Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Gainesville, FL
Re: New RGT42DX
The guitar is fine, the trem is not IMHO. I personally wouldn't want to own anything with an Edge III or II in it. I had a student with an RG350 and his trem arm holder needed replacing but as it turns out you can't replace it. I hate to call those trems junk but I really think they are IMHO.
I bought the RGT42FX version and it ROCKS. I dropped a PAF Pro in the neck and a Seymour JB in the bridge and called it a day, couldn't be happier. I still want to make mine into a elect/acoustic with piezo saddles.
I liked the D-activators as well, they sounded tastey when clean or dirty in a new DTT700 I played the other day.
I say go for the FX model unless you want a tremmed axe, other wise find an MIJ RG so you get a decent trem.