Love this new Iron Label guitar! The EMG pickups put out a thick, rich tone! Guitar is very light! A great value for the money! Top notch hardware and stable tuning! Very fast neck! I believe that I have found my new favorite guitar! I thought that I would miss the tone knob, but I don't. You will not need it. If you play hard rock and metal and have been searching for that perfect tone, then look no further!