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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to read that 4 times before I realized who HiC is!

I was thinking of this guy:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool guitar and story.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Drugs will make PRS guitars look better, it's true!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it. PRS still has a reputation as a maker of over-the-top, bluez lawyer type guitars but anyone who says that hasn't played one. Lots of people also don't realize that there are plenty out there without fancy inlays, and in solid colors. Even the SE models are some of the most playable guitars I've ever laid hands on. Have you seen the new Vela?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Vela, the bridge feels a little "Mastery Bridge" to me with those 3-string saddles, heh, but I actually like Mastery Bridge. I think it's a really good idea to have a mini-hum in the neck as well, and the slight offset is a nice touch.

There's also the Mira, which is with the wraparound bridge.



The Starla is cool, too, with the Bigsby B50 tailpiece:



The Standard 22 is also a good choice for those of you who don't like 24 frets:



I think the S2 series is a winner. It converted me, and I was pretty meh about PRS before. I always wanted to like them, but their guitars always tried a bit too hard for me. The SE lineup is pretty good, too. I really like the Dave Navarro model, never mind what people may think about that guy.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

honeyiscool wrote:
I really like the Dave Navarro model, never mind what people may think about that guy.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guitar makes me want to take a can of spray paint to my cheapo PRS SE. Make it all Fiesta Red or Daphne Blue or something.

What was the list price on this if you don't mind me asking?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one is $1199 new. But of course you gotta see what your sales rep can do for you. And on some special sales events, it might be possible to get a 15% or greater discount.

I rewired my guitar this weekend. I have decided to start documenting all of my custom wiring configurations so more people can benefit from them in the future. I used the new chrome Lace Sensor Big Block humbuckers that they just released, which are slightly hotter than average humbuckers (around 14 and 10). I like to use hot humbuckers if I'm going to split them. These split to about 7 and 5, and when split, they're still Lace Sensors so they've got a small amount of single coil hum, but not very much.

This is the wiring config I drew up:



This wiring diagram uses a 4-way Fender Telecaster switch for Series/Neck/Parallel/Bridge that works in both humbucker and split modes. As you might imagine, both pickups on humbucker mode wired in series is absolute mud city for chords. However, it's great for nasty feedback and for hitting your dirt pedal or amp really, really, really hard. It's much more versatile in split mode, where you can get a nice mix of single coil and humbucker sounds by putting the split coils in series.

If any of you feel like borrowing this diagram for a humbucker-equipped Tele Plus inspired guitar, I recommend it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You definitely need a hot HB if you're going to split it. Other wise you get a Meh single coil sound.

That's a keen price for that guitar. From my endeavours with my SE albeit a tentative one, I've sort of come to the conclusion that the Gibson guitar I'm looking for may well be a PRS. The SE plays and sounds very similar to my once owned (and forever loved) SG special tho at a far lower price point. I think I'd like to try one of the single cut models at some point in the near future.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just HATE the bird inlays so much
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brainfur wrote:
i just HATE the bird inlays so much


Me too. mine has the moon/dots on it. The birds are sooo cheesy.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah the moon is nice-- the birds are just so carlos santana lol what a huge piece of shit
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i just HATE the bird inlays so much
Nice thing about PRS S2 series is that you have the option of getting dot inlays for $199 less. But honestly, I'd probably pay $199 more to get the bird inlays off of a guitar. Like look at this guitar:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SE245SoapBlk

What a perfect guitar (shortscale-friendly 24.5" scale, too), until you get to the birds.

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You definitely need a hot HB if you're going to split it. Other wise you get a Meh single coil sound.

That's a keen price for that guitar. From my endeavours with my SE albeit a tentative one, I've sort of come to the conclusion that the Gibson guitar I'm looking for may well be a PRS. The SE plays and sounds very similar to my once owned (and forever loved) SG special tho at a far lower price point. I think I'd like to try one of the single cut models at some point in the near future.
Yeah, one of my favorite cheap pickups to install is the Dragonfire Screamers. They're very high output ceramic, almost 17k on the bridge and 8.5k on the neck. They sound good in humbucker mode and split really, really well. If you never split, though, they are kind of one-trick ponies. Best part is they're like $40 for a set and sound just as good as Duncans to me.

About the whole Gibson thing, at the end of the day, there's nothing from a builder's perspective that Gibson does that PRS doesn't do just as well or better. The main thing, for me, is that Gibson pickups sound so damn good, even on their cheapest Tributes and Studios they're using genuine Gibson pickups which to me are easily some of the best P90s and humbuckers money can buy, whereas PRS SE/S2 pickups, I just don't really see them as competitive, so at the store, the Gibson will sound better, but once you go home and work on your guitar a bit, the PRS has a higher ceiling in my mind. I've always had a love for Gibson guitars, but I've had one, and I think I'm over it, now. The double humbucker guitar I am stuck with, for better or worse, is a PRS, and you know what, it's probably for the better.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honey,

love your review of the PRS. I'm Looking for a 24 fret guitar with easy access up to the last fret. My SG is great, but the strap button is behind the neck. The PRS looks like it might provide the same easy access all the way down the neck, but keeps the strap out of the way. I've never played a PRS only looked at them on the net. How is access up to the 24th fret?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the dots on plain colors and birds on the flamed tops. They seem to compliment each other.
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