BC Rich Warlock Review 2021: The Signature Look For Metal Guitars

The traditional and all-famous BC Rich Warlock is already well known in the metal world because of its very low price, strong distorted tone, and signature look, most typically used in heavy metal music by rhythm guitarists.


  • Good price, powerful BDSM pickups for great sound.


  • Heavy and lacks a Floyd rose tremolo.

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Low Priced, Shredder’s Dream Guitar

The guitar has 24 jumbo frets (that are most suitable for shredding) and comes with a maple bolt-on neck, a classic widowed style headstock, rosewood fretboard, 2 knobs (one for volume and one for tone), 2 humbucker pickups, and a Tune-o-Matic bridge with string-thru-body design. The guitar has a beveled shape around the ages which gives it a very three-dimensional look. The maple neck has 4 screws that are bolted to its body. This makes it possible to change the neck of the guitar in the future if ever required.

Some BC Rich guitars feature a flat top and this can also be found in the Warlock as well. The flat-top provides a bold and pristine look to the edges of the guitar and gives it a stylized shape. The binding on the flat top gives the Warlock a shiny and neat look.

The Warlock also features BDSM (Broad Dynamic Sonically Matched) humbucker pickups, which simply means that you’ll be getting higher output and sounds pretty powerful. It can be said that the BDSM pickup is advantageous as it helps in capturing the sounds in a whole range of frequencies that make the tonal characteristics very crisp, clear, and balanced. So with a good amplifier, you can use the Warlock to play pretty much every genre of music.

The guitar is also very durable. The hardware is strong and solid and can be played live. The one thing I find best about the guitar is that it comes at a relatively affordable price and apart from being a bit heavy, the overall sound and guitar compliments the money. Honestly, at this price, there isn’t really anything to complain about. It’s a very decent guitar and not just used by beginners, a lot of professional guitarists use it. Though if you are more of a tremolo-based lead sort of person, like me, then this might not be your cup of tea.  So any metal musician or a person who wants a decent-sounding guitar that looks good and is cheap, I would say that the Warlock is what they should go for.

It has a very crisp tone for the rear pickup, and a smooth warm tone for the front. Pinch harmonics on it sound amazing, it screams. .

The body style is a classic look of B.C. Rich, and I love it. Very metal looking.

Great for my style. I mainly play metal and I have to say it’s defiantly shred worthy. It also has some great cleans for you clean people.

I am sure this can withstand live playing, The hardware seems like it will last for many years to come, I take good care of my possessions. If I was good enough to play live I don’t think I would need a backup guitar. I can trust the strap that I use on this guitar, it hasn’t dropped yet at all. The finish is great just straight black and shiny how I like it.

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