I've been noodling around on an early '90s Ibanez EX3700 that a non-playing relative has at my house. It's the same body silhouette as the RG series, with H/S/H pickups, a "Lo-TRS" locking trem and nut, and I believe it's the short-lived top-of-the-line model from when Ibanez tried Korean production out. The wide, flat-radius bound maple fretboard and big frets feel pretty good to me, and most of the many pickup selector positions sound pretty good to me. It's got some good clean and dirty tones in it. This is confusing me after years of being semi-averse to all things shred and guitars with a bunch of controls and tonal options on them (my favorite guitars have been a couple of one-pickup, one-knob beaters). Ergonomically, this guitar is pretty nice, is what I'm saying. I don't like the locking nut sticking up and snagging the side of my first finger on some open-position chords, though, and since I am not a trem guy and do bend strings a lot, the "give" in the trem springs bugs me even after installing all five springs and cranking them down enough to re-string with .011s. This got me to thinking about whether I'd enjoy this guitar with a lower-profile non-locking nut installed and the trem blocked stationary. Which of course led to me imagining it with a Tele bridge pickup and an RG-shaped custom pickguard, and maybe a middle-pickup delete, and maybe a different neck pickup that was lower in output, and a three-way toggle instead of the 5-way blade-type switch, and... So in conclusion, what I'm asking is, if you've ever re-purposed a shred-equipped guitar because you basically liked the feel of it, with simpler appointments for non-shred playing. Got photos and/or anecdotes? If so, I'd love to see and/or hear about it!