I went looking for a metalicious guitar with passive humbuckers - strangely I'm not bonding with the tone of my EC-1000 with EMG 81/60's (very expensive I might add).
Was at the local used gear store trying out several guitars. They had two BC Rich Beast guitars. I played them both and was very impressed with the Korean built one. Pickups sounded awesome too - exactly what I was looking for.
Got a few dings and such but overall very good condition with a coffin HSC to boot! Right around $280.
Here's a couple pics:
Mission Accomplished!I went looking for a metalicious guitar with passive humbuckers