Sound — 10
I play heavy, speed, and thrash metal along with some grunge. I am using it throught a DigiTech GNX2 with a helmke 35 watt 10"9 speaker. It's very loud and very clean. It's a rich full and bright sound. Not many varietys in what sound it makes unless you fool around with the equilizer. I like the sound on it because it is the perfect tone for my style of playing and genre. I can't say I have any dislikes to it.
Overall Impression — 10
I play speed, thrash, and heavy metal and grunge and it's a perfect match. I have been playing for 2 and a half years doesn't sound like much but I learned extremely fast without lessons. The other gear I own is amps and a DigiTech GNX2. This wasn't my first guitar but it wish it was because it is so perfect. At first I wanted an Explorer but I couldn't afford it and then I found this compared them and didn't find much difference besides no tremelo wich is kind of a downside but I never used one except in Crazy Train.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
It's an adjustable bridge so you can set the action whatever you want and mine is as low as it goes and it's perfect. Pickups were to high but I adjusted them so there perfect. There were no problems when I first got the guitar and there still isn't all perfect right down to the paintjob.