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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-08-2001, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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I tried a PRS today... - And guess what?

I went into Sound Control today as my guitar was being operated on and tried out several guitars. The first was a Yamaha Pacifica (24 fret model with their take on a Floyd), the second an Ibanez RG570 (cyberpink with shark-tooth inlays) and a PRS custom 22.

I went in there orginally to test out the DSL50 from Marshall, but would up on a TSL122 (you know how it goes). I played the Pacifica first and I didn't like its neck very much - not like my old Pacifica at all (duh). I then tried the RG and found its neck to be very comfortable - just like my Pacifica, which is a good thing in my book. While I was talking with the guy (Glen, for all you who've been in there), I mentioned I had neve tried a PRS so he went and got one for me...

To answer all those people who said you can't shred on a PRS or they don't have harmonics, that's rubbish. I found the neck was very similar to the EB/MM Axis they have there and found I could play faster and more accurately on the PRS than the RG. Shredding was quite fun, actually. Harmonics were quite hard to find, to be honest, but they are there - not trying to get out of the pickups like an Evo, but they do work on a PRS. The bridge pickup wasn't exactly my taste, though.

Would I pay 2199 for it? No. I'd get the EB/MM Axis first. I don't like painted necks. And no, Jono, I didn't try the DNA. LOL!

Sorry, I should keep away from these incoherent rambling posts...
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you should have asked if you can order a PRS with an unfinished neck! ...glen
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-08-2001, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Glen, that would be the first thing I would do if:

1) I liked how they sounded,
2) I wouldn't have to pay extra for it,
3) I wouldn't have to pay extra to have it in a nice colour (snot green is not nice on a quilt top...),
4) it was half the price.

Saying that, it would be worthwhile just to let it rip in the company of 'connoisseurs' just to see their faces. If I buy a guitar, I don't put it in a glass cage.
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I'm glad someone likes PRS. *We have one here at my house, and I think it blows. *The neck is fat. *The pickups are WEAK. *Like P-90s. *It's heavy as a mother and the tone is average. *I hold fast that PRS is the Kramer of 2001. *In 10 years, folks will look back and say "what was the big deal?"
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-10-2001, 02:55 PM
 
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I tried a PRS today...

I think PRS is one of the worst sounding guitars made. *For such an expensive guitar, you should at least get something that sounds "ok." *The first thing I ever noticed about them, and still notice today, is that they have this false sounding high or higher midrange sound. *The high end frequencies just sound like some cheesy guitar tone you would hear on a very amateur recording. *And it was never more evident to me that they all sound this way when I watched the PRS Promo Video, and Paul Reed Smith is playing it and smiling, and I am grinding my teeth.

Seems like a lot of kids like PRS these days...probably because they are so expensive and have AAA Flamed Tops on them. *Like someone said above, I don't have a glass case to put it in, so it wouldn't do me any justice owning one.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2001, 12:50 AM
 
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jem7vwh.... if you hate the prs soo much I will take it off your hands... i seriously love those guitars.. would rather have a les paul, but lack of funding is playing a huge roll here.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2001, 07:19 PM
 
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I'd love to sell the fugly thing, problem is, it is my fathers favorite one to play. *SO even though it blows, and even though it would make a better coffee table, for his sake-it will probably go to the grave with him.
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I tried a PRS today...

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