Perfect 10 BichVolume for each pickup 3-way pickup selector toggle Master tone Mini coil tap switch for each pickup Reverse phase mini switch
The Perfect 10 Bich is much like its Exotic Classic 10 brother, but the Perfect 10 has many more tonal possibilities at the player's fingertips. The Perfect 10 is adorned with an impressive array of switches and knobs that provide total tonal versatility (see above right). Mirroring the handcrafted specifications where possible, each Perfect 10 Bich is, well... a perfect Bich. The Perfect 10 is adorned with an impressive array of switches and knobs. Logically located for the convenience and versatility of the player, the knobs lconsists of:
- Construction: neck through
- Body wood: nato
- Top style: beveled
- Body binding: no
- Headstock style: traditional 3 to a side
- Headstock color: matching veneer and color
- Headstock binding: single ply white
- Tuners: B.C. Rich die cast (10)
- Neck wood: maple
- Back of neck: clearcoat
- Neck binding: single ply white
- Neck profile: standard BC Rich C
- Nut width: 43 mm
- Fretboard: ebony
- Inlay: white pearloid cloud
- Frets: 24 jumbo 2.7mm
- Scale: 24 5/8"
- Bridge type: B.C. Rich Quad
- Pickups: 2 Rockfield black mafia humbuckers
- Controls: two volumes, one tone, one 3 way toggle, individual coil tap and reverse phase mini switches and a 5 position varitone filter (passive)
- Hardware: chrome
- Finish: natural or trans
- Colors: AAA quilted maple veneer with walnut stringers or dragon blood AAA quilted maple veneer with ebony stringers
Hows a 10-String Work?
Years ago B.C. Rich introduced the 10 string guitar to the world. Revolutionary in that it had the typical 6 string headstock, but it had an additional 4 strings that terminated in reverse at the headstock and went to tuners on the end of the body. Due to its totally huge sound and construction, the B.C. Rich 10-string has been seen on rock stages adorning pros such as Slash and Joe Perry. However until now, these 10-string instruments were only offered as Handcrafted B.C. Rich instruments.
Played like a regular 6-string guitar, the basic principal of the 10-string guitar is much like a 12-string. The highest two strings are tuned in unison, the middle two strings are tuned in octaves and the lowest two strings are single and do not have the upper octave strings. By leaving the low two strings single, it allows the player to get a normal distortion tone without confusing and cancelling the signal. When playing full chords it creates a serious wall of sound. The doubled strings are also handy for thickening cleaner passages much like a 12-string. Leave it to B.C. Rich to creatively run the additional 4 strings in the opposite direction starting in the headstock and terminating with the four extra tuners conveniently and strategically mounted in the Bich's unique cutaway body shape. This feature makes it immediately evident which tuners are used for the double strings.