Sound — 10
This guitar fit's my music style very well. I play metal, Speed, Power, etc. And let me tell you, this is a speed machine. Very good for shredding. I am currently running this through a Marshall MG100 (Lame, but it fit the budget) and with a DigiTech Grunge Distortion pedal, and with the neck pick up on, it tears with it's high end. Even with the bridge pickup, you can go on the lower frets and get a sweet, punchy chug.
Overall Impression — 9
Like I stated before, this perfectly matches the Shred/Metal genre. I've been playing for 4-5 years and currently own a DigiTech Whammy, DigiTech Grunge, DigiTech DigiDelay, and An Epiphone SG Standard. If it was lost or stolen, I would defiantly buy it again. My favorite feature has to be the fast neck. I have compared this to a Jackson RR24FR and got this because it's less expensive and has better pickups and feels better. The only thing I wish it had was an Edge Pro Trem.
Reliability & Durability — 10
In my opinion, this guitar can last a lifetime. This Ibanez Iceman was made to be played at shows, the hardware might need to be replaced, the strap buttons should be replaced. I always bring two guitars to a show, one that's tuned to Double Drop C, and one that's tuned to Standard, which is my STM1, and this is the only Standard tuned guitar I bring with me. The finish is also very hard to scrape away at, unless your like me and mod the finish to no end, because mine is currently wrapped with black tape, looks awesome.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The factory action. Well for me, In my opinion the action was to high, but I like it real low. it's probably just right for most of you. The pickups where top notch. The bridge was slightly raised, but It was fixed at Guitar Center. Other than that, no scuffs and it was in well condition.
Features — 8
This Wonderful Sam Totman Signature was made in 2008 in the Custom Shop in USA. This Is a 24 fret Maple/Walnut neck, 25.5 Scale, 400mm Radius, very thin (21mm at 12th fret), jumbo frets, Mahogany body and Bound Rosewood fingerboard. The finish on this guitar is a beautiful snow white. The body is a pain to play sitting, due to the curved wing, but standing with s strap is a breeze. Another ridiculous feature is the Edge III Trem, but with a proper trem setup, it will be just fine. Another downfall is the single volume knob, being the only knob, there is no tone knob, and the position it is in. The volume knob is right under the bridge pickup and in a result, very easy to accidentally move. The pickups are a plus, two DiMarzio Evolutions, DP158 and DP159. And a pair of Ibanez locking tuners to boot.