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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-07-2001, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG3120 vs RG2020 - what are the differences?

These guitars (with the exception of the peizo) look to be the exact same, Is there any differences at all? Anyone played both guitars?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-07-2001, 08:21 PM
 
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RG3120 vs RG2020

The 3120 has a maple top, while the 2020 is just solid mahogany. *I believe the 2020 the has Ibanez V pickups, while the 3120 has Dimarzios. *The 2020 has a fatter neck. *
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arn't both necks on thes guitars wizards? how different do they feel?
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 06:01 AM
 
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the rg3120 has a prestige wizard neck while rg2020 has a normal wizard neck.
I´ve played both guitars and I have to tell you they´re both great!!! There´s only one thing I don´t like about 3120... the neck pickup. The Paf Pro just doesn´t work for me.
And the 2020... the only thing that sucks is the pickups. If you´re planning to buy one I´m pretty sure you have to change the pups.
In the end they´re both supr great guitars. But if I had to choose I´d go for Rg2020 ´cause of the piezo!! I have a 2027 and it sounds great!!

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 08:24 AM
 
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i haven´t played a 2020 but I have a 3120 and it´s a great guitar. It has two DiMarzio pickups-tone zone and paf pro. Great silky feel to the neck, it´s amazingly thin and feels great to play. The only thing I miss is the piezo option that the 2020 has. The 3120 looks much better too with the flamed maple top. Mine has the vintage violin finish and looks amazing.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the feed back everyone, anyone else have any thoughts?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 11:51 AM
 
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One more thing on the necks...even though both are supposed to have "wizard" necks, the do have different back profiles. *I've played lots of 3120s (have owned two), and the neck is pretty close to the standard skinny wizard. *But the two RG2020s I've played both have necks that feel substatially fatter to me. *Even the S2020 has a fatter feeling neck. *Try them both if you can. *I prefer the skinnier neck, so that was enough to sway me away from either of the 2020s.
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By fatter, do you mean more of a round profile? sort of like a JPM neck?
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 11:42 PM
 
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Yep, you got it--bigger, rounder back profile...but same flat fretboard radius.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-09-2001, 11:46 AM
 
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Man I decided to get the 2020 insted of the 3120. I really wanted the 3120, but figured they couldnt be that different, and besides the 2020 has piezo. Well the other day i finally played a 3120. That things neck killed my 2020. I didnt even have to warm up, and I was killing the licks out of it. The neck is quite a bit slimer than the 2020.
I wish I would have waited for a 3120. Especially at since there almost at the same price.

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