B.C. Rich N.J. Series

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by B.C. Rich

Description This guitar has 24 frets. It has a "Beast" head stock, and it has a "killer body".
Posted By David Dean (48)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 2/23/2003, Tristin Campbell (1139) posted:
Overall Rating:
Overall, this guitar was a steal for $350, I'd expect this type of playability from a US instrument. I think you could find them normally for like $650. Still a good price for this thing. Did I mention this thing has the most beautiful harmonics you've ever heard? :)
Price: $350.00
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
I cant remember where it was made, but that dont matter. It has a flamed maple top on the soft maple wings. The neck is 5 piece maple/walnut(?). @4 extra jumbo frets, 6 string. 2 volumes, 1 tone and a 3-way toggle. 2 BC Rich pu's, better than the BDSMs on the stabdard NJs. Passive. All natural finish, looks awesome with the alternating wood types. It has the warlock body shape with the widow headstock, equipped with a FR.
Playability:
The action is as low as it goes, no buzzes. It has a very fast, smooth feel. The neck is a little thicker, than say, an RG/universe. It's nice though, kinda flat. Feels good. I have to admit that it does play better than my beloved Jackson, and the neck-thru feels awesome on higher register notes. Unrestricted. The bridge is also better. The fine tuners are much smoother-acting and dont feel like they get caught up or have inconsistent tuning ranges like my Jacksons.
Sound Quality:
It haves a high output sound. Very rich, full and smooth. Has a more melodic metal sound. Think Jag Panzer. The neck pickup has a nice thick rythm sound. It can get a good chunk or a smooth hard sound. Doesnt hum surprisingly. I was wowed by these things.
Durability:
Heres where the axe shows its weak side. All those points and sharp body bevels and what-not I'm sure can collect some easy chippage if not treated like a goddess. I'm sure it can hold up more than good enough for playing-wise. But the cosmetics are fragile. The finish appears quite delicate too, could crack easu I bet.
On 12/19/2001, David Dean (48) posted:
Overall Rating:
I looked at the Warlock and I choose this one because of its sleek body. Yes. Diffently. I love this guitar. I wouldn't trade for anything else. The best I would say is the playability. The worst is it's size. But that isn't bad. This is the "wicked-mans" Guitar.
Price: $0.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
Made in the U.S. the Body is made of Chesswood. A hard maple neck. A 6 string with 24 frets. Dimond inlays. Volume, Tone, and swithches for its two hi-output humbuckers (H/H). Active electronics. Transparent red. This baby is a most like a Warlock but with more edge. Double cutaway. A Floyd Rose tremolo with locking nut and sealed die-cast tunners.
Playability:
A very good neck. Low resistence and long playability. Play like or if not better than a Gibson SG. I have not found any flaws in the Guitar itself. (Only the player).
Sound Quality:
I only use a Fender Cyber-Twin with a GT-6 Boss guitar processer. I play thrash, classical, etc. Anything at all. It may not be the best for all uses because it does have distorition pickups in it. The sound can be anything you want it to be. The sound is better than most Guitars I have played. There is hardly any unwanted noise from it. It just depends on how you use it. It is more noticeable on stage because of its design.
Durability:
This guitar is steady for and type of live playing. It was made for "hard" rockers. I have had this guitar for about a year now and I have never had for adjust it. Only the strings. I keep it in perfect condition. I only use cleaners meant to be used for it. I dust/clean it every time I play. It is perfect. Strap-locks, Controls and hardware are perfect. I have not really seen it do anything in different types of weather. I use a special molded 66/4214 Hardshell Case Kit. All this case is, is an SKB-66 Guitar case with a SKB-4214 Keyboard case. Both of these are of corse bigger because of the special molding that I had done. But it still works the same. Nothing comes out. Nothing comes in. I only give one warning. Due to it special I would not drop it on one of its arms. Don't drop it at all if possible.