I got a killer deal on a nice Epi Dot Deluxe a couple of weeks ago (my 1st really nice semi; flame top, vintage sunburst), and I was initially quite impressed with the sound and feel. I still really like the feel, but after adding a Tusq nut and based upon a lot of further playing, listening, adjusting and comparison with the Ibanez SZ520 in my sig, I need the Dot to have better toanz.
- - Seem at least as good as Mean 90s, and probably better. Priced right.
Some other option I haven't considered .....?
I don't want to get raked over the coals on price, considering that the electronics upgrades (new pots, caps, jack and switch) plus installation of them and the new pickups will cost me close to $150. I'd be pretty happy if I could spend $150 or less on the pickups; the whole guitar only cost me $244 shipped and spending much more than the purchase price on upgrades seems kinda wrong somehow ....