I know that there is some serious experience and knowledge here in this forum, absolutely.
However, when it comes to really sticky questions about B.C.Rich, and I happen to be a major fan myself, it stands to reason that it would certainly be a plus if these questions could be posed directly to the folks that made the instruments, right?
I hesitate to give this info here, for fear of perceived disrespect to this forum, but I have only accuracy & no malice in mind.
I also know the info available about B.C.Rich is of the highest caliber at this source, as it is frequented by former Upper management, custom shop luthiers, Bernie Rico's very own ORIGINAL WIZARD of electronics (Mr. Neal Moser) and a cast of dozens more with first hand knowledge of nearly all things B.C. and happy to share .
This source is a F.B. group page and one will need to request access to use it, a mere formality.
It is called "Official B.C.Rich Unlimited" https://www.facebook.com/groups/bcrichunlimited/
ADMINS: I hope it is not, but if this is a violation, my sincerest apology, and I accept my fate. I was hoping to be helpful.