I had an eye opening experience this week. I have been fortunate to own very good Gibson & Fender guitars since i switched from bass 3 years ago. currently own 4 Gibsons and they are very good guitars and traded off 2 american fenders.I was a bass player since young and always rocked a fender P bass but when i got in a metal band found Ibanez...the neck is insanely comfortable and the action can be set way better. I should of applied this knowledge to guitars. last week i got an Ibanez with active pups and it kills these gibsons..in rock-jazz-and it does the metal perfect..not here to bash any manufacturer..just still floored a $2oo guitar can be made this good..the neck the fit of the body..the SOUND...crystal clear bell chimes to hardcore distortion.... think i might move another guitar cause i found this RG prestige line case queen and a 7 stringer a guy will trade plus $200 for a LP i have...this has been such a mind____ cause i cant put the cheapy ibby down, just to try and prove myself wrong.. played jazz and regular music on it and a/b'd with my Gibsons...the comfortability and tone of Ibby honestly won.. even re EQ all amps to to more traditional setting to compare..anybody else got a cheapy that just dominates your playing time but you struggle cause on the wall a guitar just hangs there,,but the perceived value or name on headstock forces you to use it more than you would?