FINALLY, you people look at those axes!!
i've been playing mine for a year and a half now, and now, its just the same as the one you bought. i really love that black stary finish, really nice! and yep in fact, its very comfortable, the body wont open your billy.
i put a dimarzio steve's special in the bridge, it delivers full power through that luthite body!! heavy, chunky riffing sound!!
i left the ibanez stock neck pickup, its ok for the moment, i can get a killer shredder sound, i like it!
the only drawback is the bridge, i'm such a heavy floyd slayer, i'd need a lo'pro, thats the reason why i'm looking towards a JS
but, guys, if you can put your hands on an edr470, just get it if you have some money on you, for the price, its wonderful, and no talking about price but quality itself, its a honorable guitar! with dimarzios and a better bridge (which ibanez should think of, we dont need emg designed pu's, we need a lo'pro or at least an edge), its perfect!!
i LOVE it, too ibanez doesnt have a free to people custom shop anymore, i'd get lots of them!
i used to gig with it, it didnt cause me any problem, i remember the one i plyed in my former extreme black/death metal band, it sounded awesome, and with my former prog metal band, just as good!!
so, stop looking at high priced guitars a bit, the edr470 is honourable!!