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    PRS Metal

    I was in a fender strat forum and saw a lot of post referring to PRS as a metal guitar......I was surprised to read that.
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    I knew a lot of metal bands use PRS but didn't realize it was viewed as a metal guitar like ESP and Jackson
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    There are a whole lot of metal bands that use PRSi. It's really turning into a great all around instrument. You have several country bands playing PRSi, some fusion guys, rock and metal guys playing them also.
    I gave that pitch some vibrato, pitches love vibrato.

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    I'm the dealer for Costa Rica and get that a lot. Basically other stores want to put PRS in a niche as they can't argue it is a better guitar. Had to give a piece of my mind to a guy that posted that PRS are not made like they use to and had a picture of a CE bolt on. Had to clarify that a CE is a fine guitar, but PRS have always been set necks, and they are improved every single year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRP67 View Post
    I knew a lot of metal bands use PRS but didn't realize it was viewed as a metal guitar like ESP and Jackson
    Ridiculous.

    Is Carlos Santana a metal player? How about David Grissom, or Howard Leese? Or Al Dimeola, or Brent Mason?

    It amazes me that people buy into just about any nonsense they read online.

    Yes, you can play metal on a PRS, and you can also play metal on any other electric guitar.
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    Jim Root and John 5 (Lowrey) both use Telecastors, are they in country bands or has the Tele gone metal?

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    I guess if it has emg 81/85 doesn't really matter which guitar it is.
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    Metal might also be referring to one of the first runs of PRS guitars in the mid 80's. They had elaborate metallic paint finishes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRP67 View Post
    I was in a fender strat forum and saw a lot of post referring to PRS as a metal guitar......I was surprised to read that.
    I agree that PRS are great for metal but I wouldn't classify them as a "metal" guitar. Any brand can be used for metal. PRS are branching out however with offerings such as the "\m/" pickups, the Floyd Custom 24 models, etc. so maybe that's why they're getting lumped into the metal category.

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    Just checked all of mine - no metal guitars. All wood. Zemaitis is a metal guitar.

    Quote Originally Posted by NomadMike View Post
    Jim Root and John 5 (Lowrey) both use Telecastors, are they in country bands or has the Tele gone metal?
    I wouldn't use John 5 as an example - dude can play frigging anything on anything and make it awesome. Plus, he used to be in kd lang's band, so he was at least a little bit country...

    Now he's a little bit rock and roll.
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    PRS Metal

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! © View Post
    PRS Metal

    Boss guitar dude. Not that I would expect anything less.
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    Look no further than the SE Torero for a quality metal guitar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJM3175 View Post
    Look no further than the SE Torero for a quality metal guitar!
    I gotta get one of those \m/
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJM3175 View Post
    Look no further than the SE Torero for a quality metal guitar!
    That is also incredibly versatile with the right pickups. I love, LOVE my Torero.

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    People are making judgements based on the look of the instrument. With its double cutaway design and its sharp-pointed headstock shape, the original PRS looks radical in comparison to the more rounded, classic Strat, Tele, and Les Paul shapes. The fact that PRS's first mass-market model was a 24-fret guitar with very high-output pickups only adds to that perception. And to be fair, it seems like metal players really adopted the instruments en masse before anyone else did.

    What's interesting to me is that I'm seeing a lot of country artists playing PRS these days, much moreso than mainstream rock/pop players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! © View Post
    PRS Metal

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    Boss guitar dude. Not that I would expect anything less.

    I believe PRS is awesome for playing metal. But the choices of amp and other stuff are to be considered too.
    BTW, is the above guitar the same one in this video?

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