I've been lurking here for some time, but now it's time to show up.
Anyway, there's a dilemma I am to face.
My main guitar is Gibson LP, I also own an Am St Strat; both are
hard-tail guiatrs and are quite recognizable and specific. Now, I
want to get a versatile guitar, that could allow me to combine
single-coil and humbucker tones, with a nice slim neck and a double
locking trem. And the only superstrat brand that I like is Ibanez.
And I like it a lot.
The most expensive thing I can afford is a new RG1570. That's what
I'm going to get in case "all else fails". Other two options are:
(the most desirable) used RG 550 or (less desirable) new S470.
I'm looking into Korean S series for two reasons - they're cheaper,
and they have the new trem that hopefully won't wear out too quickly
in comparison with the EII.
I am planning to replace at least the bridge pick up anyway.
And the question is: is RG1570 really worth the extra money, if - the
S series have mahogany bodies (as opposed to basswood), ZR trem
promises to be quite good, and there's a pick up swap on the horizon?
Sorry for the long post..