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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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how does it sound when magnetics and piezo work together?
any sound sample?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-13-2002, 02:51 PM
 
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I recently purchased a RG2020XTB, and immediately performed the 'KJG Wiring Mod' to it. *I am now able to play the Mags and Piezos independently, or simultaneously going to the same amp, or simultaneously going to different amps. *I don't have any sound samples yet, but all I can say is the possibilities are unbelievable. * Being able to blend the Mags and Piezos together to create pristine clean electric sounds like never before. *And with a little bit of EQ and processing, I've got the Piezos sounding amazingly close to my Taylor 814ce plugged in. *For live applications, the 2020 is a God-send.

If you are unaware of the 'KJG Wiring Mod', here are the links.

Diagram:
http://jemsiteforum.com/discus/messa...html?974491029

Explanation:
http://jemsiteforum.com/board/topic....&topic=404

I am getting ready to order a brand new RG2120XTR in a few weeks (or less). *I'll be able to compare the two and post my findings then. *I'm not expecting much more out of the Piezos, but it will be nice to have a tone control for them. *

Hope this helped. *Feel free to email me if you got questions about the mod.

- Joe
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-13-2002, 03:28 PM
 
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Joe- I'm glad to hear my wiring mod is working out for ya! *Thanks for the plug! (pun intended)

I don't have any sound samples up, but Todd C. did. *He's in "Wisdom Teeth Hell" right now, but when he feels better, I'll point him here so he can re-post the stuff he recorded.

The 2120X's have a very cool new preamp board inside- it allows you to EQ the piezo section. *The guys at Ibanez really liked the Double Edge (one guy put a DE in his DNA!), but a few wanted the ability to EQ it a little. *Voila! *
The only bummer is that the preamp boards are not retrofitable into the first generation DE guitars. *Oh well...If I need to, I'll just run my piezo cord thru an EQ pedal. *Cheap, painless, and less drilling/routing on my guitar. LOL

My CST can still do no wrong! *:-)
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-13-2002, 05:39 PM
 
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Kevan,

I guess I should've included this link also:
http://www.guitarelectronics.com/switches.html

If they're doing the mod,...they need the switch! * *hehe

SW 230 *(Chrome)
SW 232 *(Black)
SW 234 *(Gold)

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