ASM 1 Electric Guitar Red

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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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Overview

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.
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B.C. RichASM 1 Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Jamming (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (3)

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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5.0

Very satisfied.

By guitarguy

from South Park Pa.

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      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.

       
      3.0

      Affordable Hard Rock Guitar

      By Ted Ottinger

      from Nashville, TN

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

      The first thing I want to stress is that this is a hard rock guitar. The pickups are really hot. I record through a Line 6 Pod, and even clean settings sound like I'm using some sort of overdrive, if you dont turn down the volume on the guitar. This guitar looks great and feels great. plays well, and stays in tune. The pickups make it "not for everyone", but lets be honest. If you're buying a BC Rich, you know that you're not not going to get a "subtle" tone. This a lot of guitar for the price. It's lack of versatility, in terms of tone keep it at 3 stars for me. But I cant think of anything else about this guitar that isnt exactly what it claims to be.

       
      5.0

      Awesome Guitar for the price

      By Richard Marsh

      from Michigan

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

      What a great guitar. Fit and finish is excellant and plays really smooth for a guitar in this price range. The neck fits me well and is very smooth. Action is not to high and not to low. The BC Rich pick ups are suprisingly good. Other reviewers have compained that the frets are to high and sharp. I have not experienced this. Others have had problems keepig it in tune. Again, I have not experienced this either. This is my first electric guitar in many years and I can not be anymore happy with it. Plays great, sounds great and it did not break the bank. I would recommend this guitar to anyone that wanted those qualities. Try it you will like it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      most awesome !!

      By markb167

      from santa rosa beach, fl

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Most Awesome Bc Rich
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

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

        most awesome BC Rich i ever played and most well balanced !!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar to learn on

        By Joseph O'Neill

        from York, Pa

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

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

          I bought this guitar a couple of years ago for two reasons: it had two humbuckers, and the price was right. I've since moved on to playing higher quality instruments but I still play the Asm for fun. It stays in tune, very comfortable to play and it doesn't break the bank. I learned all the basics of playing on this guitar and it does hold alot of sentimental value. Had alot of fun with the Asm. I had an Emg 81 placed in the neck position by a friend and that certainly upped it's sound quality, but the original humbuckers aren't that bad. I've heard much worse. B.C. Rich builds quality instruments even at entry level. I might have this guitar sitting around in a gig bag for weeks or months at a time, but it's still in tune when I break it out. Impressive. I would definately recommend this guitar to a beginner or someone who needs a cheap yet reliable standby.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not bad, soldering workmanship sub-par

          By Cwaster

          from Asheville, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
          • Soldering Loose

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

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

          I like this guitar and the price was right. However, it came from the shop with a loose connection in the input jack. Once fixed it was fine, but the quality of the soldering work was questionable.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good budget guitar

          By bigdave

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

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

            I wanted a quality, inexpensive guitar as a gift to my daughter's boy friend. This fit the bill. I set it up and played it a little when I received it. Set-up was identical to my Strat, and the sound and playability was good. I won't be ashamed of gifting this relatively inexpensive guitar.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great price for the guitar.

            By arc101

            from Savannah, Ga

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

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

              Action goes Low, great tone.

              (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

              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Hard to keep in tune

              By papahemi69

              from NY

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                No matter what I do just can't keep it in tune. Especially the three lower strings. Tried blocking the tremelo, setting intonation, string height, new 010 dadarrio strings.

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