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B.C. Rich Warbeast Electric Guitar   

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The B.C. Rich Warbeast features a maple bolt-on neck; solid, string-through, beveled basswood body; Son of Beast style headstock; a pristine rosewood...Click To Read More About This Product

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An unholy marriage of 2 devilish guitars.

The B.C. Rich Warbeast features a maple bolt-on neck; solid, string-through, beveled basswood body; Son of Beast style headstock; a pristine rosewood fretboard with no inlay; and 2 BDSM covered humbuckers.

What do you get when a ruthless Warlock picks a vile Beast to bear its spawn? A Warbeast of course! The twisted minds at B.C. Rich combined the ultra-in-your-face upper and lower horns from the Beast with the more comfortable rear of a Warlock - there's a joke in there somewhere... The Warbeast however, is not joking! Ripping the heads off of lesser axes - the Warbeast is on the prowl.

An affordable and aggressive electric guitar starts here! This BC Rich Warbeast delivers heaps of profoundly malevolent features that all entry-level axe slingers in training will hold in high regard.

Bolt-on Construction
The Warbeast uses a classic Bolt-on construction. The maple neck 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.

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. That simply means 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).

Beveled Top
The Warbeast guitar employs 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.

FEATURES
  • Bolt-on neck
  • Basswood body with Warlock design
  • Son of Beast style headstock
  • Maple neck
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 22 jumbo frets
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • String-thru-body tailpiece
  • Dual BC Rich BDSM humbuckers
  • Volume, tone, and 3-way switching
  • Chrome hardware

A fearsome foe of silence! Call or click today to order.

SPECIFICATIONS

Warbeast Electric Guitar

  • Construction: bolt on
  • Body wood: basswood
  • Top style: beveled
  • Headstock style: SOB 3 to a side
  • Headstock color: black
  • Tuners: sealed die cast
  • Neck wood: maple
  • Neck radius: 12"
  • Back of neck: satin
  • Neck binding: none
  • Nut width: 43mm
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • Inlay: none
  • Frets: 22 jumbo 2.7mm
  • Factory strings: 9-42
  • Scale: 25-1/2"
  • Bridge type: tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece type: string-through-body
  • Pickups: 2 black plastic covered BC Rich humbuckers
  • Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone and 1 three-way toggle
  • Hardware: chrome
  • Finish: glossy
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B.C. RichWarbeast Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Distinctive affordable guitar

I've owned six other electric guitars, including a Fender Mustang, but I like this Warbeast the best of all of them. It has the usual dramatic styling BC Rich is known for, and...Read complete review

I've owned six other electric guitars, including a Fender Mustang, but I like this Warbeast the best of all of them. It has the usual dramatic styling BC Rich is known for, and it's their least expensive guitar. MF told me BC Rich has discontinued this model, and my recommendation is to look around for one while they're still available, cause soon they'll only be on the used market. My favorite thing about it is the neck, it's fast, easy to play, and I had no problem with fret buzz. I found that even though I'm out of practice, I could play lead lines faster on this guitar than ever before.

I play it through a Behringer X V-amp multieffects pedal and a 40-watt practice amp. Of course BC Rich guitars are known for a great heavy metal sound, but I really don't have a problem with playing more mellow music on it as well. The treble pickup sounds excellent, but the bass pickup sounds kind of muddy, so I usually just play off the treble pickup. All I had to do when I got it was to lower the bridge height and it played fine right out of the box. I've had it for two weeks and haven't felt the need to replace the strings yet. The tuners feel kind of loose, but it stays in tune well.

My Warbeast arrived with a small chip at the top of the headstock. I didn't want to return it cause it was the last one they had in stock. So I called MF and they gave me a fair discount off my purchase price to compensate me for the damage and made me a happy camper.

I originally ordered the Warbeast with the intention of selling it in a year or two and upgrading to something better, i. e., more expensive. But I like it so much I think I'll keep it and start a guitar collection. Meanwhile I'll be saving up for a good heavy metal amp, something better than what I've got, like a Line 6 Spider IV 75-watt combo. Buy this guitar, it's a great value for the price and you won't be disappointed.

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B.C. Rich Warbeast

This is alright for a begginer. The neck is... teribble. The pickups are teribly muddy. Sure it looks "hardcore" but myself, I would NEVER buy this guitar.

This is alright for a begginer. The neck is... teribble. The pickups are teribly muddy. Sure it looks "hardcore" but myself, I would NEVER buy this guitar.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best guitar ever made!!!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about B.C. Rich Warbeast Electric Guitar:

when i got it, it worked really awesome with my distortion and reverb pedals. it had studio- quality sound. it also has a nice look to it too.if you are a musician who plays music with a lot of distortion, this is the right guitar for you. it will change your life forever!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about B.C. Rich Warbeast Electric Guitar:

I ordered this guitar, simply because I wanted to add a BC Rich to my collection. I definitely picked the right one. The price is right, and it's just a great guitar overall. The pickups sound amazing through my Marshall without any pedals. It has great thick clean tones and monstrously heavy distorted tones. The balance is a little off, with the headstock being a little too heavy, but i can deal with that because of the amazing looks and the great tone. GET THIS GUITAR

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

B.c. rich warbeast

By Jesusfreak987

from South Carolina

Comments about B.C. Rich Warbeast Electric Guitar:

Great guitar I have owned since christmas. It has a nice rich tone and looks awesome. This may not seem like a great guitar because of how inexpensive it is, but you coulc sell it for 5 times as much and no one would complain.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Its Okay

By Zivojinovich27

from Toronto, ON

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Comments about B.C. Rich Warbeast Electric Guitar:

I have owned this guitar for a year now. This guitar is okay for the price it the pickups sound terrible but the body is amazing. The neck is dents very very easy but is easy to play on. Overall i think this is an okay guitar but i should have got an ibanez or jackson.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Warbeast

By SynGates13

from California

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Comments about B.C. Rich Warbeast Electric Guitar:

I bought a similar warbeast, the warbeast standard, same guitar just with a floyd and rockfield pickups and set neck w/ diamond inlays, and it is AWESOME. It plays excellent and the tone is AMAZING, it even sounds good through my crappy Eleca practice amp. it plays like a dream and looks cool to boot. I love this guitar its become my weapon of choice and I've only had it for two days.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not a bad...but not worth more than the price.

By AceGuitarist

from Belleville, Ontario

Comments about B.C. Rich Warbeast Electric Guitar:

Had this guitar since christmas and so far ive only had a few problems with it. The volume knob came loose one day and its wobbly now. dont know how that happened. The tone knob is screwed now and wont stop turning and if i turn it too much the pickups stop picking up the sound. On the other hand, the bridge pickup is amazing, the neck is smooth, sustain isnt bad, and its a solid, tough guitar. The neck pickup is very muddy and i'm not satisfied...i suggest replacing the pickups quickly but it's not anything urgent. I'm replacing mine with DiMarzio D Activators. Depends on your music. Overall, this guitar can wail...after you equip it with a few accessories.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A great and affordable guitar

By Garlak

from Pennsylvania

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Comments about B.C. Rich Warbeast Electric Guitar:

I baught this guitar about a year ago and it has'nt let me down yet. I have a knock off of a Fender Stratocaster, but I love metal so I wanted something with humbuckers. I was always interested in B.C.Rich and I was looking for a Warlock but this model caught my eye. Its geat for such a low cost guitar. The neck is realy thick and offers great access for a bolt on. And the scale is nice because you can drop tune without loosing much tension. (I had it in A standard with 10 gage strings one day!) Another thing that makes this guitar good for drop tunnig is that the Tune-O-Matic bridge offers easy intonation. The pick-ups offer a decent output for factory pick-ups. If you take good care of it, it wont let you down. The only thing I don't like about this guitar is that is's a lot thicker than a warlock, also the horns at the top of the body can stab you witch makes it a little uncomfortable. I recomend playing it like a V shaped guitar. (put your leg in the bottom cut out.) That puts the horns out of contact. I love this guitar and im planing on buying the ASM pro when it comes out! I realy recomend B.C.Rich if you like Metal, Hardcore, or any thing with a harsh sound.

 
5.0

Distinctive affordable guitar

By gambitguyx

from Hedgesville WV

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    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about B.C. Rich Warbeast Electric Guitar:

    I've owned six other electric guitars, including a Fender Mustang, but I like this Warbeast the best of all of them. It has the usual dramatic styling BC Rich is known for, and it's their least expensive guitar. MF told me BC Rich has discontinued this model, and my recommendation is to look around for one while they're still available, cause soon they'll only be on the used market. My favorite thing about it is the neck, it's fast, easy to play, and I had no problem with fret buzz. I found that even though I'm out of practice, I could play lead lines faster on this guitar than ever before.

    I play it through a Behringer X V-amp multieffects pedal and a 40-watt practice amp. Of course BC Rich guitars are known for a great heavy metal sound, but I really don't have a problem with playing more mellow music on it as well. The treble pickup sounds excellent, but the bass pickup sounds kind of muddy, so I usually just play off the treble pickup. All I had to do when I got it was to lower the bridge height and it played fine right out of the box. I've had it for two weeks and haven't felt the need to replace the strings yet. The tuners feel kind of loose, but it stays in tune well.

    My Warbeast arrived with a small chip at the top of the headstock. I didn't want to return it cause it was the last one they had in stock. So I called MF and they gave me a fair discount off my purchase price to compensate me for the damage and made me a happy camper.

    I originally ordered the Warbeast with the intention of selling it in a year or two and upgrading to something better, i. e., more expensive. But I like it so much I think I'll keep it and start a guitar collection. Meanwhile I'll be saving up for a good heavy metal amp, something better than what I've got, like a Line 6 Spider IV 75-watt combo. Buy this guitar, it's a great value for the price and you won't be disappointed.

     
    5.0

    shaWEET!!!

    By ChillAxe

    from Alamogordo, NM

    Comments about B.C. Rich Warbeast Electric Guitar:

    I was looking for a new guitar, and the second I saw the looks of the Warbeast I new it was an awesome guitar. It sounds incredible, looks incredible, and the neck is silky smooth. I encountered only one problem: I never got it from Musicians Friend. I ordered the guitar May 14th, and received it July 14th. When I ordered the guitar, it was on backorder until June 18th, and I could wait that long, so I ordered it. But, they kept putting me on backorder, and then when they put me on backorder until August 30th, I had enough. I canceled my order, and bought it from Saint Fishy's music store on eBay. I received it 4 days after it shipped.Overall, this guitar sounds great, looks great, and plays great.BUT-DO NOT buy a guitar from Musicians Friend if they have it back ordered. I learned that the hard way.

     
    5.0

    A TRUE BEAST

    By LETHAL GUITARIST

    from MASSACHUSETTS

    Comments about B.C. Rich Warbeast Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is the best guitar I've ever played the only lack is the whammy bar. I play metal and it's a great guitar for the thrash sound i want but the whammy is not really the problem when ur playing Black label society and pantera.

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