You're shopping the wrong store if you want a really good guitar.
Sorry, my computer died before I could modify this post.
The more I do it the more I feel that's like buying at Walmart and Takin' a Ride is absolutely right about the setup. The good thing about THAT store is that they have a 30 day return policy. It would give me a chance to test things like the pickups, the frets, bending, the weight of the guitar, etc. Anything BUT the set up.
That said, if you or anyone else knows any ACTUAL musician's store in the L.A. area that I can go test guitars at I would surely appreciate it.
At this point I got the RG655 Blue at a discount, it was on clearance with a little dent on the back and an almost invisible scratch/smudge on the front.
The fretboard is dry as it seems the thing has been sitting there for a while. It was the only prestige left in the store and I had to put it on Layway to get it.
It was 1099 with the 2 year pro coverage they have, the list price for the guitar and case is 1,199. To be honest the Sterling Music Man JP60 I returned before had a much better setup. Yes I'm the same guy that's been spamming you about trems and tuning via email for the past couple of days, I'm sorry. I decided to do some research on my part instead of continue the constant asking.
The action is as high as my old Dean Vendetta that I bought on Amazon for a 100.
As I said I'm so anal I need more than a few hours to test it and don't like to deal with annoying salesmen more than a few hours.
My initial test consisted of taking a tuner with me, tuning the guitar then bending the crap out of it to see if it stayed in tune. If it didn't I would not get it. As you say, it may be simply as the strings are not being stretched. I really wasn't convinced about the Floyd double locking until I got to the GC 655, which is been there for a while.Since that one was on Layway I managed to get the trem bar and wank it. Only the E string would get out of tune. It's still happening at home. That's a question.
All in all I tested 2 RGs at Sam Ash across the street and they wouldn't stay in tune so I didn't bothered.
I'm not a hundred percent sure I did the right thing as this is my very first serious guitar but as I said I have 30 days and got the pro coverage.
Will keep testing it and let you know.