....and I can honestly say that I've never heard a louder pickup in my life. Like Kramer quadrails dont have shit on this thing. I can't really see a chordal use for output this high, but for leads it's pretty insane.
An unexpected useful tone is the humbucker in normal mode, and the third "coil" in parallel, rather than series. That sound is actually smooth as shit. I can see using that quite a bit. Has that Kee Marcello lead sound.
Overall, this guitar is killer. I know that construction techniques have improved over the years with Ibanez, but I can't help but think they lost something that made thier much older instruments much more interesting.