5 days ago I'd never played a PRS before, today I bought one...

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  1. 13thSpider

    13thSpider New Member

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    I'd never played a PRS before but anytime I'd seen them on YouTube etc I always thought they seemed a bit 'meh'. Not very exciting in terms of tone or appeal.

    My father in law brought down his PRS SE 245 this evening to let me try it (comparing it to my Epiphone Les Paul) and I have to say I am all turned round on the subject!

    Playing through my little Blackstar HTR-1 it produced a rather fantastic sound, and the guitar just felt great. I've never 'clicked' with another guitar the way I did with this one and I was genuinely surprised.

    It just goes to show that all the comparison videos in the world don't mean anything without actually playing said guitar! I love the grunt that my Les Paul gives, but the PRS had much more 'space' tonally, for want of a better expression.

    So today I purchased a used(but mint) 2011 SE Custom 24 from a FB guitar group. It'll be a few days before it arrive and to say I'm excited is an understatement.

    The Epiphone will have to go ( currently I'm a one guitar guy due to both space and finances) but I honestly don't think I'm really going to miss it!
     
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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    And so it begins.
    Welcome to the forum.
     
  3. bodia

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

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    Atta boy! Welcome to the Forum, and congrats on your first. We've all been there!
     
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  4. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    Yes a different world to be explored for sure. Enjoy it!
     
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  5. BeerBatteredPhish

    BeerBatteredPhish New Member

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    I started with a SE Zach Myers,then got a DGT, now I have Special Custom 22 Semi Hollow on order. PRS is just on another level.

    Play your new baby in good health.
     
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  6. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

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    congratulations on the new PRS. You are going to love it.

    You say that you are a one guitar guy but give us time:D:rolleyes:
     
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  7. Mozzi

    Mozzi New Member

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    PRS Guitars are addictive... They look, sound and play so great that you will want another - maybe a CU22 to go with the CU24 and then maybe a Tremonti.... :D
     
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  8. JustRob

    JustRob Just a member

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    Congrats and welcome to the forum!

    One guitar guy?:confused: I've never heard of such a thing. Give it time...:)
     
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  9. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I agree with everything everyone’s said. It’s great to be a PRS player. :)
     
  10. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    You have been assimilated...resistance is futile. :cool:
     
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  11. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Is It A Bird ! Is It A Plane ! Nah It's Only Me!!!

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    Welcome to the Forum and Congrats.
    There's no substitute for class.
    Enjoy and prepare to be addicted.!!!
     
  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    Congrats! All other guitars are trash.
     
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  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Hey new forum brother, welcome to the Thunderdome!

    You’ve probably gathered that these degenerates won’t allow you to stop at just one guitar!

    Enjoy the heck out of your new axe!
     
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    You’re infected!!! Congrats!
     

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