This might not be the post you're expecting. I had an Ibanez Sv470 about 10 years ago, I bought it online before trying it. When I got it, I was SO disappointed in its tone. It sounded so thin, weak, and had nearly no sustain. The guitar came upgraded with EMGs an 89 in the bridge and an H in the neck which is basically an active single coil. It also had a Kahler tremolo, I thought that with all these upgrades the guitar would sound great. But it honestly had one of the weakest tones I had ever heard. My $300 Schecter sounded so much fuller, meatier, better sustain even with it's stock pickups. I wound up actually selling the Sv470. So the whole reason for all this ^, is because i'm now looking to buy another guitar. and there's just something so attractive about the S series guitars. They're so thin and beautiful, that i'm tempted to buy one again. but my experience with them has always left me disappointed, I also played a S520ex with Dimarzio pickups that I thought sounded so weak and thin too with poor sustain. am I the only one who thinks these guitars sound this way? I've been playing for around 12 years and used these guitars through quality tube amps and I always felt they lacked that low end chunk and the higher notes sound tiny. What do you S series users love about those guitars so much other than them being so light?