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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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I sold this Fountain Blue 540R a while back and here it pops up in Sweden.
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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-21-2010, 08:18 AM
 
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I can identify..did you at least get to do something fun with the cash from the trade? It's really lame to give up one of your babies only to use the cash for some monthly or emergency expense.
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I totally understand, for me it was my RGT42FM DR. I sold it to finance an RGT3120, I was gassing for a Prestige neck-through forever............ Turned out to be a HUGE mistake.
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I totally understand, for me it was my RGT42FM DR. I sold it to finance an RGT3120, I was gassing for a Prestige neck-through forever............ Turned out to be a HUGE mistake.
Really? It's hard for me to imagine the RGT42 being better than the RGT3120(bridge/pups especially) I'm curious how the 3120 let you down(I'm biased..huge fan of the non RGT 3120)-which was MY seller/trader regret guitar lol.
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How do you think I feel? I sold it to Ashbass, and he drilled it for some nerd wiring configuration! LOL
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lol

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Really? It's hard for me to imagine the RGT42 being better than the RGT3120(bridge/pups especially) I'm curious how the 3120 let you down(I'm biased..huge fan of the non RGT 3120)-which was MY seller/trader regret guitar lol.
With the RGT42; I brought it home, installed a Fred/Paf Joe combo, installed a coil tap and was done with it. It had the SWEETEST tone that I've ever had. amazing resonance, great sustain, deep harmonic overtones........... it was just amazing. I DID have a big problem with the Edge Pro II in that it broke a saddle on the first string change (the saddle actually broke in half). After sorting that out the guitar was just amazing

The RGT3120 has been a nightmare so far...... I've tried the original Paf's, Tone Zone/Air Norton, and now the Mo'Joe/Paf Joe. Ive also tried several different wiring methods, cap values, and pot values. I just cant get this thing to sound like that old 42 did. Its always weaker and nasally..... very "Texas Strat" sounding. Then after all of these problems, two weeks ago another one of my guitars fell off its stand and into the 3120. Prior to this the guitar was near dead perfect. Now it has 3 large finish chips and a cut in the maple cap from the nut on the other guitar..............

Oh well, live and learn
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How do you think I feel? I sold it to Ashbass, and he drilled it for some nerd wiring configuration! LOL
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This was the bomb!

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post #9 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-21-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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Here's another bit of trivia: That very guitar served as the basis for making this guitar:



That Fountain Blue Radius had a great shape to it (kudos to whomever did the hand sanding) so I used it to rough carve this body. I still used an oversized stylus so the whole carve had an extra 1/8" on it, which gave me the ability to control all the final shaping.
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Gasp... That is a nice finish! Not sure I've seen a bridge like that before, what is it?
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With the RGT42; I brought it home, installed a Fred/Paf Joe combo, installed a coil tap and was done with it. It had the SWEETEST tone that I've ever had. amazing resonance, great sustain, deep harmonic overtones........... it was just amazing. I DID have a big problem with the Edge Pro II in that it broke a saddle on the first string change (the saddle actually broke in half). After sorting that out the guitar was just amazing

The RGT3120 has been a nightmare so far...... I've tried the original Paf's, Tone Zone/Air Norton, and now the Mo'Joe/Paf Joe. Ive also tried several different wiring methods, cap values, and pot values. I just cant get this thing to sound like that old 42 did. Its always weaker and nasally..... very "Texas Strat" sounding. Then after all of these problems, two weeks ago another one of my guitars fell off its stand and into the 3120. Prior to this the guitar was near dead perfect. Now it has 3 large finish chips and a cut in the maple cap from the nut on the other guitar..............

Oh well, live and learn
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Ouch. Well best of luck in finding the right combo for you. I "traded up" from a 3120 and forever regretted the decision. Especially because it had the best top I'd seen on a 3120. Oh well, I plan to just get an RG520QS soon.
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Ouch. Well best of luck in finding the right combo for you. I "traded up" from a 3120 and forever regretted the decision. Especially because it had the best top I'd seen on a 3120. Oh well, I plan to just get an RG520QS soon.
If I remember correctly from past posts, yours was desert red right?? That guitar was amazing!!
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Ouch. Well best of luck in finding the right combo for you. I "traded up" from a 3120 and forever regretted the decision. Especially because it had the best top I'd seen on a 3120. Oh well, I plan to just get an RG520QS soon.
May I direct your attention Here:
FS RG 3120 desert red
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Here's another bit of trivia: That very guitar served as the basis for making this guitar:



That Fountain Blue Radius had a great shape to it (kudos to whomever did the hand sanding) so I used it to rough carve this body. I still used an oversized stylus so the whole carve had an extra 1/8" on it, which gave me the ability to control all the final shaping.
That is amazing! And yes, what is that bridge?
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Here's another bit of trivia: That very guitar served as the basis for making this guitar:



That Fountain Blue Radius had a great shape to it (kudos to whomever did the hand sanding) so I used it to rough carve this body. I still used an oversized stylus so the whole carve had an extra 1/8" on it, which gave me the ability to control all the final shaping.
Oh yeah, I remember that! I love how the bridge turned out.
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