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B.C. Rich Bich Double Neck Electric Guitar   

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If you're looking to conquer miles and miles of new sonic terrain, the 2012 Pearl White B.C. Rich Double Neck Bich delivers with maximum style and im...Read More

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A guaranteed showstopper and jaw dropper as it's a 12-string and 6-string in one.

If you're looking to conquer miles and miles of new sonic terrain, the 2012 Pearl White B.C. Rich Double Neck Bich delivers with maximum style and impact. Its bloodline can traced to the late '70s, early '80s era B.C. Rich Classic lineup, but make no mistake: this guitar is all business. Its form, function and tone-shaping abilities scream "sophistication."

Its dual neck-through mahogany body design provides lightning-fast access to the highest frets on its 24-fret two-octave necks, and comes standard with two sets of Duncan Designed HB-103 pickups. The lower neck is strung up as a tradtiontional six-string guitar with a simple volume, volume, tone and 3-way pickup selector; it also features a fully adjustable B.C. Rich Quad bridge. The upper neck of the Bich is strung as a 12-string with rear-mounted tuners below the bridge. The 12-string's harmonious sounds can be further sculpted with its 5-position varitone filter knob, two coil tap switches and reverse phase switch, providing guitarists with hundreds of new tones to be explored.

FEATURES
  • Neck-through construction
  • Nato mahogany body
  • 40mm body thickness
  • Beveled top
  • 3-to-a-side traditional headstock
  • Grover Super Rotomatic tuners
  • Nato neck wood
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Cloud inlays
  • White neck binding
  • B.C. Rich Quad bridge
  • Duncan Designed HB-103 pickups
  • 24-5/8" scale
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • Dunlop factory strings
  • Controls:
  • 6 String: 2 volume, 1 tone, 1 three-way selector, 2 mini toggles for coil tapping pickups, 1 mini reverse phase, 1 Varitone knob

In this case, two headstocks are better than one. Order this dynamic duo today!

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B.C. RichBich Double Neck Electric Guitar
 
3.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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4.0

Off-The-Charts Cool Factor

By MadAxeMan

from Park Ridge, IL

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about B.C. Rich Bich Double Neck Electric Guitar:

First, let me address the negative comments regarding the weight of this instrument? What did you expect? Before buying, the weight was not a secret and there were plenty of available reviews letting you know about the weight. With that out of the way, I'll get on to my review. I bought the 2014 black version with the Grover-like tuners and diamond fret inlays. Right out of the box, I noticed a couple small flaws in the paint on the backs of the necks. Not a deal-breaker, just not perfect. The other issue was that the 5-way Vari-tone selector pot nut was loose. Nothing a metric socket couldn't fix. The only other issue I had is with the acquisition of the bard case for this axe. It had to be special ordered through M-F and was a bit expensive. The case is made in Indonesia and has to be one of the flimsiest, cheapest feeling hard cases that I've ever had. Although this case is over-sized to accommodate the double neck, it weighs much less than my standard US made hard shell cases.

The best way for me to get to know this axe was to do a full set-up myself. I removed every control knob, checked every nut and screw for tightness, and removed all 18 strings. I conditioned the fretboards and waxed the entire guitar, installed new strings, set the neck relief and action, adjusted the pickup heights, and intonation. Here is what I found: The nut slots needed to be lubricated, the relief on both necks was good, the action was too high, the pickups were too low and re-stringing is a bit of work. To use a peg winder for the tuning keys between the necks, I had to chop the handle down on one of my peg winders. On the positive side, everything was tight and with minimal effort, I had a guitar that sounded and played better than when it was un-boxed. My biggest gripe has to do with the hole positions in the bridge for the strings. The holes, relative to the saddles make re-stringing difficult. All in all, I'm happy with the axe, now.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

avoid at all costs

By NotBuyingFromYouAnymore

from united states

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Looks nice

Cons

  • Bad Wiring
  • Flat Sound
  • Fret Buzz
  • Neck heavy
  • Not Practical
  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
  • Too Many Bells Whistles

Best Uses

  • Wall art

Comments about B.C. Rich Bich Double Neck Electric Guitar:

Item looks nice. But came from Musicians Friend with faulty wiring. Guitar weighs a great deal, and unless the player has arms like Buckethead, you're in for some uncomfortable situations.

In the end the wiring/electronics are the biggest issue. The one I ordered had phase switching, coil tap, and a 5 way varitone none of which worked properly.

The buying experience was not up to par neither as I shipped the guitar immediately back to the Kansas City warehouse and it was received on 12.24 and here we are now into 2015 and Musicians Friend still has not issued a refund.

not cool.

avoid.

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4.0

Great player, not for the meek

By EarlthePearl

from Fredericksburg, VA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Great looks

Cons

  • Friggin Heavy
  • Mediocre Pickups

Best Uses

  • Live performances
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about B.C. Rich Bich Double Neck Electric Guitar:

First, the bad: this is a humongous chunk of wood to be slinging over your shoulder. I'm 6'-4", 250 lbs, and don't like to shoulder it for more than about 15-20 mins at a time; but then, most of us will only use a double-neck on select songs, so that's just fine. And hey, if Lita Ford can do it... Other than its size/weight, my only other dislikes are the mediocre pickups (mine has/had the Rockfield Mafia p'ups; they are okay but not great), the tuners that resemble wing nuts and are easy to accidentally turn (especially the ones on the body), and the switch to go from one neck to the other, which sometimes makes a noticeable noise when switching between necks.

On the plus side, this is a great playing guitar. The action is very good (even though mine did not appear to have even been set up - one of the p'ups was way too low), intonation is excellent, and the necks are very good. I could do without some of the electronic gimics, but it's easy enough to set & forget most of them. As noted above, the stock p'ups aren't horrible, but they're not up there with S/D or other high quality pieces (I've replaced the 6-string p'ups with Duncans, the 12-string still wears the factory units).

Overall a quality guitar, easily as good as anything else in the sub-$1k price range (I know - this just barely makes it). If you have a use for a double neck, and can't afford $4k-$5k for a high end axe, this should serve you well...as long as you have a strong back ;-)

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3.0

She'd be a high maintenace girlfriend...

By Root Deco

from Arlington, VA

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Pros

  • Fast Action
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about B.C. Rich Bich Double Neck Electric Guitar:

    I've been playing double necks "in-bar" since the early 90's and I found this thing well made, well balanced and quite striking to look at. If you play mostly 6 string and just want the 12 string for an occasional change-up tune than this unit will serve you well. As for me, I play mostly the 12 and I found the 12 string's split tuning head configuration way more trouble than it was worth. I can't even imagine what it would be like to change a broken string on the 12 under pressure, what with them going in two different directions and crossing over and under eachother. Also, I found the pickups, on the 12 at least, lacking in any kind of character, so I had Duncan Jazz pickups installed, yeilding much more sonic versatility. The retro, white paint job on the one I owned looked amazing but, due to the embedded sparkles, you'll have a very hard time finding anything to touch up chips and nicks, if that matters to you. Long story longer, I played mine at a charity gig and in a video. It drew a lot of attention but I ended up selling it soon after. It wasn't her, it was me.
    One last thing, if you decide to pick up one of these be sure you line up a case first. I almost bought my BC from MF but, at the last minute, they couldn't commit to a case so I bailed and bought one used w/case from a competitor. They were happily reunited a few weeks ago. Well, at least I was happy.

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    3.0

    You Better Lift weights to play this

    By Stu-33

    from Okinawa Japan

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    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Recording

    Comments about B.C. Rich Bich Double Neck Electric Guitar:

    You better be a heck of a stout person to play this beast for any length of time. It was so heavy I was dying to put it down after just one song and wearing a (very padded) Guitar Strap. If you looking for a beautiul collectors guitar to hang on the wall and admire as a novelty guitar, then this guitar is definately for you. However, I weigh about 260 and have been lifting weights regulary for about 45 years and yet I certainly was not nearly man enough to handle it. Beautiful to look at, but certainly not enjoyable to play in either a standing or sitting position. I finally decided to send it back for a refund and order the BC Rich, 10 String (Dragons blood colored guitar). Looks beautiful but it has not arrived yet? I am just praying it won't be uncomfortably heavy like this monster. Of Course this is all my fault for ordering it as I read other reviews and U-Tube Videos that certainly warned me of the excessive weight. I just thought I was a big enough man to tame it. Wrong!!!!!!

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    4.0

    Best doubleneck 12/6 for the money!

    By Torment Faktory

    from Colorado Springs CO.

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about B.C. Rich Bich Double Neck Electric Guitar:

    Needed a 12/6 doubleneck for a long time and did a LOT of shopping around, and kept coming back to this one. Ended up going with this guitar over the Dean Dave Mustain signature V 12/6 and have never looked back! AWESOME guitar! Great action on both necks, only improvements I would make would be REAL Seymour Duncans, and have the three way neck selector switch isolated from the rest of the controls. Otherwise, a fantastic guitar.Another reason why no matter how much shopping around for guitars I do, I always seem to end up going with BC Rich!

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