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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-16-2001, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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I will get one of these guitars at the end of the month, and i can't decide which one to get...
Which one do u guys recommend?

RG2020XTLB or
RG3120TW?

Any owners of these guitars here?
Damn, i wish i had the money for BOTH. That would make my decision easier.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-16-2001, 12:23 PM
 
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To me, the Double-Edge is worth more than a maple top... it's more functional. *They're both beautiful guitars, but I would go for the 2020. *Actually, I will go for the 2020 when I get around to buying another guitar.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-16-2001, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the quick response, Ryan

Assuming i install PAF Pro and Tone Zone on the RG2020, will there be any difference in tone and sound between the 2020 and 3120? (both mahogany bodies)

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Of course every plank of wood will sound a little different, but if they're wired the same way the magnetics should sound very similar.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-16-2001, 02:10 PM
 
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Man I had the same question about a month ago. I tried both of the guitars out. The one I chose was the 2020 It is such a sweet axe. Dont get me wrong i love a flame top, but piezo is by far the best thing about these guitars. *Plus the side dots on the 3120 are not somthing I desire. *Also the 2020 sounds a little fater to me. Probably because it is all mahogany..
Anyway through those new pickups in there and you wont regret it.
just my pennys
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-16-2001, 06:04 PM
 
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2020, hands down.
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The 2020 I played had a much fatter neck...a matter of preference. *Is the piezo going to get used?
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-16-2001, 06:47 PM
 
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Yeah. Go with the 2020 if youīre prepared to swap the pups!!! I have a 2027 (bought it last summer) and thatīs a beauty. I just had to get new pickups īcause the stock pups sounded horrible. I canīt wait to get my ToneZone7 and Blaze!!

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I too have a 2027 and swaped for the Blaze p/u's the thing is my favorite 7-string. The 2020 that I have has more of a U shaped neck than the 2027. Dont let this fool you it is still a very very very fast guitar. Its just dosnt have as slim a neck as say the Jem's. For me I like a little thicker neck anyway. That way its more comfortable in my palm. Just not too big then it slows me down. I would say the 2020 is the perfect medium.

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go for the 2027, they're great.
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-17-2001, 12:34 AM
 
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I'd personally go for the 3120. I wouldn't use the peizo's much and I love figured tops.
You should play them both and pick the one you like the most.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-17-2001, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks everyone for ur comments

Seems like the RG2020X has a JPM-ish neck and the RG3120 has a JEM-ish neck

Hmmm...

James
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-18-2001, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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But regarding the Piezo pickup....do u guys really use it often?
Besides using it for DT's Scenes From a Memory, i can't think of other uses for it.
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Piezo pickups are ideal for playing all those '80s power ballads!

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-18-2001, 04:48 PM
 
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Go to the 7-string forum.
Thereīs a topic that has a sample of that piezo sound. It sounds REAL!!! Like an original acoustic guitar.

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