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B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar Pearl Black

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The B.C. Rich ASM 1 is an electric guitar that is not short on looks or features! Reliable and growling B.C. Rich B.D.S.M pickups coupled with a vintage style tremolo allow you to throw down your best... Click To Read More About This Product

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The B.C. Rich ASM 1 is an electric guitar that is not short on looks or features! Reliable and growling B.C. Rich B.D.S.M pickups coupled with a vintage style tremolo allow you to throw down your best riffs with style. B.C. Rich even added their signature hollowpoint inlays on the fretboard. The flat-top styling gives a bold and pristine look to the guitar's edge.

Bolt-on Construction

A number of B.C. Rich guitars use a classic bolt-on construction. On these guitars the neck is connected to the body with 4 bolts. This construction offers some added flexibility in the guitar's adjustment and provides the option to change the neck in the future.

B.C. Rich BDSM Pickups

B.C. Rich designed their BDSM humbucking pickups to provide a solid sound and to be durable while delivering high output. BDSM stands for Broad Dynamic Sonically Matched. Which simply means that the pickup is designed to reproduce a wide range of frequencies accurately (broad dynamic). Then they are tested and matched in pairs (Neck and Bridge) by their inherent individual and signature tonal and output characteristics to give a solidly balanced tone (sonically matched).

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.

FEATURES

  • Construction: bolt-on
  • Body wood: basswood
  • Top style: flat top
  • Tuners: B.C. Rich die-cast
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • Frets: 24 jumbo
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Bridge: Vintage tremolo
  • Pickups: B.C. Rich B.D.S.M.
  • Controls: 1 volume, 1 three-way toggle and 1 tone
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B.C. RichASM 1 Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

great guitar, great price

I went in to buy a new practice amp at local music store, I have a strat, a les paul, and a dean mustaine v,, when they handed me this guitar I...Read complete review

I went in to buy a new practice amp at local music store, I have a strat, a les paul, and a dean mustaine v,, when they handed me this guitar I was amazed, at the workmanship for a cheaper guitar, everything felt solid, super fast neck, the stock pick ups were a bit weak, but needless to say i ended up adding it to my collection, along with the amp,, what an amazing value!!! get yourself one you won't at all be disappointed

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for begginers

I bought this guitar last summer as my very first electric guitar. At the time i had only been plaing for about 5 months and it was amazing until i become more experienced and...Read complete review

I bought this guitar last summer as my very first electric guitar. At the time i had only been plaing for about 5 months and it was amazing until i become more experienced and learned more complicated stuff. The body is nice and comfortable but the neck is kinda thick for me, and the frets rip your fingers to shreds when sliding a lot. For a cheap guitar, the pickups are pretty nice but gets muddy when you drop tune alot like i do. Depending on the type of music you play, this may b a bad or good guitar. Its nice for thrash and extreme metal, but for more intense and technical music like metalcore or hardcore it has much to b desired. Not bad for the price but if youve been playing for awhile and play technical music then stay away.

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(48 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great guitar, great price

By Ben

from colorado springs

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

I went in to buy a new practice amp at local music store, I have a strat, a les paul, and a dean mustaine v,, when they handed me this guitar I was amazed, at the workmanship for a cheaper guitar, everything felt solid, super fast neck, the stock pick ups were a bit weak, but needless to say i ended up adding it to my collection, along with the amp,, what an amazing value!!! get yourself one you won't at all be disappointed

(16 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It's a great little guitar!

By Karl Larsen

from Coos Bay, Oregon

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

It plays good, it sounds good; I have guitars that cost twenty times as much money that don't sound twenty times as good.

(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not bad ...

By Michael L.

from Bakerfield, CA

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

Bought this guitar when it was on special for $ 99. Could not pass up the price. Its actually a decent guitar. Neck is OK but frets a bit rough. Pick ups kinda weak and muddy. Looks good though - stays in tune which is great.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cool

By Nick Vairo

from scottsdale

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

Well the guitar itself was very good quality, the paint was nice pristine. But I knew that the bridge pickup was kinda weak but I was ready for that but the neck was really great. 5/5

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing sound for your buck

By chris

from wpb FL

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

Well I first came across this guitar while i was waiting around in the store. so I picked it up an started to jam out on it. I was instantly impressed with how it felt in my hands an it sounded amazing an i was blown away i just could not put it down. an for the price you would be hard pressed to find a better deal. if your looking for great looking an sounding guitar this is the one for you

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for the price.

By Francisco Castillo

from Bronx, NY

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is awesome for the price. Worth far more then I paid for it and to say I'm happy with my purchase is an understatment.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

B.C. Rich ASM 1

By Don Grissom

from Ragley, Louisiana

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

Excellent electric guitar for the price. The pickups have great tone quality and the action is similar to my Fender Stratocaster.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great sound and great price

By chris

from lehigh acres,florida

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

before i got this guitar i heard a bunch of talk bout how "it sucks, horrible pick ups, and cheaply made" but once i got it home i found it to be a awesome sounding guitar definitly a guitar for someone looking to get into metal and at not to mention how light the guitar is but for such a great price u really cant go wrong

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

WOW SURPRISED

By Lance

from Blythe Ca

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

Well i went to guitar center lookin for a good platform to build on for a stage guitar, something cheap that i could put active pickups in and not worry about it getting stolen or breaking from stage abuse. well needless to say this surpassed my expectations. 24 frets fast slim neck and decent pickups. I have an Ibanez Ninja series Rg, Ltd 260fx, and an orriginal 1981 gibson flying v the v all with aftermarket pickups, i'm not saying this bc rich is anywhere near as good as my three others, but with new sd blackouts and pots it will be great for shows and touring, still not studio quallity but close enough. if your looking for a begining guitar you cant ask for much more, or if your like me and want something you can trough in the back of the truck or van without stressing about it getting stolen or lost and still sounding good pick it up too.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar.

By Connor

from Hurley, WI

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

Got this Memorial Weekend as my first electric guitar and I was blown away. I have tried fender strats but I'd say this is a much better guitar and it is cheap! The only issue I have are the stock string but replace those and you should be fine.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds Good to me!

By Justin

from Kissimmee, Florida

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar on sale, and it didn't disappoint. It has really good sustain, which really surprised me. The people that are saying "it won't stay in tune" are wrong.I whammy the hell out of it, and it stays in tune great. You can't go wrong for this price!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

epic

By barlow lynch

from corsicana texas

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

well i got this guitar for 99$ on sale mainly got it cuz it was cheap and i needed a new guitar cuz my gibson les paul's head stock broke off >.< but got this thing and wow the red finish is amazing ive been around custom cars for most my life and this thing has some amazing looking paint but also its light im on the smaller side (im 16 5'8 and like 115lb's is all) so its nice to be able to really move around with a guitar rather then it kinda pulling you where it goes only problem is the knobs got rly lose after like a week but nothing a little hot glue dident fix so for what i paid i wouldent get anything else....

(2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Alright Guitar, Will it be satisfied.

By Connor

from Hurley, WI

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar because it was cheap and let me tell you, you get what you paid for. Just stick with other brands like fender or gibson. This guitar is pretty much un-tuneable and when you change chords, it does not sound good.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good for begginers

By Chayce B.

from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar last summer as my very first electric guitar. At the time i had only been plaing for about 5 months and it was amazing until i become more experienced and learned more complicated stuff. The body is nice and comfortable but the neck is kinda thick for me, and the frets rip your fingers to shreds when sliding a lot. For a cheap guitar, the pickups are pretty nice but gets muddy when you drop tune alot like i do. Depending on the type of music you play, this may b a bad or good guitar. Its nice for thrash and extreme metal, but for more intense and technical music like metalcore or hardcore it has much to b desired. Not bad for the price but if youve been playing for awhile and play technical music then stay away.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for beginners!

By Lucas Meinstad

from Howard Lake, MN

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for about 4 months now, and it still plays great! The stock pickups aren't bad at all, I still have them in it, and I love to play the drop tuned metal stuff. The neck has a good feel to it, and the fretboard also feels very nice! It's also easy to change the strings; just put them the bridge and tune! With that being said, there are also negatives about this guitar as well. Maybe it's just my model, but the tuners are a little stiff when tuning from time to time. You could probably fix this yourself though. The bridge does have a whammy bar, but it's not a locking bridge, so if you abuse the whammy bar (which a lot of people do, including me) be prepared to re-tune a couple strings from time to time. The volume knob is in a position that if you do use the whammy bar, there is a good possibility that you could spin the knob by accident when grabbing or dumping off the bar, but if you don't use it, problem solved already. All in all, this is an excellent guitar for someone beginning to move up in guitar quality. This definitely sounds much better than those cheaper guitars!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Its B.C. Rich, but not built like one

By Brian B

from Manchester, NH

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar at guitar center, and it was absolutely amazing in sound, however after about 3 months, the neck ended up twisted. The sound is dynamite, 24 frets, never goes out of tune when you use the whammy bar. Long story short, get it, but get a warranty as well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good guitar for beginners

By brandon regan

from Flushing,Queen

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

Even though ive played for 2 years i know my stuff and and the non locking tremolo system has horrendous tuning stability for heavy metal. However, it has helped me when i did start out so i think it would be great for beginners (sorry if i spelt it wrong)The strings have lasted along time and as we know every guitarist would want a new shredding machine, as they progress in their talent and skill, so i think it would be fantastic as a starting guitar

 
5.0

Very satisfied.

By guitarguy

from South Park Pa.

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

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      Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

      I'm a B.C. Rich fan, so I might be a little bias, but I really love this guitar. It has great play ability, great tone and just all around great feel. I just play for a hobby and really enjoy it. My only complaint is there doesn't seem to be much finish on the neck. I also own a B.C. Rich Warlock and a B.C. Rich Mockingbird and love both of them.I'm looking to purchase a few more. All in all a great guitar for the money.

       
      5.0

      Purely Awesome

      By Brandon P.

      from Blandburg, Pennsylvania

      Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

      Got this guitar because i needed a new guitar that i could abuse a little bit. when i got it I couldn't put it down. It has an awesome tone, great sustain, heavy low end, and taps like a dream. I play metal and itdoes everything I could ever ask. The strap holder on the tail end stripped out but bit of superglue fixed it better tan new. The red finish is absolutely awesome and hasn't scratched yet. The fretboard was a little bit rough at first but once I played it for a while it smoothed over and now it plays great. Overall it's probably the best bang for your buck if you are into metal and heavy music, and it will last as long as you play it.

       
      5.0

      very very happy

      By morgg

      from boise, id

      Comments about B.C. Rich ASM 1 Electric Guitar:

      i got this about 3 months ago. it has a very smooth neck , so its easy to solo or play far apart notes. it never comes with the wammy bar but it might be best so it doesnt go out of tune. i got the black 1 and it looks very slick and new, even now. theres no noticable fingerprints. it has 20 frets if u didnt notice and it has 3 selections for the pickups. and they are good, they pick up pretty good sound and on destortion, its a beast. overall i am very happy for the price and guitar and everything. very much recomended by my other frends that have been playing longer than me (about 3 years) too.

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