New disciple observations..
Just got a 1570 and have been a long time user of strats, Les Pauls, etc.
I used to dismiss these guitars somewhat, but now I can see why Gilbert, Vai, and Satch make these their weapon of choice. I have read where people have had quality issues on the newer prestige RGs. Mine is an '07 and I had 3 to choose from, mine had bumpy paint along the edge of the body but sonically and feel-wise smoked the other two so I went with it. I even think the stock pick-ups are quite good. You read Harmony central reviews where some kid says the stock V8s suck but he is playing it out of a Crate or Behringer. I have several amps, JCM800s, Soldano and I put this guitar right against my 1991 ESP Kamikaze with the Screamin Demon and it was quite close sonically, I was surprised. It did lack bass response, and I like a little more articulation but hey the other guitar is like $3K!! Ibanez does need to address quality control though. I honestly expected better paint from a "Prestige" line guitar. I notice alot of variance amongst advice for pick ups. To be honest I think the lead tone of the stock pick-ups are great. I would like a similar tone but with more clarity. I don't think that I want to goto EVOS, although I havent tried it, from what I hear it will be a thinner sound...anyways thanks for any feedback...Glad to join the Ibanez army