Surprisely (for me too), i have become a proud owner of Ibanez JEM 555. Pretty decent guitar and i should say the way i play guitars i dont really deserve it. My special thanks to Black Mamba without his efforts i wouldn't have got it. I got a mixed feelings here. In one hand i got a guitar which screams and in other hand its played by a good-for-nothing guitarist. Anyways, I'll try to justify.
Here are the details:
Color - White
Body - Basswood
Pickguard - modified (white)
Pickup Color - White
Knobs - White 5-way Tip
Inlays - Pearloid Vine to fret 12. Pearloid dots elsewhere
Fretboard - Rosewood, frets 21-24 not scalloped
Fret 21-24 Scalloped - No
Fret Wire - Ibanez SBB215-150 "Jumbo"
Neck Type - one-piece maple
Neck Joint - All Access Neck Joint
Hardware - Cosmo Black
Pickups - DiMarzio Evolution (Humbucker/Single/Humbucker)
Tremolo - Lo-TRS II (inferior to the Edge)
I couldn't find much of a difference in comfort with playing comparing to my old S470DX. HOwever, this JEM doesnt agree when it comes to sound. Its screams. The clean tone is sounds amazingly bright. No wonder it has a DiMarzios Evo pickups.
Black Mamba is convinced that after a while i am going to sell my S470DX. Lets see.
I couldn't definitely consider changing the bridge though in future.