Congrats on the new guitar! I don’t have that model, but do have three PRS hollow body guitars. I think you’ll find that any amp or modeler you like with other guitars will suit your new baby just fine. They’re not difficult to get good sounds from, and not as susceptible to feedback as most hollow or semi-hollow guitars. Good luck!Just picked up a PRS SE Hollowbody Standard. Any Amp suggestions?
Was plugged into a Mesa Boogie California Tweed 6V6 4:40 at the shop when I bought it and that sounded great! Can’t afford the $2K behind the Hollowbody purchase though. It actually sounds OK through my Fender Acoustisonic 15 so that will do for now.Nice choice!
Buy the best amp you can afford, plug in and rock out!
I’ve got a California Tweed and can attest to it making every guitar sound sweet. Drop those Father’s Day hints!Was plugged into a Mesa Boogie California Tweed 6V6 4:40 at the shop when I bought it and that sounded great! Can’t afford the $2K behind the Hollowbody purchase though. It actually sounds OK through my Fender Acoustisonic 15 so that will do for now.
Maybe a Fathers Day gift!
Sounds very nice - but also very solid state, especially the transients. This isn't a criticism - it's just an observation.If you are not opposed to solid-state, take a look a Quilter Aviator Cub. A lot of former vintage and reissue Fender combo amp users have switched using a Quilter Aviator Cub. It is $650.00, weighs around 20lbs, and there are no tubes to fail or replace. If you have ever heard of QSC power amps, QSC is Quilter Sound Company.
Sounds very nice - but also very solid state, especially the transients. This isn't a criticism - it's just an observation.
I did notice that it has a nice resonance, and brings out the tone of the guitar well; as with many high quality, clean SS amps, you hear the guitar more than the amp, and that can be a good thing, depending on what you're after.
One way I can put the difference into words is to say that most tube models sound more liquid and have greater elasticity/bounce. This amp has that stiffer SS vibe. You can hear it when he hits a note harder and leans into it. The timbre doesn't change much, it just gets louder. One great thing about a tube amp is that as you lean into it, the timbre and vibe of the amp changes - obviously that's mainly distortion of various kinds, but it's cool to have that!
I realize these words mean different things to different people, but that's my take on it.
I should also mention that one of my favorite guitar tones - the Cure's 'Seventeen Seconds' album - was recorded with a solid state Roland Jazz Chorus amp. But it's all about the music, the context, and what you like to play through.
Whatever works for the player and the music, works. But we're all different. I think a player investing in a SS amp like this one is making a choice for a certain set of tones. Wouldn't be my choice, but might be a perfectly fine choice for a different kind of player.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Perhaps you're aware that I create contemporary soundtracks for commercials for national brands, right?Les, I mean no disrespect, but you appear to be stuck in mid-sixties to mid-seventies guitar tone mode.
Good thread question and responses! I just got the PRS HB II a few days ago and it sure has a different sound than my solidbody guitars. I have a Supro Delta king 12, 15w amp and a vintage 68 Princeton reverb. I haven't quite found the sound yet for the HB II on the Supro, so thinking I will see if I can dial it in on the Princeton and play the solidbodys through the Supro. I have an ABY pedal that will make it easy to switch back and forth depending on the guitar. My other two are solidbody SE Custom 24-08 and an S2 McCarty 594 double cut.Just picked up a PRS SE Hollowbody Standard. Any Amp suggestions?