So it's been a long time since I really played a 6 string and since my RG1570MRR showed up yesterday, I decided to set it up and use it at our show last night(which was bad ass, btw. ) Out of the box, it actually played quite nice. All I did was stretch the stings out, retune it to drop-D, lowered the bridge just a touch and drop the pickups down as low as they would go to sort of reduce their output. I had also forgotten that Ibanez guitars came stock with .009s. I was over bending like a son of a bitch last night. I'll slap a set of 10s on it tonight. Soundwise, the stock pickups aren't to bad. I'm sure they'll eventually get changed out. I might go for some PAFs or something. It'll mostly be just a kicking around at home guitar anyway so a change in pickups is not a high priority. The neck is straight as an arrow and plays great. The fretboard seems a little dry so I'll treat it tonight when I change the strings too. I had forgotten how nice the backs of these prestige necks feel as I use to have an RG1527. Very smooth. And strangely enough, it didn't feel to odd playing this after playing 7s exclusively for the last year and 1/2. I didn't get a chance to really use the trem but from what I remember of my RG1527, I really like the new Edge Pros. The finish is pretty cool. Nice and sparkly. Although, you don't really notice it until the light hits it. It has a red, almost orange and a little bit of green sparkle to it. I also didn't realize that the headstock logo was, what I'm assuming to be, fake MOP. Or as I like to call it, Mother of Toilet Seat. None the less, it looks pretty cool. Hard to get a good picture of though. And it's not a perfect finish, either. And I didn't expext it to be. It has a few bumps on the edges and such. Not a big deal to me though. Overall, I'd give it about an 8 out of 10. My biggest complaint would be the pickups, but like I said earlier, I'm in no hurry to change them. It's a great, versital, workhorse of a guitar. Well worth the price for me. Hell, with a few minor mods, you basically have a Jem with this. It actaully feels better that the Mirror Jem that I tried out about a year ago. Here are some outdoor and indoor pics. It's really hard to capture all the colors this thing puts off.