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PRS - I'll never give up

patentcad

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So after a 10+ year hiatus, I return to the sport of amateur guitar playing. There is no more PRS Forum, it has morphed into this place, but PRS guitars are still popular. I try out a used Modern Eagle Quattro in the local store with those 53/10 pickups. It's the best PRS I've ever heard, so I buy it. Then I buy a used SC-58 on faith, I hear those guitars sound killer with those 57/08 pickups. So I get the Fedex box. It's the best PRS I ever played. So then I buy a new DGT because I keep hearing how great those guitars are. I order it from Wild West Guitars. I get the guitar and plug it in. It's the best PRS I ever played.

I was always taken by their design, esthetics, playability. Now you can add killer tone to the mix.

Paul Reed Smith does not sit on his (considerable) laurels. Always moving forward, always innovating. He has created a modern classic that in my perception is up there with Gibson and Fender. I love the friggin guitars. So if some of you want to give up on PRS, that's your prerogative. Paul Smith has never given up on them, and neither will many of us.

 

CyberFerret

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They certainly are beautiful looking guitars... I've never had the chance to bond with a high end one though, only my Mira, which I use as a replacement for my SG to ROCK out on...

Really, would Angus Young be caught rocking out on an SG??? :D
 

patentcad

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They certainly are beautiful looking guitars... I've never had the chance to bond with a high end one though, only my Mira, which I use as a replacement for my SG to ROCK out on...

Really, would Angus Young be caught rocking out on an SG??? :D
You have to play what works for you Devan. I love that partscaster you built, that axe looks killer.
 

Pa'ani

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Congratulations on your beautiful and spectacular trio of PRS Guitars!!!
 

patentcad

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I must have missed those! :huh

I thought PRS guitars were quite the norm around here, seeing as this forum had such a close association with the Birds and Moons forum?
PRS bashing is also quite the norm.

Besides, it's pointless threads like this that keep the TGP Dirigible airborne.

Gibson bashing is also typical.

We need some Fender bashing threads to level the playing field. But I can't do it, I like my Strat.
 

patentcad

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I must have missed those! :huh

I thought PRS guitars were quite the norm around here, seeing as this forum had such a close association with the Birds and Moons forum?
Plus now I think you are Pcad bashing.

I would engage in Darwin bashing, but nobody here really even knows where that is. Besides, any place that's room temperature year-round is probably better than where most of us have to live anyway.
 

CyberFerret

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I would engage in Darwin bashing, but nobody here really even knows where that is. Besides, any place that's room temperature year-round is probably better than where most of us have to live anyway.
:D

Today is sauna temperature !! It's also known as 'mango madness' season at the moment. It plays HELL on guitars too... :omg
 

patentcad

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Yeah, well here in the northeastern US the winter dries out the air and that's not so great for guitars either. I keep the acoustic in the case with a humidifier, doesn't impact the solid bodies as much.
 

tcaron

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I've got a 1997 McCarty that I go to now and then. I love the guitar but find it too easy to play! Yea I know what!?!?? I have many guitars and I try to give them equal time. Lately its my White Falcon but when I'm playing a gig that needs articulate leads without getting my fingers in a bunch and also need nice fat tone its the PRS.

Tom C
 

Tonemeister69

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I've never been able to bond with the fancy expensive ones either, but my Mira is a damn find rockin' guitar. Simple, resonant and well made. Only problem is that tiny neck shape :(
 

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Pietro

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I owned a PRS Standard 24 for about 3 or 4 years. It was a wonderful guitar. PRS makes some amazing instruments.

No bashing from me.

Now Fender... and Gibson... are another story entirely.
 

wilblee

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Just laid down some tracks for the new band's demo with my DGT last night. My sweet goodness, I love that guitar.
 

Taller

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I've been actively playing PRS guitars for about 20 years now. It's easy to get caught up in 'the new latest thing' from the company, as Paul has continually pushed forward with new ideas and subtle improvements over the years, as you say, but I stopped myself and looked at what I had - the only thing wrong with my PRSs (IMHO) was the pickups.

My oldest PRS is an '89 that is stock, but my main 'players', a 2000 McCarty, a 2000 St22/Trem, and a 2007 SC245, all have Tom Short's humbuckers in them. I see no need to chase the next best thing from the company - my small collection makes me happy and covers what I need it to cover.

I did play a 25th Anniversary Swamp Ash Special yesterday that was wonderful, but I would gain nothing from purchasing it (my humble collection also includes a couple of Strats, a Tele, and a Heritage 137. It's a challenge picking my two guitars to take with me every weekend to a gig.

I'm covered.
 

jimmyj

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Nice guitars in OP picture!

I sure can't understand the knock on PRS either, especially the tone. I have/had many Fenders and Gibsons and I think they're wonderful but I've had PRS that sound just as good as any.

There are a few guys that even request I play my PRS at some of our gigs. It's a Ted McCarty SC245 with Fralin P-90s. It sounds so good that sometimes at night I sit in the dark and play for hours just just clean and quiet through my Top Hat Club Royale.

 






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