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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-07-2015, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD!! Ibanez RG2020x

Hey folks,

I had a New Guitar Day for me the other day. It still needs some assembly though due to the fact this was shipped all the way from Osaka, Japan. I got this guitar from another member and he offered me a deal I felt I couldn't pass up. I've been wanting a prestige guitar and one that featured the piezo trem. So he came along with a RG2020x. Offered $375 which included shipping from Japan to my front door.

It only took a day and a half to ship from Osaka to Chicago. Then it took 5 days in Customs. Then another day to ship from Chicago to my home in Iowa.

I'll be taking this in to my tech tomorrow to get it all setup. I'm debating on pickups for this guitar. Any suggestions? Right now it will feature the stock V7 and V8.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-07-2015, 04:38 PM
 
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Re: NGD!! Ibanez RG2020x

Sounds like you got a great deal.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-07-2015, 05:06 PM
 
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Re: NGD!! Ibanez RG2020x

Looks great. What does each switch do, exactly?
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-08-2015, 12:28 PM
 
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Re: NGD!! Ibanez RG2020x

Nice score Guitarmattms, i've been wanting a piezo RG for a while, but been looking for a 7 string one, is that the original finish on the guitar? or has it been re painted?
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-08-2015, 03:31 PM
 
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Re: NGD!! Ibanez RG2020x

Congrats, the 2020 is still one of my favorite players. It sounds GREAT. Pickupwise, the mahogany is darker than Basswood, and it comes down to what amp you're playing. For me using Mesa Boogie Mark series, A Paf pro in the neck is great, and I use the F2 in the bridge. If you like the sound of a Tone Zone the F2 is even sweeter. Keep in mind that both TZ & F2 are mid heavy, and so is the mahogany body so your amp must be able to handle it in the way you like to dial in your sound. If you use modelling, keep the V7 & V8 pickups until you hear the difference between modelling and tube amps.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-09-2015, 04:21 AM
 
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Re: NGD!! Ibanez RG2020x

Nice. A bloke I went to school with had a 2027X, that thing was sweet.

The 2020 came in blue and red, iirc.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-09-2015, 04:56 PM
 
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Re: NGD!! Ibanez RG2020x

Awesome score!! Those are highly sought after and with good
reason. Enjoy.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-17-2015, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD!! Ibanez RG2020x

Hey guys,

Just giving an update!

The guitar is in the shop as my tech is having difficulty with the wiring of this guitar. A lot of solder everywhere is all he told me. However he's trying to get the wiring back to the original state and is having difficulty. We spoke briefly about modifying this into a Jem but I am still hesitant. I did however have him scallop the top 4 frets of the neck.

What pickups will work with Mahogany? I'm a usually patient guy with most things but I'm ready to get the guitar back into my hands. Thanks again!
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-17-2015, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD!! Ibanez RG2020x

Also according to different scores I've read two different facts on the neck. 1 site states it's a Wizard neck and another states Ultra. However the catalog says Wizard for this so is it safe to assume that it is indeed a Wizard neck?
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-07-2015, 02:23 PM
 
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Re: NGD!! Ibanez RG2020x

The neck on the 2020X is Ultra, nowhere near a wizard. The specs are 43 mm nut, 19,5mm thick at first fret, 21,5mm at 12th fret 430 radius.

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-08-2015, 05:07 PM
 
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Re: NGD!! Ibanez RG2020x

Ultra neck. Same as the S2120x I have.
Give your tech this:

It should help him...
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-09-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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Re: NGD!! Ibanez RG2020x

Almost, the 2020 has the VLX91 switch. Look at the third post and ignore the eq.
http://forum.ibanez.com/yaf_postst85...RG-Series.aspx
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