NGD - 2017 PRS Vela

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  1. ibanezfan1

    ibanezfan1 New Member

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    Just traded my 2012 American Standard Strat for PRS #2.

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    Thanks for looking - Bodie

    1997 PRS CE24
    2017 PRS Vela
    2011 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe
    2013 Gibson SGJ
    1992 Ibanez RG-550DY
    '62 Warmoth Tele
    2003 Carvin Bolt-T
    2003 Alvarez AC/EL

    Carvin Legacy 1/2 stack
     
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  2. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Nice pair! Dig the Egyptian Gold...you got yourself a Blue and Gold Banquet going there;)
     
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  3. ibanezfan1

    ibanezfan1 New Member

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    Thanks!!! I was told the color is Champagne Gold - not sure ?? Thanks again!!!!
     
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  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Bangin’!

    Yeah, that’s champagne gold. Love it.
     
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  5. ieso

    ieso New Member

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    cool. love my vela
     
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  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Gold is good.
    Nice Vela.
     
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  7. bodia

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

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    Good choice! Looks sweet! Only 6 more to go :D
     
  8. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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    Gold is my least favorite color for just about everything...but that Vela is HOT!

    It looks amazing, and pairs well with your Blue Beast.

    Well played.

    What's your next one gonna be?!?!?!? :)
     
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  9. ibanezfan1

    ibanezfan1 New Member

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    Thanks!!!! I agree - gold is not my preferred color either and this one kinda just fell in my lap for the trade, so I took it :) :) And the color has kinda grown on me too.

    This guitar has a really cool vintage vibe to it. I really won't be able to test it out until next Thursday (band practice) as my half-stack is at the band room. So we'll see. I know this will sound crazy, but this guitar (to me) screams for that Tube Screamer boost sound. I do not use any distortion pedals on my board, but may be inclined to add one for this baby. But again, we'll see how she sounds through the Legacy rig Thurs.

    Next - ???? I would love a Mcarty somewhere down the road.....Bodie
     
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  10. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    The Vela is a fantastic model! Add the rad color and, man...congrats!
     
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  11. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I’d rock that all day long. Nice score!
     
  12. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Very cool! And gold just works on the Vela.
     
  13. dcm_guitar

    dcm_guitar New Member

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    Oh, you're going to LOVE it. I bought a Vela and simply can not pout it down. Everything about that guitar feels right. I play the Vela more than my AP HBII.

    It's like a Tele / SG love child
     
  14. jjhookemup

    jjhookemup Gearoholic

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    Very nice! They’re very unique looking guitars...never tried one...like to one day.
     
  15. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Nice score! I seem to be drawn to the Vela for some reason. I've never played one but if they would put a prs trem on it I'd be in trouble.
     
  16. ibanezfan1

    ibanezfan1 New Member

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    Thanks to everyone for your replies!!!!! Great group of people here for sure :)

    We'll I had my first practice Thurs with the Vela (and brought the CE too).

    First impressions - amazing playing guitar. I was able to get the action very low/comfortable with no fret buzz and the intonation is spot on. Finish - immaculate. I was worried about the painted/gloss neck, but no issues there - at least from the first practice.

    Our band plays everything from hard rock to contemporary/ballad type songs. There is nothing that my CE cannot handle in that spectrum, but wanted another PRS that would be a great backup guitar. The Vela is unlike any of my other guitars - definitely has a voice of it's own. Sorta fits in between my SG & Tele.

    If I had to pick an album/band that this guitar nails the tone of - Black Crowes 'Southern Harmony and Musical Companion" comes to my mind. It does sound really, really good through my Legacy 1/2 stack - even came up with a new original song Thurs night with the Vela!!!

    I do think I'm going to need a pedal added, just to add just a little "umph" for solo's. Looking at the Wample Tumnus right now.

    Can't wait til the next practice to try 'em together. Thanks again everyone!!! - Bodie

    1997 PRS CE24
    2017 PRS Vela
    2011 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe
    2013 Gibson SGJ
    1992 Ibanez RG-550DY
    '62 Warmoth Tele
    2003 Carvin Bolt-T
    2003 Alvarez AC/EL

    Carvin Legacy 1/2 stack
     
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  17. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    As a user of a Klon KTR with my Vela, I think you’ll like the Tumnus. It’s still dependent on the amp, but I really like it with my rig.
     
  18. Atomic

    Atomic Who Dat

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  19. IOI

    IOI New Member

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    Whatever you do DON'T look at the S2 Studio!




    I told you not to!
     
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