Its arrived!! Ibanez Prestige RG2550. Ordered it from Sweetwater. Still required a good 30 minutes of labor to get it playable, but once I got done with it it played like butter. Theres a couple of dead spots in the neck, but nothing major.
The Dimarzio IBZ pickups are super high output, albiet muddy at mid to high gain settings. Overall far superior to Ibanez's usual stock pickups, I was impressed.
I have a proper Dimarzio (Fred or Tonezone, i'm undecided at this piont) , and a Fernandes Sustainer on order for this thing, I'll let you know how it goes.
This guitar is a helluva lot like a Jem. So much so that i'm almost feeling I made a mistake in shelling out so much $$ for VWH i've had for a year or so. Almost.... Truthfully the sound of Evo's in Alder > IBZs in basswood. The Jem's neck feels better too, the new RG's neck is super thin, and was mega-dry when I first got it. I've been working on oiling it up. I'm on the 3rd application now. I guess that mustve happened in transit.
Here's some photos. Fair warning, the first one is life size!!