Heads up metalheads! Heres a metal-as-hell axe: the B.C. Rich Beast V. That's right, a real beauty this one. Well, without further ado, lets get started!
Features: - CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-On
- BODY WOOD: Nato
- TOP STYLE: Beveled
- HEADSTOCK STYLE: Beast
- HEADSTOCK COLOR: Black
- TUNERS: B.C. Rich Diecast
- NECK WOOD: Maple
- FRETBOARD: Rosewood
- INLAY: Dots
- FRETS: 24 jumbo
- SCALE: 25.5"
- BRIDGE TYPE: Tune o matic
- PICKUPS: B.C. Rich B.S.D.M.
- CONTROLS: 1 volume, 1 tone, 1 three-way toggle
- HARDWARE: Chrome // 8
Sound: The guitar suits Metal more than anything, but is good for Rock and okay for blues. The sound is pretty deep, and sounds heavy as hell. The guitar, as mentioned before, is very good for Metal. It could do with being a bit less metallic-sounding, though. It really shines through with distortion on. // 8
Action, Fit & Finish: The guitar was out of tune, but this was to be expected as it came from Germany. The action was a bit high when arrived, but everything from the hardware, the bridge, the pickups, tuners, nut, fretboard etc. Was fine. The guitar wasn't flawed, minus the high action. // 7
Reliability & Durability: The guitar is built pretty well, and I think it will last. I don't know if it will be suitable for live situations as I haven't tried it yet. The hardware is very good. The finish is also good quality and is set to last, I believe. // 8
Impression: If you play Metal, obviously a B.C. Rich is made for Metal and is a good match. The Beast sounds very good, if slightly metallic-sounding. A better alternative would be a B.C. Rich Virgo as that is also a very nice guitar and is about the same price range. I love how heavy it sounds. I wish it had a tremolo system, though. // 8