Hello there... I'm new to the forum, and got my first Ibanez today after being a Jackson and Fender user for years.
I was forced to return my fairly new Jackson DK2M because there was a problem with the tremolo system I couldn't fix, and since DK2M's are out of stock in the UK I decided to buy the RG1570 which was about £100 more.
The RG1570 is better than the DK2M in most aspects, but the rosewood fingerboard is not as good as maple and more importantly, the tone plain sucks
Muddy, bad sustain and weak harmonics - I changed strings and adjusted pickup height but there's hardly any difference. So, after spending £475 on this guitar I'm in the market for new pickups :/ Any other RG1570 users felt the same about the stock pups?
I'm mostly into 80's rock and metal - Dream Theater, Europe, Whitesnake, Mr.Big, Journey, Slayer, Pantera, Ozzy, early Metallica etc. but I play a lot of Satriani too. Thing is I really liked the sound of my DK2M (JB TB4 + SH2N Jazz) but I'm curious about how they compare to DiMarzios (which I've never used before).
For the neck I'm considering the SH2N or Air Norton, but I can't decide between a JB and a DiMarzio FRED or Steve for the bridge. Suggestions?
Thanks for any help you guys can provide...