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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Double Edge - How good does it really sound

Well. i was wondering. Does the double edge sound like an acoustic, and is the tremmolo of the same kind as the Lo-pro ?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 09:37 AM
 
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Jay- *yes...and yes. *:-)

The piezos do a wonderful job of mimicing an acoustic guitar. *No- It won't sound like a $3000 Taylor, but then again...show me a Taylor with a trem. LOL *Todd Crawford put up some sound samples a while back. *I'll try to dig them up.

The Double-Edge trems are exactly the same design and shape, and function, just like Lo Pro's. *The only TINY differences are the piezo elements in the saddles, the PC board attached to the trem block (underneath/not visible) and the wires coming from the elements (underneath/not visible). *

It's a helluva design.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 10:44 PM
 
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Does anyone know how much this costs, cuz I've always wanted to put a piezo on my RG 7620. *
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 11:41 PM
 
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Shred- save yourself some massive tooling costs, re-routing of wood and wasted time. *
Try to find an Ibanez RG-2027.

You'll thank me. :-)
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So it would be possible to get that sweet sound from Melissas garden for example.... *??
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 01:01 PM
 
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Jay- to answer your question honestly: no. *Here's why...

If I'm not mistaken, the acoustic parts were done with a Carvin Acoustic. *While the piezos sound great, it's really tough to get a true acoustic tone without an acoustic guitar.
That's just the way it is.

Now, if you don't have EJ's ears, I'd highly recommend you check out a DoubleEdge-equipped guitar. *I think you'll like it, and how close it'll get you to the tone you're looking for.

P.S.- Don't forget to do the KJG Wiring Mod to your new DE guitar. *:-)
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 07:35 PM
 
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I agree with Kevan, one awesome design! I like Piezo much Better than a true Acoustic sounds, yet im strange and never liked the clunky feel and woody tone of any Acoustic.
The RG2027 is flawless, sounds better IMO, cuz it has an *electric/metalic Acoustic slurr sound. Just killer!!! Add the First class craftsmanship and Low B with a whammy, The best of many worlds.

She does need Dimarzio Pickups for the Electric side, The stock pickups sound ok, yet don't hang very well next to the Universe...
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 09:55 PM
 
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The L.R. Baggs piezo system really is awesome. *It sounds better (more warmth, body, and depth) than my Fishman Powerbridge equipped Strat. *I'm no Vai or Petrucci but here's a recent song recorded with my 2027 (still the stock pups - I've yet to scrounge the $ for a Tone Zone and PAF7). *It's very sloppy but should give you a feel for the tones achievable with the guitar. *Acoustic tones were recorded 2027 piezo direct to Boss AD-5 Acoustic Instrument Processor and 2027 mags direct to POD Pro.

2027 MP3

Thanks,

Randy
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 10:37 PM
 
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Randy- great track. *Thanks!

If you guys want a fun comparison test, at your local music store, try out the piezo and mag's on a Double Edge-equipped guitar next to a Parker Fly.

Listen to what your ears tell you.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 11:25 PM
 
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Here's my little piezo sound-byte contribution:

piezo2.mp3

It was quickly recorded onto my computer this evening using the POD tube preamp model.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 11:45 PM
 
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Nice track Randy! *Thanks for sharing!
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-11-2001, 10:43 AM
 
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Thanks for the demos, guys. *Cool tune, Randy!
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