While the Ibanez wasn't planned, this one was. I've been waiting for a bit and when I got home yesterday I was welcomed by 2 boxes!
My cat approves, lol!
Once I got it re-strung(GHS 10-60 + 74)and got it tuned to F#, it was time to run it through it's paces. Now I'm no shredder, but the neck is very comfortable, my only complaint is that the neck is painted, I do like the natural finish on my Ibanez. Sound wise, I really like the active EMG's, that may change, but it is a welcome sound compared to the $150 guitars that I've been playing, lol! The middle pick-up did get in my way as I tend to be very heavy handed, so I just lowered it all the way, problem solved. It's my 1st LTD, but I am very impressed and am enjoying the hell out of it! Time to forge some metal
Disclaimer: I neither like nor dislike the Deftones, I'm just not into what they do. However, I do like the way SC specs out his guitars. The 27" scale makes F# a breeze with zero intonation issues, plus I can hit it with a 74 and have plenty of tension and definition on the faster stuff I like. Back to the forge
Forgot about the 2nd box, lol! It was the wrong case for the LTD, it's on it's way back, lol!