I had laid my hands on this beauty a year back. To start with, this beauty has got EMG HZ pickups which are passive but yet gives a warm, crunchy and sweet tone be it distorted or clean. The floyd rose bridge holds its tune fairly good with the dive bombs as well as gives good sustain due to the brass blocks in the saddles. The only down point I feel that if it would have come with a Mahagony body instead of Basswood, but with this budget one can't expect anything other than Basswood. Schecter had done a brilliant job with the Mat finish and electronics as well. I would highly recommend this guitar to everyone!