Re: new guitar owner here.
wow, just realized I made a typo in the original, its actually a RG370 (not DX).
anyhow, thanks for the responses, I am looking at better amps right now, as I'm starting to figure out what type of sound I don't like as much. Currently looking at some used Tube Amps. Picked up a couple vintage Ibanez pedals (BC9 and SM9) too since the current amp I am using doesn't distort enough.
I have yet to get it set up, but will probably get it done in the next couple weeks, just the local shop has a backlog so it'll take them a while to get it done. I'll probably look at other shops to see if it can be done quicker, if not on the spot (that way I can watch what they are doing). The local shop I goto did mention the action is a bit too high right now, and I didn't realize how big of a difference till I picked up a guitar off their wall to try out.
as for pickgaurds, I see some being sold online (auction site which appearantly can't be mentioned), anyone have any experience with those? Or are there any partners of this board that sell some?