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« Thread started on: Mar 10th, 2010, 6:57pm »

I just changed my opinion of PRS guitars.

Although I had a SC250 and a McCarty at one point, I just thought they were too pretty. Sort of like a boxer with shiny gloves. Or a running back with no dirt on his knees. Both those guitars were traded, not because of that, but because they just sounded off to me.

Well, I recently saw a PRS custom 22 in turquise. It had a one piece flame top with natural back. It had the trem and Dragon II's. At first it felt funny to me as I am a Les Paul guy, and narrow minded. But it really did play great.

Days passed, but the thought of the guitar did not. I went back several times.... each time I drove home I almost turned around.

Yesterday I took my SLO and a few pedals in. I was susprised how much I liked the split coil sounds. The OD tone was really good. It was like a lighter weight, lighter tone Les Paul. The finish is incredible. The craftsmanship is outstanding. I looked hard...real hard, and found 0 flaws.

I bought it, so this is new guitar week. I am impressed. Very impressed. I know the LP's will always be my go to guitars. But this new flavor of tone has me awefully excited. That's all that really matters to me anyway. To pick up a guitar and be excited and have some fun.

Just wondering what you guys think of PRS.
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 10th, 2010, 7:45pm »

soldano forums offical PRS apologists thread starts here grin

i know.. you went all those years just like me.. "PRS are w*nkers guitars.. the only people who buy those that aren't pro musicians are knobs that want to flash the cash.."

"but they're so pretty.. mmm 10 top... mmm birds.. "

"bugger, i bought one..."

i know you had them before and all, but i think there's one PRS out there for everyone, i found mine smiley

mines in teal black, its a heavy beast but sounds great, one piece back, quarter sawn all the way, 10 top birds, sustains for ever.

only thing about them i don't like is PRS pickups, i think they're so characterless, that and i've never played one thats been well setup in the shop, always put me off them.

other than those 2 easily fixable things, i love mine, saddest thing is i would never gig it, which is a shame, because its sounds incredible, rich, thick, articulate.

tbh if something happened to it i don't think i'd ever buy another, because i've found my perfect PRS.

had to go thru a hell of a lot them though
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 10th, 2010, 9:23pm »

PRS makes some killer guitars, but I will always be a sucker for the Les Paul historics, particularly the R9's.
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 10th, 2010, 9:27pm »


I love PRS guitars. Couple comments on the SC 250:

- Mine (which I'm selling) is pretty hefty compared to the SC 245.
- I lowered the bridge pickup just a tiny hair to remove some of the harshness with the SLO-100 Overdrive.
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 11th, 2010, 7:44pm »

I liked certain things about the SC250, the neck pickup really sounded great. Overall it just wasnt better than any of my LP's and didnt have the coiltap options as most PRS do, same thing with the McCarty, and I really hated the battery and lack of any tone controls.

I traded a Peavey HPCT twords the Custom22 and made out well. I never played it anyway.

The Custom 22 I bought is so nice. It has a different sound than the LP and SC250 type. It seems to fall in between the superstrat basswood bolt on maple neck tone and the heavy thick LP type tone. I have been having some good fun with it.

I actually stared at it for an hour while listening to a few cd's. I caught my self drooling. The awesome piece of rosewood and inlays, the stunning top and perfectly polished frets, boy. I have seen many 10 tops, be the one piece top with perfect flame looks crazy.

Does anybody know if the one piece tops are rare?

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« Reply #5 on: Mar 11th, 2010, 9:17pm »

one piece tops aren't the preserve of private stock or anything, but they definitely ain't common, and a lot of the ones (i say a lot, i mean 4 or 5) i've seen have the flame at a slight angle. i've seen gorgeous i pece quilt top, and there was a one piece in my local guitar guitar for a while.

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« Reply #6 on: Mar 11th, 2010, 10:52pm »

If they had more of a "soul" i'd play them. They play so well...just don't have any character to them. I've never heard a PRS that sounded better than a comparable Les Paul and I doubt I ever will...

Before 2001ish they were great QUALITY guitars. I wouldn't mind having an early 90s McCarty or something similar. I'd just change the pups
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 12th, 2010, 09:17am »

on Mar 11th, 2010, 10:52pm, teemunknee wrote:
If they had more of a "soul" i'd play them. They play so well...just don't have any character to them. I've never heard a PRS that sounded better than a comparable Les Paul and I doubt I ever will...

Before 2001ish they were great QUALITY guitars. I wouldn't mind having an early 90s McCarty or something similar. I'd just change the pups


Funny you say that. The last thing I would call it is characterless. But I understand how someone could feel that way about a guitar. My buddy has a Parker Fly, I call it characterless in sound, no soul. He feels it's the best sounding/feeling guitar he has ever played. He has several nice guitars, all of which I perfer. Everybody hears things different.

I dont compare the PRS to the LP's. It's too different. I perfer the sound of the LP. But for something different the PRS fits the bill for me. I was thinking of getting a strat for the clean in between type tone but didnt like the long scale length. Ended up with the PRS (which does have the flame at an angle in spots as Tekbow noted as fairly common).

I gave up trying to beat the sound of a good Les Paul. I also gave up trying to beat the sound of a SLO. I found my sound. But for something different the PRS is hard to beat.

As far as quality it seems to be equal to Gibson custom shop guitars.

I still dont know how to post pics. I started a photobucket account but cant figure out how to get them from there to here. I am computer stupid.
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 12th, 2010, 12:15pm »

the only prs guitars that i have ever bonded with are the newer prs tremonti trems!

and now i have two of em!
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 12th, 2010, 12:55pm »

on Mar 12th, 2010, 09:17am, hellboy wrote:
Funny you say that. The last thing I would call it is characterless. But I understand how someone could feel that way about a guitar. My buddy has a Parker Fly, I call it characterless in sound, no soul. He feels it's the best sounding/feeling guitar he has ever played. He has several nice guitars, all of which I perfer. Everybody hears things different.

I dont compare the PRS to the LP's. It's too different. I perfer the sound of the LP. But for something different the PRS fits the bill for me. I was thinking of getting a strat for the clean in between type tone but didnt like the long scale length. Ended up with the PRS (which does have the flame at an angle in spots as Tekbow noted as fairly common).

I gave up trying to beat the sound of a good Les Paul. I also gave up trying to beat the sound of a SLO. I found my sound. But for something different the PRS is hard to beat.

As far as quality it seems to be equal to Gibson custom shop guitars.

I still dont know how to post pics. I started a photobucket account but cant figure out how to get them from there to here. I am computer stupid.


first off click the image icon over the at the top of the post message box, you should get something like this

[img][/img]

then go to photobucket below the images there should be four wee boxes that have url's copy the one for image then paste it between the the 2 image brackets, then preview your post to see if it worked
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« Reply #10 on: Mar 12th, 2010, 1:38pm »

Yea forget it man. You lost me. I tried. The photo bucket below and 4 boxes marked urlhuhhuh

I missed something. It's like you telling me to add 2 plus 6, when I dont know what a number is. Thanks for the help, but I just dont get it.
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« Reply #11 on: Mar 12th, 2010, 5:13pm »

yeah i reread that and i evidently suffered from a case of dumb ass typing. that and i think the keys on my laptop are worn out from playing mass effect 2.. undecided

right so, i'll attempt to explain in a non retarded fashion

to post a pic:

1) take pic

2) upload to photobucket

3) go to the album in photobucket where the pic resides

4) when you put the mouse cursor over the pic you require, a little box with four rows will appear below it. in each row will be a URL or web address like you see in the address bar of explorer, firefox or what ever browser you use. something along the lines of http\\ etc

5) beside each of these rows is a description, what you want to do, is highlight the address with the description "image". be careful to drag the highlighting all the way along because when you see it on screen, only a portion of the address shows in the row. so start at the begining, click and pull the mouse right.

6)copy that (right click: copy). im not being an ass btw, am just trying to make sure i cover everything grin

7) in the forums "post message" box, click on the image icon (fourth from the right on the bottom row of icons). this will appear

[img][/img]

8) click your cursor in the middle and paste in the address you copied from photobucket

[img address goes here /img]

i've taken out the inner brackets from the above example because other wise it thinks what i've written is a pic. dumb computer.

9) when you click preview you should see your pic

hope this helps, again apologies for my earlier crap effort

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« Reply #12 on: Mar 12th, 2010, 6:36pm »

Thanks for the redarded version. I'll try once again. Why do I struggle with this s so muchhuh?
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« Reply #13 on: Mar 13th, 2010, 09:55am »

i love the prs for the feel. i've got an IRW mccarty on the way right now. i've owned a custom 22 before and regret ever selling it, but i don't use the tremolo anymore. the wide fat neck, especially in bare east indian rosewood, feels better than any les paul sounds, imho.
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