#1
Hey you guys. I've read a couple of reviews and it sounds like a good guitar. I've searched websites, but on all of them it says it is discontinued. I own an Ibanez S540 and want a fixed bridge dual humbucker guitar. I can pick one up for about $400 used, will try to go down to $350 which is a decent price here in South Africa.

Yay or nay?
Ibanez 540S, Randall RG50TC, Blackstar HT-DISTX, Ibanez TS-808
#3
I have one and IMO it's great - although TBH I havent't played too many other guitars. I find it really comfortable to play, the neck is pretty different to most other Ibanezes (fatter and painted, with smaller - more like a Gibson?), but I prefer it to my other Ibanez's wizard II neck.

It's also dead pretty, I love the shape and the finish (which colour are you looking at?), although the quilted maple probably won't be the best quality, it still gives a great subtle effect.

Because I doubt many of us are familiar with prices in SA, what else is in your price range for comparison?
#4
Have you thought about blocking the ZR trem? It will feel more closer to a fixed bridge and you'd be able to change tunings without worrying about setting the bridge again and also it's much cheaper then buying a whole new guitar.
#5
I want a whole new guitar and I love the Floyd (it's not the ZR, it's the Lo-Pro, the guitar was made in '91) BUT only when playing certain songs. No use for having a trem in songs you don't use a trem.
Ibanez 540S, Randall RG50TC, Blackstar HT-DISTX, Ibanez TS-808