What's up everyone! I am pretty new here as I have not had an Ibanez for some time now. My first electric was a cheap Ibanez and later I had a RGT42 which I sold and posted on this forum some years back.
Anyway, my interest in these rekindled and I really fell in love with the RG3120 and its specs. I found one in deep red which came from one of the forum members here (Jack Secret). So this is not really a new guitar as it is apparently from 98 and has a quilt deep red finish. It's interesting to me because from all the 3120s, I've never seen a quilt top. Anyway, for a 14 year old guitar it has been taken care of VERY well. There are almost no marks on this guitar.
Once I received it, I did a complete set-up with 10s. Cleaned up the fretboard with some Ernie Ball wonder wipes (fretboard conditioner) which is great and also used some 0000 steel wool to get the frets nice and shiny. Had to tighten the neck screws as it was shifting with some extreme trem use. I took the trem out and inspected everything...the knife edges are still in great shape, but may need a little bit of filing. I also intonated and set the proper trem angle with the 10s.
The neck is unbelievably sturdy. So far I did not have to touch the truss rod...the thing is freakin nice and straight.
Frets are in great shape and dont have much buzzing at all.
Now the only thing I had to figure out was the loose trem arm. The washers were worn out already and the trem arm was also wobbling back and forth. So of course I found a thread on here where someone suggested to use nail polish under the washers...this worked GREAT! Now everything is nice and solid and sounds absolutely killer.
Oh, and the electronics are in great shape too! Still all original. I had no noise issues at all. I used some contact cleaner just in case to clean it all out. The wiring was done pretty nice on this guitar.
I actually like the Tone Zone and PAF Pro a lot on this guitar. It sounds really TIGHT. I have no idea how some people can get a muddy tone from this guitar with those pickups.
Only thing I'm not so sure about is the cap used for the treble bleed. I like that it does not get muddy rolling off the volume, but to an extent it seems to be a little too bright and I'm not used to this taper where most of the roll off is in the lower register.
Anyway, this is my quick introduction and also review and opinions on this guitar. Thing is really killer. I would really love to have the Twilight Blue as well, but I'm actually liking the deep red a lot. It does not have the nicest quilt but I dont care about that too much. My Music Man Y2D covers the insane quilt top ground
I'll try and post pics as soon as I can.