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B.C. Rich are the weapons of choice for the indomitable Kerry King for many a year and can be seen (and heard) on Slayer's most recent outing as part of the Big Four tour. Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch is another big name in the B.C. Rich roster of Artists.
As well as these two titans of metal, BC Rich guitars are the weapons favoured by the likes of Brian Fair (Shadows Fall), CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool), Jason Krause (Kid Rock ), Marc Rizzo (Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy) and Pat O?Brien (Cannibal Corpse), as well as many others. These truly unique guitars are a force to be reckoned with. Can you tame one of these monsters of metal?
A number of B.C. Rich guitars use a classic Bolt-on construction. On these instruments a neck (typically maple) is bolted on with 4 screws to the body. This construction offers some added flexibility in the instruments adjustment and provides the option to change the neck in the future.
Rockfield Pickups - Mafia
BC Rich guitars called and asked Rockfield, "We like the turbo series but can you do them with a ceramic magnet also?" they replied, "That's a great Idea! Sure we can, but you have got to use them in everything!" (Rockfield didn?t win that battle but it was worth a shot) The use of a ceramic magnet gives any pickup extra power due to the increased magnetic field that they provide. This feature makes the mafia pickups produce a hotter and thicker tone that's really aggressive and full. The increased low end and thick mids and in your face highs is what rock and roll was built on! Balanced and full of sustain this pickup is a great representation of its namesake, a truly intimidating killer.
We wanted to make sure the neck version of the mafia pickup was just as full sounding as the bridge position. We wanted to do this without taking away from what we had already accomplished. So we again we went into the wood shed and made very minor modifications to the overall design and design concept of this pickup. When we came out we were confident that the Mafia neck pickup had that punchy bold tone with the same aggressive characteristics as the bridge version. A tad brighter with a little less output really takes this pickup into the smooth and warm realm of the tonal spectrum. All while maintaining that balanced bite and in your face aggressive tone that the mafia is known for!
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 colour.
Body & Bridge:
- Construction: Bolt On
- Body: Mahogany
- Bridge: Floyd Rose Special Series Tremolo
Pickups & Hardware:
- Neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Frets: 24
- Scale: 25.5"
- Pickups: Rockfield Mafia
- Tuners: BC Rich Diecast
- Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone, 1 three way toggle
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