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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm love my $200 PRS

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
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You can buy an ugly overengineered American made electric guitar that is every bit as nice a player for under $600 all day long. PRS is basically the modern day equivalent to the Ovation electric guitarws of the 70s.


I was just thinking how much the Starla looks like the Ovation Viper.




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought so too. I love my Viper, it became my go to guitar fairly quick. I really want a Preacher next. There's something to be said for guitars designed by aircraft engineers.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fancy a Deacon? It's the high-spec version of the Breadwinner. The shape apparently inspired by guitarists calling their guitar an 'axe'. Crazy days!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I worked at Guitar Center I had a customer show me a custom Deacon copy he made. It was surprisingly comfortable. I'd probably buy one if I came across one at a good price. That body shape it seems held the value up over their other electric models, as the same features are found on the preacher and the latter can usually be had for half the price.

I do however really want a Magnum


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use my prs for metal. It handles drop C tuning pretty well.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
I do however really want a Magnum



Count me in, these things are so fucking rad, especially the unnecessarily large and complicated neck pickup. Those 4 holes at the bottom are actually volume trimpots for the polepieces!
I actually really like the body shape too, it's like a way more tame version of the Breadwinner.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know that about the neck pickups, but that's pretty amazing. Also I'm very interested in the bridge pickup-supposedly the "U" shaped pole pieces are supposed to create a better magnetic field with more surface area around the string. That's one of the things I love about Ovations- the fact parts like necks, pickups, bridges, are all made specifically for the guitar and aren't meant to be changed out.

I know that being mod-friendly is now unfortunately a selling point when it comes to gear these days, but the genericness of standardized hardware and pickup shapes makes even the nicer things feel like copies to me.
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