A Guitar For Metal Heads! The BC Rich Mockingbird ST TR Review 2022

The Mockingbird ST TR is a new B.C. Rich guitar. It was made in Korea in 2007 and has a lot of features for the price.


  • Light and durable,
  • Clean sounding,
  • Inexpensive


  • Humming sound when coil taps are used in first channel.
  • Changing strings can be difficult.

Editor Rating


Reasonably Priced High Gain Guitar

The BC Rich Mockingbird ST TR guitar has a neck-through design and is outfitted with a Floyd Rose tremolo, Rockfield Mafia pickups, a Varitone knob, coil tap switches, and a reverse phase switch. The main controls on the head are a 3-way pickup selector, individual pickup volumes, and a master tone. Each pickup has its own coil tap switch, as well as a reverse phase switch.

The Varitone shapes the tone and is perhaps best suited for rhythm playing. When coil taps are used on the first channel, however, they produce a fizz and humming sound, which is one of the guitar’s cons. The guitar can produce a good tone, but it takes time to fine-tune the tonal settings. Considering it has a Floyd rose, the tuning on this guitar is rock solid. And the action is smooth and gentle, allowing your fingers to practically fly across the fretboard.

The B.C. Rich Mockingbird ST TR is a good all-around ride. The strap buttons are larger and more stable. Because it is lightweight, it is ideal for live performance. The finish on the guitar is also better than expected.

The clean sound produced by the guitar is satisfactory. The heavier sound can also be achieved with the right equaliser. The knobs that keep getting in the way of your playing are the Mockingbird’s only major flaw. I just hate it when I hit that knob during strumming and mess up my volume – something you have to be careful of during live gigs! Aside from that, the B.C. Rich Mockingbird ST TR would satisfy the majority of hard rock and metal musicians.

I now own 21 guitars (all hand picked high quality instruments). This guitar is perfect right out of the box, so I must have gotten a good one. It plays and sounds great, and the EBONY fretboard has a Les Paul custom feel to it.

The two Duncan Designed humbuckers are fairly powerful and versatile, but I kind of wish my guitar came with the Rockford Mafias that BC Rich originally specified for this model…Nonetheless, the neck pickup is clear and smooth.

The Mockingbird ST is an excellent value. I bought the Dragon Blood Red version from 2011. I’m glad I got the 2011 version because BC Rich changed from Maple necks to Mohagony necks in 2012.

The tuning machines are of high quality, but I dislike the small, skinny heads that make it difficult to keep a winder on them. The knobs are too high, and I’m constantly hitting the volume. Have been changed. This was a great deal for the price I paid. With some additional electronics and hardware, this guitar will be able to compete with guitars costing far more than what I have invested.

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