View Full Version : Lets hear it ; What is your Favorite PRS model and why
07-19-2012, 07:13 AM
This is a tough one because I haevn't played every model there is but for the ones that I have I would have to go with sig right now. The flexibility in tones and switching system for getting them is pretty good setup. I think the pickups definately have almost a Hi-Def sound to them , very clear but still can get that low that you sometime want to have . Any thoughts ?
07-19-2012, 08:25 AM
I have had several and would choose a P22 with a RW neck with two amps. It just has so many voices ...
07-19-2012, 08:34 AM
PRS Custom 22 tremolo. Love the smoked orange but it looks carmel to me.
07-19-2012, 10:24 AM
Cu24 w HFS/Vbass/Rotor/Sweet Switch/Regular neck/trem... I mostly play classic rock and blues. The pickups are really great and can actually cover a tremendous amount of ground sonically, especially with the rotor switching. I NEVER use a standard tone control and find a sweet switch more interesting... I usually play with it engaged... I have small hands and the regular carve fits me better, the depth of the neck feels 'right' and the slightly narrower nut helps. I also prefer the way my hand falls relative to the bridge as opposed to on a 22 fret model and the better access to higher frets even when not utilizing the highest. I always hear people grouse about the tone difference between the neck pup on a 24 fret as opposed to 22 fret, frankly, that is the least of my concerns. Besides, I find that using a VERY stiff pick ( I uses 0.8mm Stainless Steal) and varying picking technique gives a tremendous amount of tonal color, so much so that I rarely go to the neck pup unless I am playing clean.
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07-19-2012, 10:34 AM
Favorite??? Oooffff... that's a tough one.
Today? BRW McCarty.
Tomorrow? Might be my Westy, SAS, or 12 -string again. That's why I started --->THIS (http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?655-Favorite-TODAY&highlight=favorite)<--- thread.
07-19-2012, 11:12 AM
Damn Hans I just can't keep up. I guess I should have looked a little but thats part of my problem I just roll before thinking or looking sometimes :D
Thanks everyone for input . Love to hear it
07-19-2012, 03:36 PM
I've been playing PRSes for 21 years, and have owned a bunch. My favorite PRS of all time is the SC 58 (and its stablemate, the Stripped 58).
I probably get more utility out of my Artist V, because it does so many things well, but the new singlecut models are the voice I hear in my head on electric guitar.
07-19-2012, 05:46 PM
Private Stock Sig - I have two and they're the best guitars I've ever played. I've just got back from gigging #41 tonight, where it covered every guitar tone I needed with ease - single coils to full 'buckers.
I have no need for anything else.
07-20-2012, 07:15 AM
Custom 22 with tremolo in smoked orange. Mine looks looks carmel colored. Do not like the stuff made in the Pacific Rim made from any manufacturer.
07-20-2012, 09:32 AM
Today is the CE24. Tomorrow who knows!?
07-20-2012, 12:50 PM
07-21-2012, 11:26 AM
Really tough question. I honestly haven`t played a PRS model I didn't think I would like! That said, my two number 1's are OG singlecut's.....so I am going with that model. I can't really point to anything specific; they just work really well for the music that I play, which is predominantly in the metal/punk/hard rock side of the musical scale.
07-21-2012, 11:57 AM
11 Top's SC Sig with the cool stripe...seriously...my favorite guitar I have ever played.
07-23-2012, 06:02 PM
I really love Custom 24s but with 3 way and push pull and 57/08s or something other than the VB/HFST.... I made the move from a rotary to a 3 way/push pull thanks to a PRS drop in and it made my PRS life MUCH better. I'm used to a 3 way. That said, I could dig a blade, just not a rotary.
You'd think I'd go for a 22 fret model since I come from playing Les Pauls (my choice of "other" guitars), SGs, Strats, and Teles but I love the feel of the scale on the CU24.
That said, because I'm also comfortable with 22 fret guitars I think I want to try several other models (Studio, Signature, and DGT are the ones I'm really interested in).
07-23-2012, 06:54 PM
I haven't played a studio or DGT yet but they are definately on my list. I can however speak on the siggy's and custom 22"s and ever since I got my sig it has been my go to especially for gigs. I think its alot easier just flipping a switch when wanting to coil tap as opposed to trying to pull up on the tone knob
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