- RG-shaped body (or similarly "sharp edged")
- 25.5" scale
- Edge Zero II or Floyd Rose (see below for trem questions)
- Decent pickups (EMG 81/85 combo preferably, but I'm open to others)
- Would prefer a flamed maple top (but doesn't have to be)
- Would prefer a color besides red (because I've already got a red guitar)
I have a 2011 Ibanez RGA42FM that I love and want something similar (if not nicer) but with a bar. Haven't had a tremolo in years and am craving one. I have read to stay away from the Edge III but the Edge Zero II sounds like what I'm looking for.
Years ago I had a 1987 BC Rich ST-III with an Ibanez Edge on it that I liked, but the "other strings going flat when I bent a string" kinda annoyed me (but I know that's just how floating bridges are). But if I understand correctly, newer technology like the Edge Zero II kinda compensates that just a bit, correct? But the current Floyd's do not without me having to add something like a tremolo-no? (feel free to straighten me out on that)
Here's a few that have caught my eye...
Schecter Damien Elite FR Electric Guitar See Thru Black (love everything about this except that square heel)
Ibanez RG470MH Electric Guitar Mahogany Oil
Ibanez RG370QMSP Electric Guitar Transparent Gray Burst
Agile Interceptor Pro 625 MN EMG Tribal Green (love the looks and specs of this but can't find many reviews on this six string version.)
I'm open to suggestions and opinions. I'm especially curious to hear comparisons between a Floyd and an EZ II, regarding the extent of other strings going flat while bending notes.