Gibson vs. PRS

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  1. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Bing can sing but Walt disnae!
     
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  2. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    In all seriousness, since I got my Mccarty back from PTC I forgot what a LP was.

    With the mods I've done the only way to make it better would be a trem!

    Something else, it's funny how a guitar can make you play differently.
     
  3. DickBanks

    DickBanks New Member

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    For the price, PRS are just built better. But nothing sounds like a Les Paul, except a Les Paul, even if you have to do A LOT to set one up properly.
     
  4. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules I'm sailing

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    Yeah, I know you're a new guy, but that's been a thing around here for longer than I've even been here. People play a few PRS and want EVERYTHING to play like that. So they come in ask "what PRS sounds like a Less Pawl but plays and feels like a PRS?" or "What PRS sounds like a strat but plays and feels like a PRS."

    And it's only natural to want that quality, that feel and that playability in every guitar. I get that. I WANT that. I probably asked both of those questions here myself. Seems that at some point you get "pretty close" to those sounds with the right PRS, but not exactly.
     
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  5. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    Doctor? be [email protected]! Proper nitwit with delusions of adequacy more like.

    I've had a bellyful of these patronising pseudo authority figure wannabes.
     
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  6. KevinK

    KevinK New Member

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    Ive never liked how a LP plays. No ergonomics..
     
  7. bodia

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

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    Oh boy......
     
  8. DickBanks

    DickBanks New Member

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    True, my strats don't sound like my Tele, doesn't sound like my Les Paul, doesn't sound like my 335, doesn't sound like my PRS. God help me, I love 'em ALL!
     
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  9. DickBanks

    DickBanks New Member

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    True, body shaped like a brick. And until yesterday, I though that all that weight was needed to make the humbuckers really sing out. My new PRS has totally changed my attitude about that...
     
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  10. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Um....

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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    John Mayer sounds like a Strat?!
     
  12. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I would agree with you to a point. I think the core PRS instruments blow Gibson core away. However, the Historics that come out of the Gibby Custom Shop are well-built and are great guitars.

    I think you've played the wrong Les Pauls. R9s (especially beginning 2013+) play great and feel good, IMO.



    I know what forum I'm on, but there's no reason I can't like both, and be honest about it.
     
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  13. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    He does if you pluck him right.

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  14. Geo408

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    First off, I hate Les Paul’s. It’s like wearing a tree trunk around your neck. The average one weighs 9+ pounds, and the ergonomics actually cause orthopedic conditions in your neck, back, shoulder, and most importantly, your fretting hand and wrist. I haven’t even touched one since 1989..coincidently, when I obtained my 1st PRS. I used LP’s briefly, in the early 70’s, and they motivated me into modding a Strat in 1975, by putting a bucker in the bridge position...yes, with a chisel! Anyway, it got close enough to the sound I heard in my head, that I never played another LP, live. I have several PRSes, as well as a few Fenders, and my McCarty is indistinguishable from a LP, on tape. I have a t-top in the neck, and an original PAF in the bridge..yes, it’s cheating, but it sounds like the best LP, you’ve ever heard...and more importantly, plays like a PRS!
     
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  15. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Maybe you’re playing the wrong ones? I have quite a number, and mine average closer to 8 than 9 lbs. My newest is exactly 8 lbs. None are chambered. I also think the neck angle is very comfortable. I’m not a fan of “core” LPs, but the Custom Shop guitars are excellent.

    I also have a few PRSi, and love them all.
     
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  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Say what?!
     
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  17. Deli6505

    Deli6505 Rockin' the D!

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    Going back to the Disney thing, I am surprised the phrase "Hakunna Matata" never came up. As in, "whenever we have a PRS in our hands, HAKUNNA MATATA!"
     
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  18. DickBanks

    DickBanks New Member

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    The PRS S2 Custom 24 (which is the only PRS I know anything about) may actually be more comfortable to play than my two strats, and I didn't EVER think I'd say that about any guitar.
    I do find that in some situations, my very heavy Les Paul (10 lbs, 8 oz) is the go-to guitar, for hitting that LP sound. But who knows what the PRS would sound like with 57 Classics?
    I'll never know, because my PRS with the pickups it has produces a sound that the Les Paul can't.
     
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  19. Shay.Music

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    Damn skippy...pro bono even!
     
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