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Offline Aceman

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Pickup for a BC Rich Bich
« on: August 01, 2020, 09:56:15 am »
Currently shopping a bit for an NJ Classic BC Rich Bich.

This is a simple double hum guitar with vol/tone/switch, but I am going to wire in classic excessive BC rich fashion.  An obvious choice would be a SuperD and Super 2 in the neck, with split/parallel, phase etc...I can always do that and be super happy.

But what are some other more modern choices of sounds I might do?  It must rock hard in series mode!



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Re: Pickup for a BC Rich Bich
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 08:58:15 am »
I'd say maybe consider something a bit clearer/more modern - if you're shoving a bunch of BCR-style preamps and switches and crud in there, having something with a bit extra treble will get you more versatile results. Something like the Transition set (if you want a bit more output) or Air Classic (for a something a bit more vintage) would be my picks, personally. The Super D/Super 2 set that BCR used back in the day is a classic, but I think with all the electronics it ends up sounding a bit congested, and might benefit from something that was designed with driving a bunch of effects and switching as a consideration.

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Re: Pickup for a BC Rich Bich
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 08:04:53 pm »
Good call....less is more with boost etc...

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Re: Pickup for a BC Rich Bich
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2020, 10:47:19 pm »
Especially if you're going for a more vintage-style preamp instead of a newer kind - those have some character of their own, and if you add something high-output and with a really specific sound ala Super Distortion, they get nasally and odd. I do really dig the vibe of the old BCR preamps, or something like the Bartolini Vintage preamp (the guitar one, not the bass one), so letting them pull their own weight IMO pays off.