The Best Metal and Hard Rock Rigs from PRS Guitars
Posted Apr 20, 2016
Behind The Gear
When you want to rock, you don’t want anything getting in the way. Here at PRS we want you to be able to trust your gear so that you can focus on the fretboard. Below, check out some of our favorite rigs for metal and hard rock!
SE Custom 24 7-String & Archon 50
The SE Custom 24 7-String features a 24 fret, 25” scale length wide thin maple neck for lightning fast playability. The pickups offer balanced aggression with clear highs and strong mids and bass. Paired with the Archon 50, which offers all the overdrive and gain of its 100 watt big brother in a more wieldy package, this is a pairing that will be sure to impress.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SE CUSTOM 7-STRING | LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARCHON 50
SE 277 & Archon 25
The SE 277 Baritone delivers strong, resonant growl that cuts through the mix thanks to its 27.7” scale length and Tone Furnace pickups. Push the envelope by pairing the 277 with the low wattage, all-tube tone of the Archon 25 (that features a half-power switch that takes it to a cool 13 watts).
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SE 277 BARITONE | LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARCHON 25
S2 Singlecut Standard Satin & 2-Channel Custom 50
The S2 Singlecut Standard Satin provides a strong punch in a stripped-down package. The super-thin satin nitro finish lets this axe scream with virtually nothing choking the wood or your tone. Add the versatility of the 2-Channel Custom 50 and unleash a tone that is bound by nothing.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE S2 SINGLECUT STANDARD SATIN | LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2 CHANNEL CUSTOM 50
CUSTOM SONIC BOOM
Custom 24 & Archon 100
The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS. Delivering extending high and low end – also offered with a Floyd Rose for dive-bombing fans or as a 22 fret model – this classic instrument is the pinnacle of rock and metal tone and playability and the patented tremolo system will keep you in tune through the gig and then some. Play it through the high-gain heavyweight Archon 100 (designed with 5 gain stage for super lush distortion), and you have a perfect match.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CUSTOM 24 | LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARCHON 100
DON’T FORGET THE BASS
The SE Kestrel is ready to inspire with its incredible sustain and crispy, distinct midrange bite. Featuring an alder body with maple/walnut neck through construction, 22 frets, and 34” scale (all for less than $800), this bass’s build quality and tone will deliver night after night.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SE KESTREL
PICK IT UP
\m/ Treble & Bass Pickups
Designed for heavier styles of music, PRS \m/ pickups feature ceramic magnets and treble and bass resistances of 15.7k and 8.5k respectively…these pickups are ready to deliver aggressive, articulate tone.