B.C. Rich Warlock

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by B.C. Rich

Description N.J. Series w/Floyd Rose. Graphite Nuts. Dual Humbuckers
Posted By Ryan Roupe (426)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 4.1 (of 5)
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Member Reviews


On 10/24/2005, Rueben Rivera (49) posted:
Overall Rating:
Would I replace this guitar if it were stolen? no way lol I would replace it with a better version which includes Floyd Rose or get the Stevie Ray Vaughn Signature additon Fender
Model Year: 2001
Price: $450.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
Basically B.C. Rich makes an overall good guitar, however the straight version of the Warlock is not very impressive the pick ups are alright but not greatest, no Floyd Rose kinda sucks but overall for a starter guitar or for someone who is not interested in bomb diving the guitar will work just fine
Playability:
The playability of the guitar is generally good the action is fine however you need to re-string one at a time like Floyd Rose or you will throw your bridge off
Sound Quality:
I use a Crate Full Stack 150 watt, and a Boss GT-3 multiple- effects unit, which seem to all work good together. Washburn sounds excellent on the Crate Amp
Durability:
I would not recommened it for stright playing liek i said generally B.C. Rich makes a good product but all in all the basic version of the Warlock left me yearning for more
On 2/4/2005, Tony Henley (4) posted:
Overall Rating:
Very satisfied
Model Year: 2004
Price: $329.00 (new)
Where Obtained: marys music dickson
Features:
Kerry king signiture edition
Playability:
Plays south of heaven just like kerry
Sound Quality:
Just using a peavy 15 watt practice amp right now
Durability:
On 2/15/2003, Ryan Roupe (426) posted:
Overall Rating:
Not a bad guitar for $650. I would definately reccomed playing one before buying. It takes a while to get used to the shape and size of this guitar.
Price: $650.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Moore's Music Emporium
Features:
2 stock bc rich humbuckers floyd rose 2 Volume 1 Tone
Playability:
Smooth, Fast Neck Low Action Kind of Bulky tho
Sound Quality:
Very dark sounding, but overall nice tone.
Durability:
These things can take quite a beating.
On 10/3/2002, Liam Rutty (428) posted:
Overall Rating:
This was the best sounding guitar I could afford at about US$300 it would be handy if it had a locking trem but then I'd have to pay more. I probably wouldn't buy this guitar again if it was lost or stolen but since it is my first real guitar it is my baby and I will never stop using it for as long as I play guitar. It also sounds pretty good so why would I stop. My next guitar would probably be a Jackson, ESP or Paul Reed Smith
Price: $600.00 Aus (new)
Where Obtained: Local Music Store
Features:
Made in Japan (cheap) 24 frets EMG81 pickups (modified), no tremelo unfortunately non locking tuners black strings go over bridge so you can't take all of the strings off at once or else the bridge changes heights and then the actions screwed
Playability:
Real easy to play light action good and low for lead work yet no fret buzz awkward to play sitting down due to all the edges.
Sound Quality:
SOunds good for me but with 81's. Play metal/hard rock due to the shape can really only be used for metal. I use a Marshall AVT 150 with a crybaby wah and amplifier distortion. Nice warm sound for clean as well as sharp scoop sound for awesome metal. No noise from the guitar at all. SO far the best sounding guitar I've played or equal to it but I havn't played that many expensive guitars. Good if under a budget
Durability:
Had it for about 18 months nothing wrong with it yet. You always get cracks/scratches/dints at the points though but what do you expect.
On 4/21/2002, Dave Stanley (5) posted:
Overall Rating:
I looked at a few Yamaha guitars and an Ibanez but I really like this one. I would recommend it to anyone buying their first electric guitar.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $400.00 No (new)
Where Obtained: Music Stop
Features:
Playability:
The action on this guitar is just the right height. I cant find any flaws with it. This is my first electric guitar and I really like it.
Sound Quality:
I'm using a Fender Frontman 25r with it and a RockTek Distortion Pedal. I play alot of black metal and hard rock and this guiter suits me perfectly.
Durability:
This guiter is fine for live playing and gigging and its not all that heavy, either.
On 6/16/2001, Chris Chaffin (223) posted:
Overall Rating:
I own several guitars of different makes and models but I think I will start buying some more B.C. Rich guitars .
Model Year: 2001
Price: $149.00 (new)
Where Obtained: musician's friend
Features:
Great guitar for the price.Has 22 frets, 2 hummbucker pickups.
Playability:
Fast, this guitar made even me sound half way decent that says alot.
Sound Quality:
Used my peavey special 212 and played at a loud volume because of my drummer and this thing didn't even feed back or nothing.
Durability:
On 2/13/2001, Justin Frear (3769) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is the epitomy of a heavy metal guitar and has definitely left it's mark on the music industry. It was fun but good for pretty much one genre of music. A huge visual statement when on stage. I'd consider another one just for nostalgic purposes, but I'd make sure it was an older one like this. The new Bronze series Rich's just don't take the cake IMO.
Model Year: 1988
Price: $200.00
Where Obtained: Metro Music, Phoenix
Features:
Mine was the middle of the road Platinum Series manufactured around 1987 or so. Imported from Japan if memory serves. 2 humbuckers, a Dimarzio super distortion in the bridge and stock in the neck. Gotoh locking trem, Schaller tuners.
Playability:
This was set up perfect for fast lead work and the neck had a nice flat radius. And for all of it's angles, it wasn't bad playing sitting down, either!
Sound Quality:
This just screamed for high gain and fast riffs. I used it with several different rigs from an effects-free Marshall to a very wet sounding rack. Tone wise, you could use it for a wide variety of styles, but email me if you use it to win an audition for a jazz trio.
Durability:
Mine was taken thru the ringer and came out singing. Took me over a year to get a case for it and by that time, the only flaws were small chips on the tips of the wings. If you're familiar with pointy-guitars, this is a no brainer as the tips will chip just by looking at them.
On 1/10/2001, Nate Boggs (8) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is a good guitar, if you can get one on sale, go for it, if your a beginner i cant say if its good or not cuz i dont know, but i feel this is a good guitar, except the action on it is very heavy.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $199.00 (new)
Where Obtained: music center
Features:
This is a good guitar, it is my first, so i cant say its the bet but it is good, the only problem i had on it is i had to bring it in because i had to get it fixed cuz hte strings were vibrating against the frets, it was easily fixed and for cheap, but, i would say its a good guitar.
Playability:
The only flaws is that mine has a chip in it cuz ernie ball straps suck fat ass. the sound i get is great though.
Sound Quality:
I use a crate gfx-15 for the time being, i am gonna get some better equptment though. i am just starting out though.
Durability:
All the hardware is good except that the place where i plug my cord into keeps unscrewing so i have to constantly make sure its tight.
On 12/3/2000, Nick Arvidson (4) posted:
Overall Rating:
First Guitar Nice neck, easily accessable very durable
Price: $250.00
Where Obtained: Pawn Shop
Features:
Made in Japan Mahogany neck 24 frets 2 tone, 1 volume knob 3way selector switch H/H Red Finish bolt on neck non-locking tuners no tremolo
Playability:
This guitar is pretty good. nice neck, very accessable only flaw: no tremolo or locking system
Sound Quality:
Plug into a Fender "Princeton Chorus" amp Crybaby wah wah Zoom 505 FX pedal -Heavy Metal- slight twang
Durability:
Good durability. It has been hit into a dresser, dropped, etc. good shape-plays great
On 11/8/2000, Jorge Rodriguez posted:
Overall Rating:
YOU GOTTA LOVE IT!
Price: $700.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
2 volume, 1 tone, 3 pickup settings (treble, bass, both) i actually have the Platnium version whicch has the quad tremlo (Very Good!) maple neck, chrome hardware, 2 humbuckers
Playability:
Excellent, it has a nice thick, 24 fret neck. the tremlo is amazingly durable, i can go insane on it and the tunning is quite stable.
Sound Quality:
Great, THE metal guitar. since i play metal its perfect. and of course with its very metal look. great design
Durability:
Amazingly durable. i love this guitar
On 7/24/2000, STEVEN MADGE (13) posted:
Overall Rating:
For a begginer it's a great metal guitar. Inexpensive and durable. I love the look of it, and I'm glad I bought it.
Price: $179.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
It was made in Indonesia. Has a volume knob and a tone knob. 2 Humbucks.
Playability:
I really like this guitar. It was cheap and it plays nice. I really can jam on it.
Sound Quality:
I use a crate 15GFX amp. Sounds good on overdrive. Good for metal music. SOund is warm and dark.
Durability:
Built tough
On 6/22/2000, Mike Shimony (88) posted:
Overall Rating:
I really like this guitar. The only flaw is it goes out of tune easy if you use the tremlo, which I never do. I would have bought another Warlock, but they are hard to find in the stores around here. And I wanted to try it before I bought it.
Price: $400.00 (new)
Features:
It has a temlo, but no locks on the strings so if you use it the guitar goes out of tune fast.
Playability:
This guitar has a really nice feel. It has a thick neck which I really like.
Sound Quality:
I hook it up to a Marshal VS100 and use a Metal Zone for distortion. It has a really great thick dark sound. There is a little noise but not bad for a 12 year old guitar that is really beat up.
Durability:
This guitar is really durable. It's been dropped, cracked, you name it and it still has a killer sound.