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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-07-2004, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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Double Edge and MIDI

I do not know if this has been discussed before but since the new RG1520GK came out (with the double edge providing a 13-pin midi connection) I was wondering if there is anyway that an RG2020X or RG2120X could be adapted to provide a 13-pin connection?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-09-2004, 09:21 AM
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i looked into this a while back. LR Baggs, who made the Double Edge saddles for Ibanez, does not make any piezo to midi components. RNC makes piezos and midi preamps for installation in a guitar [the Brian Moore guitars use their hardware], so i contacted them. they were not helpful at all, giving an arrogant sales pitch about how their piezos are highly superior [but of course they don't make a piezo saddle that will fit a locking trem]. when i pushed, they said the Baggs hardware is too weak and noisy to use with their midi preamps.

theoretically, there should be a way to get midi output from the Double Edge piezos, whether the Baggs is lower output or not. the fact that an Ibanez Double Edge model comes stock with a midi output [does that GK in the model # mean they used the Roland GK2 preamp system?] shows that it is possible. i looked at schematics of the GK2a, but i didn't have the stones to spend $300 on one and then cut it up to try and hack it into my Double Edge.

if you dig around and find anything more hopeful, please post it here.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-09-2004, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, actually the RG1520GK has the Double Edge system exclusively for MIDI functions, that is why I figured I would bring it up as it seems that someone is making a MIDI preamp for Ibanez' Double Edge trem.

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