As I have mentioned many times, I had an Ibanez back in the day, until it was stole during my father's funeral. I have wanted one again ever since, but the opportunity didn't properly present itself.
Now, thanks to a gift card, a Christmas gift of cash, and rolling up some change that I had lying around ($225!), I am back in the game. I present to you my new RG350MZ.
Overall, I like it. I have loved this body style ever since the first Jems came out, and still think it looks great. The colour is lovely and deep.
The neck is sweet, and it's nice to finally have some really big frets. I am having to get used to them, but they are lightening my touch a bit. The fretboard needs cleaning, but it was on the wall in the store for a long time.
The Edge Zero II seems to be a pretty nice bridge system. I might try to see if I can land an Edge Zero just to get a bit better quality, but it would have to be a smokin' deal for me to jump. It stays in tune, and does all that I expect of a floating bridge.
The electronics have a bit of a cheap feel, but I am hoping to see some improvements after they break in a little bit. The pickups....let's just say that I am not blown away. I am considering my alternatives here so advice is welcome. The current leading candidate is a Tone Zone for the bridge, and another Dimarzio for the neck, preferably used.