Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Gardendale, Alabama
Re: Ibanez S5470 vs RG1550
The 1550 is going to sound more "maple-y" versus the darker rosewood/mahogany tones of the 5470. The 1550 is going to give you the classic bright shredder sounds with the Edge pro and the 5470 is going to have a more modern metal sound and have the ZR trem (which some people boast against, but personally I have no quams with...)
Personally, Id grab one of the 1550's and throw in a TZ/AN combo (plus that poisoned pumpkin color is rad!)...i've heard alot of the 5470 clips with both the stock and upgraded pickups, and while ultra cool guitars tend to sound a little on the muddy side...