Don't know which guitar to buy? Then have a listen to the sample below.
In this preview I used the Ibanez S-470 (DXQM). One of the greatest feature of it is its slim neck. Instead of the neck being a full curve it has a flat section which allows your hand to easily slide along th back of the neck, and your grip feels better. This allows for speed when shreeding through the fretboard.
The neck pickup is the Infinity1, the bridge is the Infinity2 and the middle is the Infinity Single1. I usually have the pickups set to the neck when playing Rhythm because it gives your guitar a fuller sound when hammering and shreeding notes and chords. When playing sweeping licks I will set the pickups to the Bridge because the sound is a lot more precise and gives a better tone and depth to the sound. I have thought about getting active pickups installed, but what's the point, these pickups are great.
Another important feature of the S-470 is the Tremolo Bridge. It not only uses the spring tension to keep the strings in place but also ball bearings. This allows the strings to stay in tune longer while the whammy bar is being used, because the ball bearing allow for easier movement. (Personally, I only have to retune my guitar, slightly, once every week to fortnight, even if it has been a hot of cold day, it's incredible) The Tremolo Bridge is an excellent combination when used with the nut locks at the top of the fret board, the strings practically won't go out of tune.
To top everything off, the Ibanez S-470 (DXQM) has a very slim body. Although this may seem like a flaw in the design of the guitar, its Mahogany body is very sturdy. (I would know since i have dropped my guitar a couple of times and seen no signs of markings)