I just bought an RG2020X from Ishibashi. Now I'm just waiting for it to come home to me. I'm thinking of doing some modification to it and I'd like to ask some questions and hear what you think about the mods.
It has some nasty paint chips on the body, so I'm thinking of sanding the entire body down to the wood and then refinnish it in some way. Probably natural because the mahogany looks really good
One thing I don't like with the RG2020x is the fact that you can't use the piezo and the magnetic pickups at once. I've read about the KJG wiring mod and would like some more information on it. What is the difficulty level on this mod. Do I have to fiddle with the circuit board?
The next thing on the list is the pickups. I personally think that the V7 and V8 pickups sounds like crap and plan to install two DiMarzio pickups instead. The thing is that I don't know which pickups I'll choose. I like the sound of my PGM500 with the ToneZone in the bridge and the Humbucker from Hell in the neck but I want something else for this guitar. I'm planning on using the RG2020X in my current band. We play everything from neo-classic to black-death-thrash-metal. Do you have any suggestions on pickups? Is the X2N usable for anything but metal?
I'm not that used to the relatively fat neck of the 2020x. I'll give it a test run and then descide what to do. If I find it to fat, I'll switch it for an RG550 neck. Is this possible? Will the neck fit?
Thanks for taking your time reading my post and hopefully answering my questions
(excuse my swedish version of english