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B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar

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At 10% smaller than his cousin the Beast, the B.C. Rich Avenge SOB is designed to rock! This SOB guitar features rosewood fingerboard, red-edged Beas...Click To Read More About This Product

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Slightly smaller and lighter, it still rocks hard.

At 10% smaller than his cousin the Beast, the B.C. Rich Avenge SOB is designed to rock! This SOB guitar features rosewood fingerboard, red-edged Beast style headstock, a single high output BDSM humbucker pickup with a single volume, bolt-on neck, black hardware, blood red bevels and beast wing inlay.

FEATURES
  • Beast Body - Reduced 10%
  • Basswood Body
  • Bolt-on Construction
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Widow Headstock
  • 25.5" Scale
  • 24 Jumbo Frets
  • Beast Wing Inlays
  • Black Hardware
  • Single BDSM Humbucker Pickups
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • String-thru Body
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B.C. RichAvenge SOB Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • School bands (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent for what it is

This is an excellent guitar that is priced perfectly for what you get. The guitar itself was clearly designed to be a bare bones guitar of smaller size for someone whom enjoys metal and...Read complete review

This is an excellent guitar that is priced perfectly for what you get. The guitar itself was clearly designed to be a bare bones guitar of smaller size for someone whom enjoys metal and wants something basic (both in prise and in features). I bought this guitar knowing exactly what I was getting and it did not disappoint. so here are my honest observations.

The pros: I was pleasantly surprised by the comfort and speed of the neck. The single humbucker puts out medium quality. I expected worse considering the prise of the guitar and the fact the pickup is stock. 90% of stock pickups are terrible, the pickup sounds much better then the stock pickups that came in both my Ibanez RG series and my Epiphone. The pickup certainly is no EMG 81/85 though! that's for sure. The tuners work well and the bridge is a easy to use tune-o-matic.

The Negatives: bad balance, it neck dives. which very annoying while playing standing, However this can be fixed very easily. just buy a cheap pair of wrist weights (like the ones people use for jogging and such, found at any sports store and very cheap) attached it to your strap on the back end. the other point that should be noted (and expected with any guitar with an odd shape) is that the points will poke you while sitting. I find that the back corner of the top point, just above where the strap button is, will dig into my chest. I just put a little pad on the front end of my strap and it solved the problem.

Bottom line: great guitar for it's prise. does not have a lot of features. but what do you expect for a guitar in it's prise range, out of the guitars in that range I think it's an excellent guitar and it's neck plays VERY fast and VERY comfortable. the action is excellent and ZERO fret buzz.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Looks, Tragic Sound

The guitar looks beautiful, but people are too blinded by that to notice that the sound is comparable to a guitar purchased at a big box store. It is by far one of the...Read complete review

The guitar looks beautiful, but people are too blinded by that to notice that the sound is comparable to a guitar purchased at a big box store. It is by far one of the best looking guitars I've ever touched, but this guitar is proof that looks aren't everything. I got new pick-ups and strings, and it still didn't sound up-to-par with even some of the standard Strats.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What can i say...

By Rowger

from US

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • top heavy

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

I have a JS1200 and others, but I just can't stop playing it. When It came it was in tune and the neck and strings perfect. I play through a double stack Marshall and I just keep picking up this thing. Well, it makes me smile so I'm happy. Buy one. Trust me I've been playing over 50 years.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Troy Mahan

from Florence

Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

This is a very good begginers guitar
I love this guitar. Its a little bit smaller tham its cousin,the beast,but it comes in handy.
I believe the value of this guitar is fantastic.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome deal

By Alex

from Riverside

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

      Guitar was in excellent condition. Still had protective plastic over frets and came in original box. Was as if it was brand new, not used. extremely pleased with condition. Got a "New" guitar for a "used" price.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      kick ass!

      By maha!

      from ny

      Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

      ive been playing guitar for 10 years now and ive been through around 25 guitars. i own 9 right now. this is my favorite guitar i have ever owned and even played. the woods bass wood. not cheap. the neck is not bowed. the neck is great. the body is great. as for the sound very good for stock pick ups. some people should quit bitchin.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      a great little S.O.B.

      By James Ousley

      from ohio

      Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

      this guitar looks and feels great... Ive never had a Bc Rich guitar I didnt like, and Ive had many, of all different series... with BC Rich you pretty much always get what you pay for... this guitar is stripped down to make it affordable... you could get a guitar with more features for the same price, but it wont look nearly as sweet... i say its worth every bit of what it cost... and it sounds just fine... if you want a guitar that looks as sweet as this one, with more high end features, your gonna have to pay more money... its as simple as that...
      sounds great

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Conversation piece, nothing else

      By Drake-aFvgE

      from TN

      See all my reviews

      Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

      This was my first guitar, to be honest I was super excited when I got it but it is nothing but a wall hanger. The single HB in the bridge sounds terribe, the neck bowed like no other guitar I have ever had and I've got 9 guitars now. This guitar looks cool and all, but thats it. If you want a good beginners guitar and like the thinner necks, just buy a Jackson or an Ibanez. On top of everything else its made of cheap wood, which in the case not sure if I'd ever want a solid mahogany body of these. thing would be a hoss.Long story short things not worth it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Guitar For The Price!!!

      By James-Nl6rS

      from Virginia

      See all my reviews

      Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

      I've had this for well OVER 2 years. I put an EMG in it (it cleaned up some messy humming) and let me tell you, It's clean sound is so amazing. And with the right distortion pedal, this guitar is a dream. It's a GREAT guitar for the buck and will be VERY good to you. This was my first guitar ever and I STILL play this amazing thing. Buy IT!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      cool loooking, but sucks

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

      this guitar may look cool, but it only has one pickup, no whammy, only a volume knob.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      awesome!!

      By SOBplayr23

      from Buena Vista, CO

      See all my reviews

      Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

      I have been a B.C. Rich fan for a while now mostly because I love the shapes. I got this guitar as a replacement for my fender that got stolen over the summer thinking that it would be just a cheap guitar that would suffice until I got a better guitar. When I first got it I was really surprised at how nice the neck felt! Its almost like a jackson or ibanez neck just a little more rounded out which I like better. The stock pickups are pretty good, they have a more balanced sound than most stock pickups and can do anything from soft rack to all out thrash without much trouble. I actually found the single volume knob to my liking, because I get confused with too many knobs. The tuners sre ok, but switch them to grovers, or sperzels. Also change the pickup to a seymour duncan invader and this thing will destroy! Oh yah and if you can find a case for it; buy it the headstock chips kinda easily. It is a little neck heavy, but the upper wing makes a perfect arm rest to balance things out. Overall great guitar for a low price! if B.C. rich can make their cheaper things this nice, I will definitely buy thier better guitars!

       
      5.0

      This is a good buy

      By Neil

      from Bakersfield,ca

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Pickup sounds good for metal

      Cons

      • Laying on a stand

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

      I've played music my whole life. Pro drummer bit played guitar for 30+ yrs also. I own guitars that one would pay around 5k for and would have to say if your looking for that thrash chuggy metal sound this is the guitar right out of the box.

       
      5.0

      Disabled son

      By Rich

      from C.A.

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

          I ordered this for my 25 year old disabled son who likes to pretend he is a metal god.
          I would order more to make him happy

           
          4.0

          Excellent for what it is

          By Cardinal

          from Kitchener, Ontario

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent action
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics
          • Very Comfortable Neck
          • Very fast neck

          Cons

          • Pokes You In The Chest
          • Very Neck Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

          This is an excellent guitar that is priced perfectly for what you get. The guitar itself was clearly designed to be a bare bones guitar of smaller size for someone whom enjoys metal and wants something basic (both in prise and in features). I bought this guitar knowing exactly what I was getting and it did not disappoint. so here are my honest observations.

          The pros: I was pleasantly surprised by the comfort and speed of the neck. The single humbucker puts out medium quality. I expected worse considering the prise of the guitar and the fact the pickup is stock. 90% of stock pickups are terrible, the pickup sounds much better then the stock pickups that came in both my Ibanez RG series and my Epiphone. The pickup certainly is no EMG 81/85 though! that's for sure. The tuners work well and the bridge is a easy to use tune-o-matic.

          The Negatives: bad balance, it neck dives. which very annoying while playing standing, However this can be fixed very easily. just buy a cheap pair of wrist weights (like the ones people use for jogging and such, found at any sports store and very cheap) attached it to your strap on the back end. the other point that should be noted (and expected with any guitar with an odd shape) is that the points will poke you while sitting. I find that the back corner of the top point, just above where the strap button is, will dig into my chest. I just put a little pad on the front end of my strap and it solved the problem.

          Bottom line: great guitar for it's prise. does not have a lot of features. but what do you expect for a guitar in it's prise range, out of the guitars in that range I think it's an excellent guitar and it's neck plays VERY fast and VERY comfortable. the action is excellent and ZERO fret buzz.

           
          5.0

          B.C. Rich can never let you down!!

          By SlipknotFan1999

          from Long Island, NY

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Red Bevels Are Awesome
          • Sick Design
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

            I love this guitar!! B.C. Rich can never let you down. For the price, it is an awesome guitar. I love the red bevels with the black body. For whoever says the guitar isn't worth it, you just don't know what you're missing! Bottom line, it's worth it!!!

             
            5.0

            Amazing Guitar!

            By Metalmasterhasrisenagian

            from St. Mary's, WV

            See all my reviews

            Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

            This guitar is one of the best guitars I have ever played and not just at this price either it will compare to more expensive guitars. The body is a little bit smaller than you might think but that has actually turned into a good thing because you can get to the right body setting to get comfortable with it and its so much easier to get to the high frets. The neck is so fast on this guitar its SCARY!! The looks are amazing and the red just sells it, especially on stage. The factory humbucker is much more than I imagined, I was going to put EMG's on it but really that humbucker on this guitar has so much bite it just gets to your soul.All in all an instant classic, in 50 years I bet this is one of the greatest metal guitars ever made.

             
            5.0

            Superb metal axe

            By Thebooboo

            from Conway, Arkansas

            Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

            So I got this on April 21st, which is my birthday. The very first day I brought it home I dropped it down a couple stairs. Plugged it in, no sound. So after attemting to return it several times, I called up BC Rich. I told them what my problem was, and within a few days, I had a new pickup shipped out for free. Replaced it, sounded good as new. This is a great metal axe but with the right amp settings can get a good bluesy or classic rock sound. This was just as good as the $600 Jackson Rhoads that I also tried out. And also this morning a piece of wood chipped off the headstock horn.

             
            5.0

            Review

            By Anarchy457

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

            I bought this guitar about three months ago and I am very pleased with the quality and heavy sound that I get from it, especially when using the Digitech Distortion Factory.

             
            5.0

            Monster

            By Stitch666

            from Brunswick, OH

            Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

            The name says it all, it truly is a Beast! I love the the body shape, even though it is a bit difficult to stay comfortable sitting down. The only complaint I really have with it is that it's top heavy. That's it. If you're looking for a cheap metal axe from a company that knows Metal, this is your guitar.

             
            5.0

            avenge son of beast!!!!!

            By himfan91

            from sterling, ohio

            Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

            I tried this guitar out in a local music store, this thing is a badass guitar, i played it through a little line 6 30 watt combo. the overall sound was just amazing, it blows my epi les paul jr out of the water(no offense to the epi, it still does its job). The only thing that annoyed me was, the action was really low, and it had a small amount of fret buzz, no big deal thats a quick 30 second fix. i'm going back to buy this on my 18th birthday(friday the 13th) so it works out perfectly, its a freakin wicked guitar!!!!!

             
            5.0

            Killer Axe

            By smileygene30

            from North Carolina

            Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

            I have 7 guitars, 2 Deans, 1 Ibanez, a Schecter and a Fender acoustic and I have to say that out of all of them this is my favorite so far. It has a beautiful sound and a very fast neck and is very light and balanced. I never use the bridge pickup or the tone knob for much any way except on some clean stuff. This is a great guitar and I would say buy it weather you are just begining or have been playing 20 years.

             
            5.0

            AMAZING

            By thunderbirdbass

            from East Rochester, NY

            See all my reviews

            Comments about B.C. Rich Avenge SOB Electric Guitar:

            I love this guitar, its light and smaller than the original beast, which i like and it has a fast ibanez like neck, and screams! with the one pickup, and one volume its simple, bare bones, and it works!

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