I, on the other hand, like rock and roll. 
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          This guitar has good sound quality. as i said earlier its
loud and echos alot. it generates alot of noise. i would say it
performs better than alot of other guitars. 
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          This guitar has not needed any repairs since Inullve had it.
If your looking for a guitar with a high ammount of nullendurancenull,
this is it.
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
        
        
           
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          I chose this guitar because i could afford it. It does live
up to my expectations. i expected to have an echo and i expected it to
be loud. I would still prefer a Gibson. i like rock and roll and B.C.
Rich is an industrial guitar. I would say that B.C. Rich is the second
or third best guitar company out there. i love this guitar.
           
        
      
	
	
	 
	




	
    
  












  
    
  
  
    
  
  
    
  
  
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