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      B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar (516093)

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The B.C. Rich ASM Pro is an electric guitar with EMG pickups, a Floyd Rose Original tremolo and neck-through construction. The ASM Pro is one serious professional level guitar! Other great features include Grover tuners and an ebony fretboard.

Neck-Through Construction

B.C. Rich is known as one of the pioneers in neck through construction. They use it on many of their guitars, because it provides the best possible sustain, resonance, comfort and access to higher frets. Neck-through has long been considered the premium construction method for high-end guitars. This construction starts with a long piece (or pieces) of premium North American maple. That piece runs from the tip of the headstock to the strap button on the opposite end of the guitar. This means that the headstock, fingerboard, pickups and bridge all are mounted to this single sound foundation. Sonically it is a difference you can hear. The neck-through construction also allows more of the body and neck to be cut away at the neck joint, which provides comfort no bolt-on or set-neck could offer. You will find the neck through feature on all top of the line B.C. Rich models.

EMG-81 (bridge position)

The EMG-81 is a high output pickup designed especially for the lead guitarist. The 81 is at its best for high volume overdrive and amps with a master volume. Whether you're playing power rock and roll, or overdriving your amp, there's a razor sharp attack, and incredible sustain for brilliant soloing. If you're looking for exceptional qualities in a rock pickup, the EMG-81 is the one.

EMG-85 (neck position)

Although the EMG-85 has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy low end and a fatter top end. Because of a more natural tone, it works great as a rhythm and blues pickup because it has loads of output but isn't muddy.

The Assassin was introduced in 1986. It was a double cutaway that was a departure for the odd shaped models that B.C. Rich was known for up until that time. In 1986, there were other double cutaways that B.C. Rich began making with various headstocks, pickup configurations, controls and finishes. The ASM model was one of these double cutaways but was introduced much later. There was an ASM 1 and ASM 2, with slightly different shapes and point shapes, but the more pointed and sleek model eventually settled in as the standard ASM shape. The Outlaw originally had holes drilled in the upper bout, but later models were more traditional looking, they were mostly bolt on necks like most of the double cutaway B.C. Rich guitars.

Case sold separately,

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B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar Features:

  • Construction: neck-through
    Body wood: Mahogany
    Top style: flat top
    Tuners: Grover

    Fretboard: ebony
    Frets: 24 jumbo
    Scale: 25 1/2"

    Bridge: Floyd Rose Original
    Pickups: EMG 85 neck, 81 bridge
    Controls: 1 volume, 1 three-way toggle and 1 tone

    Case sold separately

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  • Metal Fix, Anyone?

    As reviewed by Patrick Tabhan on 12/9/2011

    I bought this guitar simply because I was done with the "starting musician, starts with cheap/crappy gear" stage. I've done a good number of gigs and decided to get me something more professional. I play Heavy Metal (Bringin back stuff from Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Testament, Metallica, etc.) And using a Hamer Vector just didn't give me that "Umph" in my sound. I did some research on BC Rich simply because they were one of the brands mentioned for metal music. (Jackson, BC Rich, ESP, Schecter etc.) I considered them all, but the ASM Pro just caught my eye instantly. Among all the BC Rich models, it's the only one to have a standard body. (Strat like but hella' edgeier and sharper.) When I got this from the mail, I was instantly blown away by the EMG 81/85 pickup combo. It has definitely lived up to its hype. The best thing about this guitar is that you can play a decent clean tone (not vintage sounding at all though..Get a Gibson or a Fender if you want that.) But crank up your lows and highs and scoop out those mids. And BAM! Hello Heaviest of Metals. This babe's a beast in disguise. If you love heavy music, you'll definitely wanna get this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • beastly

    As reviewed by ed on 2/21/2009

    this guitar is the greatest guitar in the world neck thru ebony fret board and emgs equal 3 things tone sustain and awesome playability i bought this guitar after my friends dad bought it and a i played it if your looking for a new guitar this is it!

    35 of 41 people found this review helpful.
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  • Top Notch!!!!

    As reviewed by DC on 9/17/2010

    I had to custom order my ASM Pro because I wanted the Pearl White for which they do not carry. This guitar totally shreds. I have been in and out of bands over the past 22 years and have used many guitars. I still own my first custom Jackson San Dimas as it is the bomb. Once I received this guitar, I have not been able to put it down. The Jackson has taken a back seat to this guitar. I have performed on a few occassions since getting this guitar two months ago and it holds up to all my expectations. After setting up the guitar, it has very low action, no buzz! Great harmonics and sustainment and weight is in the middle of light to heavey.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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