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RG2020X TLB
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The RG2020X is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2000. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The RG2020X features a Double Lo Pro Edge double locking tremolo with a built in L.R. Baggs piezo system which offers an acoustic-like tone. The mahogany body is bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with a pair of small, offset abalone dot position markers at the twelfth fret. Other components include a pair of Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG2020X has dual output jacks. A small push-button controls these outputs. When this switch is in the up position the signal is split with the piezo going only to the upper jack and the magnetic pickup signal going only to the lower jack. When the push-button switch is down the upper jack is disabled and the lower jack provides signal from either the piezo or magnetic pickups based on the position of the 2-way mini toggle switch.

As wired from the factory there is no ability to mix the piezo and magnetic signals through a single jack. A popular aftermarket modification (known as the KJG mod) replaces the 2-way toggle with a 3-way on/on/on toggle which allows the player to send either the piezo, magnetic or both signals to a single jack.[1]

The RG2027X is a similar seven string model.

The RG2020X was replaced after 2001 by the RG2120X.

Specifications

Specifications for RG2020X
Model name: RG2020X
Year(s) produced: 2000–2001
Sold in: Worldwide; USA 2000 only
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Transparent Light Blue (TLB), a.k.a. Transparent Blue (TB)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Double Lo Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Ultra
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Small offset abalone dots on 12th fret
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH w/ L.R. Baggs piezo
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V87 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V77 (H)
Controls:
Magnetic pickups: Volume / tone / 5-way selector
Piezo: Volume
Output Selection: Jack select push-button / 2-way mini-toggle mag/piezo selector

Video

Ibanez RG2020X Playthrough

Ibanez RG2020X Playthrough

Sources

  1. KJG piezo wiring mod diagram, Kevan J. Geier, archived January 2003
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