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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-09-2003, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yamaha RGX820Z

Hey guys!

I currently own an Ibanez S470DX ('03) and am looking for another guitar. I found a beautiful one: The yamaha RGX820Z. A piezo, 2 SD Humbuckers, nice neck and headstock, etc..

Ok...what's the deal: Does anyone own one? I'm interested in the Guitar, how it plays, sounds, feels, etc.

so...

Share your experiences

Greets,

CHMC
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-09-2003, 11:38 PM
 
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Well, I tried one out last week in a store.

It was very beautiful (somewhat like dark transparent red or something).
The specific one I tried had a really bad setup, so it was going out of tune constantly, and the strings were too high, so the playing feel was really unpleasant...
Anyway, the tremolo looked good, so it must work nicely with a decent setup.
The neck was thicker than on a regular RG. It was more the feel of a JPM (wich I love), except it was a little wider (not fatter, tho).
As for the sound, I played it through a Line6 Spider, with the mix out (th guitar has 2 outputs : one for the piezo only and the other for the piezo+magnetic).
The control layout isn't very comfortable and it works in an strange way...and, as the pots don't have any numbers, it can be a little hard to know wich combination of pickups+piezo+volumes are you using at a determinate moment...
The pickups, being Seymour Duncans, are not my cup of tea. They were too bright sounding and too loose on the low frequencies.
I always was more of a Dimarzio guy, but yet, these Duncans really sounded that trebly and not thight...
The body contours are very comfortable, but I didn't like the overall feel of the instrument.

Well, these are my thoughts on this guitar.
But keep in mind that it was really BAD setup, so I'm sure it will feel way more "playable" with a nice setup.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2003, 12:17 AM
 
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The only RGX I played extensively is a cheap used one I picked up for one of my students. He wanted a shorter scale (you know the RGX is 24.75", right?)

The low line model wasn't great, but it IS great value for money. The Yamaha Pacificas I have are cool, and the RGZs and RGXs I've tried at stores have been nice guitars. If you like how it feels, go for it. Yamaha's quality at any given price point is up there with the best of 'em.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2003, 07:20 PM
 
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the rgx models are standard 25/5 scale, there is even a baritone 26.25-inch model
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-11-2003, 01:00 AM
 
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the rgx models are standard 25/5 scale, there is even a baritone 26.25-inch model
So it is!

I was confused because the older RGX & RGZ models were distinguished by scale length, with RGX coming in at Gibson length. My student's guitar sure feels like it. I'll have to check now...
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-11-2003, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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sounds good, thanks for the comment guys!

Anyone else has some?

Greetz,

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-17-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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Re: Yamaha RGX820Z

I own one.
It rocks... buy it!
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-17-2008, 05:55 PM
 
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Re: Yamaha RGX820Z

It's a lovely guitar. The piezo is lovely, and the pickups are quality. I found the bridge being uber-smooth gave the guitar a strange feel, but other than that, v. nice. Surprised they still do it.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-17-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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Re: Yamaha RGX820Z

I modded mine with a GraphTech TremNut.
It had some minor tuning problems when abusing the whammy bar, but they completely disappeared. It is now as stable as a Wilkinson, OFR or even Edge.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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Re: Yamaha RGX820Z

I have one in mint condition plays fast & smooth
willing to sell 500.00 paypal
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