So i got this guy a couple weeks ago but I wanted to hold off on a NGD until I got my new pickups in it. The dimarzios it came with arent awful, theyre pretty good for stock pickup. I knew I wanted more though, so in comes a Dimarzio PAF in the neck and a Instrumental STFY3 in the bridge, it kills through helix. I cant wait to plug into my VHT Pitbull tomorrow, its a tight pickup so I can only imagine how it sounds through the Pitbull! The neck is one of my favorite Ibanez necks so far next to the prestige models, way more comfortable than my old MIJ Ibby. Overall its a super solid guitar and I dont have a single regret on buying it!