Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA
Re: Roland Ready RG prestige
I've had both Ibanez Roland Ready Guitars, RG420GK, and RG1520GK. The 420 has the GK pickup, while the 1520 has LR Baggs piezo's in the Edge Pro.
In my opinion, the 420 worked better with VG Products, vg8, vg 88, vg99, while the 1520 works best with midi converter units, GI 20, GR 30 etc. There were 2 J custom models also that utilized the gk pickup.
I sold my 420 a few years ago, but wish I hadn't. I would NEVER part with my 1520, as the edge pro with piezo's is nearly impossible to find, and the Ghost piezo saddles will NOT fit in the edge pro, (but they will fit in an original edge, like on the jem and satriani models).
The latest Roland unit the gr 55 combines a VG system, (virtual guitar) with a GR SYSTEM, with internal COSM MODELS of guitars, amps effects, and synth patches, along with MIDI out. I hear that it tracks as well with either the gk pickup or piezo saddles.
I really am not a fan of any of the new edge bridges, and am surprised that even the J Customs use the edge pro II or similar. The edge lo pro and edge pro are the best in my
opinion. I am working on removing piezo's from the Graph Tech Ghost Floyd saddles, and installing them in an edge pro bridge.