Les Paul equivalent

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  1. Callawave

    Callawave New Member

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    More envy.
    I know the whole thing is a compromise but this will be my first foray into this brand after hearing some very good reports. If I could find the perfect guitar I wouldn't need the other seven I've got cluttering the house up. (Least, that's what the wife says)Cheers.
     
  2. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Repeat the real guitar players mantra to your wife. "One woman, many guitars". Tell her that's what those of us who play PRS guitars live by.
     
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  3. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    My SC245 with Bare Knuckles sounds and plays better than any LP I've ever come in contact with.

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  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Wow! Saweet! Lucky guy.
     
  5. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Thanks! It's a beautiful piece. Artist package with Ebony board too. It's everything I've ever wanted in a singlecut.

    I'm thinking about swapping the bridge, currently a Riff Raff, to a Mule to give it a little more of a balanced tone.
     
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  6. crocker

    crocker New Member

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    I always thought my SC58 got good vintage LP growl
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  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    For once, I don't feel like I'm going to get slapped for saying this...........nice pair!
     
  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Somewhere two women are heading your way @bodia :D:D
     
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  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    He hopes.
     
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  10. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    I thought the real guitar player's mantra to a wife was, "Look, I can turn the volume down so this is quiet. Where's that knob on you?"
     
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  11. Zack Matzanias

    Zack Matzanias New Member

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    My 594 is a fantastic LP replacement.
     
  12. Johan Allard

    Johan Allard New Member

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    I currently have a Mule set in my 594 Single Cut and it works really, really well. Thinking of trying Riff Raffs though for a bit more bite. One day I’m sure it’ll stop. One day. Maybe a weekend-free Sunday or when we have a day that doesn’t end in a “y” :)
     
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  13. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    The Riff Raff definitely adds more bite, I think for my personal playing and what I hear in my head when I pick up the SC245 I want the Mule in the bridge as well.
     
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  14. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    Shout out for the Core SC 250 made from 2007-2013 with the stock pickups. Really well voiced pickups once you get to know them and explore how they interact with the tone knobs and each other. Middle position is especially flexible. Really crisp articulation from the slightly longer scale, yet still slinky-feeling compared to a Strat. I am getting all the Paul tones I want from it. Seriously!
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  15. Callawave

    Callawave New Member

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    I thought it only fair to update you on my choice.
    I know I was after a Les Paul equivalent
    but after much mulling I have just taken delivery of a 2018 SE Tremonti Custom and after two hours noodling I'm chuffed to f#¥k with my choice.
    I'm not a pro and I don't gig, I just noodle for my own amusement and I use a Blackstar HT-5RS mini-stack. The two seem to complement each other very nicely. There was only one colour available (grey-black) and it is beautiful. As is the finish. Early days I know, but I love it!
    This is my first PRS but I know it won't be the last.
    Thank you all for taking the trouble to give me advice and I'm sure I'll have more questions to pick your brains with in the near future.
    Regards, Chris
     
  16. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    Good to hear Chris.
     
  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Awesome! Welcome to the slippery slope!
     
  18. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    Grats, Chris!
     
  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Well done, you’ll receive plenty of encouragement from some people on here to buy several more PRSi, you know who you are!! :D
     
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  20. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm aCk!!! Thbfftt!!! :P

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    Get the trem bar equipped PRS... Install an ESP Arming Adjuster. You can order them on eBay and I think Amazon now from Japan distributor. If adjusted properly, about the tone and feel of a stop tail on a PRS trem.

    I have them on all my tremolo equipped guitars!
     

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