This JRV 7 string guitar from B.C. Rich features classic B.C. Rich neck-through construction, a Floyd Rose Original 7-string tremolo and Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners, and a beautiful trans purple quil... Read More
This JRV 7 string guitar from B.C. Rich features classic B.C. Rich neck-through construction, a Floyd Rose Original 7-string tremolo and Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners, and a beautiful trans purple quilted maple top to make it really stand out in a crowd.
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 Floyd Rose Tremolo System is used by more professionals throughout the world than any other. No copy can duplicate the patented double-locking design of the Floyd Rose Tremolo System that allows you to lock your guitar in tune at the nut and at the bridge. The Floyd Rose Tremolo System is engineered like no other tremolo system. Its high quality steel parts are manufactured to exacting specifications.
B.C. Rich is known as one of the pioneers in Neck Through construction. They utilize 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 premium maple or mahogany and runs from the tip of the headstock to the 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.
Most of B.C. Rich body styles employ a beveled edge around the shape. In many ways bevels on a top are similar to facets on a cut stone. They catch the light and reflect at different angles giving the instrument more of a three dimensional look. Some of the B.C. Rich top bevels are extreme and wide while others are subtle and narrow. Occasionally the shape of the instrument is accented by painting the bevels a contrasting color.
Other appointments on this awesome shredder include C neck shape, 24 jumbo frets, 1-7/8" nut width, 12" radius, and a gloss finish.
Case sold separately.
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This guitar pretty much can't be beat for the price. Features: The floyd rose bridge is fantastic. The strings stay in tune very well, even after abusing the bar. The grover tuners are excellent, but its almost a shame you don't get to use them to their true potential with the locking nut. The pickups are pretty good imo. Maybe not the best pickups, but pretty much better than any other stock pickup I've experienced. I'm slightly considering some D Activators, but only slightly. Quality: I've owned this guitar for over 2 months now and it's as good as the day I got it. I've whacked it against the wall a couple of times but it shows no damage. The guitar is very solid and I would think it could stand up to a ton of abuse. It came in perfect condition and was set up nearly perfectly. Look and Feel: The V shape is awesome and the trans purple looks great. It's way darker than the picture shows, so if you're concerned about a bright purple guitar, don't be. It's slightly neck heavy, but not nearly enough to tire out your left arm or anything. I'd say its pretty average in weight, considering it's a 7 string. Fret access is excellent all the way up thanks to the thru neck. Overall, this guitar is top notch. For the price it cannot be beat, and probably can't be beat by much higher priced guitars either. The only thing that could maybe be improved is the pickups. Then you'd have a perfect tool of destruction.
I got this guitar a few months ago and it's been my main guitar ever since. The feel of the neck and fret board is quite possibly the best I've played(that includes a 3000$ ESP). I'm not going to lie, the pickups are good, not great. The bridge pickup is excellent, harmonics come out effortlessly and the clarity on the low B/A string is amazing. The neck pickup is average,it sounds better than most BC Rich stock pickups but its not in the same league as things like dimarzios or duncans. The Floyd rose is amazing (as they usually are). The overall sound for heavy music is superb. It has some pretty great clean tones if you are going for a crisp compressed type sound but i wouldn't recommend it if you are mainly playing jazz, blues, country etc. The tuners are absolutely superb and so are the locking nut and bridge. I can go weeks at a time without having to tune (I absolutely abuse the wammy bar) and when i do have to tune it, its a pretty easy and painless process due to the really smooth tuners. I wouldn't have said its a particularly light guitar but its not very heavy either, it's light for a 7 string i guess. The finish is flawless, I can't find any imperfections on the binding and the paint has survived some reasonably hard bashes without a scratch. . It doesn't come with any case or bag but luckily the customer support at Guitar Center suggested a case to buy with it and it fitted perfectly. It was the SKB V-type soft case.I would highly recommend this guitar to anybody who plays metal/rock and wants to keep under $1500. It without a doubt devours any other 7 string in its price range (that i have tried or heard at least). I almost bought a dean rc7x instead but I went with my gut and bought this one and am incredibly glad that i did.
i bought this guitar about two months ago, and all i can say is wow! i was not expecting this quality for what i paid. i have a couple 7 string that i used for my main guitars but not anymore. i was gonna add emg's but i decided not to because i dont want the tone to change one bit on this guitar. great tone, playability, looks,and is very light for a 7 string.
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