I got the Rampage a couple years ago. HATED IT. The tone was great, but I was stuck with one tuning, and even worse it wouldn't stay in tune.
My goodness, was this an upgrade. This guitar plays so much better than a sub-$600 instrument. It feels so comfortable, the neck feels perfect to me. It sounds great, I believe the humbuckers are a JB and a 59. This guitar also has coil splitting, though I never use it much. If I were to have this guitar stolen or broken beyond repair, I'd get another one. Maybe would save up for the Deluxe, but not out of dissatisfaction with this guitar.