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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-20-2007, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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what's the best option for piezo/midi?

the ultimate guitar i'm looking for would have the piezo/midi/trem capabilities of the RG 1520 GK, but it would have an S body in a natural wood finish.

right now I'm looking at these 3 options...

S-370 (or any S series) in natural finish for $300 (try to find a double edge pro bridge and wire a 13 pin output)

S-2020SAV in natural finish for $500 (i could try to find some sort of internal board/kit to convert the piezo signal to 13 pin out. maybe even put the 13 pin out where that 2nd 1/4" jack is?)

RG 1520 GK in ugly ass cosmic black for $750 (sand the thing down and refinish it)

what's my best bet? i've heard it's impossible to get some of the parts from Ibanez?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 10:56 PM
 
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Re: what's the best option for piezo/midi?

Just buy whatever guitar you want and then slap a Graphtech Ghost system into it. The whole Ghost setup doesn't really cost all that much to get all the parts for, it sounds a ton better than most guitars with piezo pickup systems that don't have pre-amps, and it'll allow you to get that acoustic sound and MIDI without having to compromise on the guitar.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 11:06 PM
 
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Re: what's the best option for piezo/midi?

Bear in mind that decent midi gear costs ALOT, the guitar might be $750 but if you don't want it to sound like pacman you'll have to spend a fair bit more.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 09:11 AM
 
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Re: what's the best option for piezo/midi?

As far as I'm aware, the RG1520 is the only locking-trem equipped midi guitar on the market. Brian Moore and Godin make various models that have both piezo & midi, and I think they have some models with non-locking trems. Good luck!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-2007, 11:15 PM
 
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Re: what's the best option for piezo/midi?

Don't forget about the piezo version of the EBMM JPM (Petrucci's signature model).

EDIT: Crap, that's not a locking trem.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: what's the best option for piezo/midi?

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Bear in mind that decent midi gear costs ALOT, the guitar might be $750 but if you don't want it to sound like pacman you'll have to spend a fair bit more.
what are you talking about? are you talking about synth sounds? I have the Axon AX-100 converter. And I just bought a midi to USB converter, hopefully I can play the sounds in Reason fairly easily without too much latency.
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