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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-30-2001, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Modding a 3120 and the double edge - I want to put a Double

Is this mod easy to do or hard...I really want to have the sound of the acoustic on my guitar, after seeing and hearing the Dream Theater DVD concert. *I am gonna get a 3120 and i want to put in the double edge...I will also replacing both pickups...Bridge: Evo, Neck: Breed...i know this will cost a pretty penny and everything, but how much is it to actually get the double edge, does it come with everything you need?
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this is real easy...

you can't buy the double edge separately at this time.

sell the axe and buy a double edge model if you want one... glen
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Modding a 3120 and the double edge

Go for a 2020X.
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Modding a 3120 and the double edge

As Caprile said- look for an RG-2020X.

Do the KJG Wiring Mod, and add some badazz pickups...you've got a helluva ride.
If you have questions about the internals of the DE-equipped guitars, let me know.
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Modding a 3120 and the double edge

The thing is, i like the 3120, i love the flame maple top on it...and i would rather mod the guitar then get the 2020X...does anyone know if they will be selling the double edge?
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Modding a 3120 and the double edge

It will be a while before the DE is available by itself. *And, installing it is not like putting a new nut on; it's some serious sh!t. *I'm not even sure if I'd be qualified. :-)
When it does become available, expect to pay a pretty penny for it- it's the only double-locking piezo-equipped trem out there.

Here's an idea:
- Score a 2020X.
- Have a local luthier put on a nice flamey maple top for ya.
- Done.

WARNING!!!
When removing the components of the 2020x (or any DE model), be EXTREMELY careful of the trem. *There are very small wires under there that are very brittle and can be damaged VERY easily. *

Find someone qualified to do this work. *Then, have them contact someone qualified.
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Ok, if i do get the 2020X and decided to change the top...does Universal Jems do a good job...also, i would get a Transwirl from Herc Fede...but anyway i was just wondering if Universal Jems does a good job of re-topping a guitar...
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Modding a 3120 and the double edge

You could always order a 1680x J-Custom from Ishibashi. It's like a 3120 (mahogany body, flamed maple top), but it has 3 pickups--Paf Pro, Blue Velvet, and Steve's Special. It come standard with the double edge. If exchange rates are good, it's probably cheaper than getting either the 2020x or 3120 and trying to mod it.

Any of them are great guitars... I have two 3120's and a swirled 2020x, and love them all dearly!

--B

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Wanna see the mods that have to be done you can get a clue by clicking here!

This is not a mod you want to tackle, it would be way cheaper in the long run just to go out and get a guitar with the double edge already in it (even if it was available as an after market item). Even the trem cavity on top is coated with electro-conductive paint to prevent feedback from the piezo pickups......
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And don't ya just love those VLX91 24 pole switches?
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Modding a 3120 and the double edge

Sure do! at $39.95 and $26.95 depending on where you purchase them your going to have fun doing all the crossover soldering jumps.....
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