Piezo on PRS Guitars and Impulses

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  1. The Prophet

    The Prophet New Member

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    Hi all, my name is Greg - new to this forum, but I'm a long time PRS player - nearly 20 years of custom 22's (5 in the live locker and 2 under the bed!).

    Simply the best guitars made.

    Very recently, after playing a friends old Parker Fly (not my style - but actually pretty awesome!) I have become very interested in guitars with a piezo - I have never looked at any model line except the CU22 after falling in love with my first - and wondered what your experiences have been using guitars like the P22 with acoustic response impulses in a studio or live setting.

    Thanks for any insight you can share - Greg
     
  2. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r New Member

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    Don't have direct experience with a PRS piezo and acoustic IR's but I use acoustic IR's every time I play an acoustic live. The only problem is if another person is playing acoustic and not using IR's, they don't sound so good anymore.

    Can't imagine it would really be too much different with piezo solid body.
     
  3. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    I use my 2 piezo equipped PRS solidbodies with a Line 6 Helix to provide effects and switching for the magnetic signal into my Mesa MK V, and to process the piezos through 3 Sigma acoustic IR's (mostly the Martin D-45 model) separately into the P.A. system. This setup sounds the closest to a real acoustic of anything I've yet tried on a solidbody, and only the thin strings and unwound G string compromise the tone a bit the harder you play.
     
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  4. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs

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    Which "they?"
     
  5. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r New Member

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    Antecedent being another playing piezo only.

    Using acoustic IR's makes you sound so good anyone you share a stage with not using one will sound not-so-great.
     
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  6. Johan Allard

    Johan Allard New Member

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    I have a P245 with Piezo and modified my Sig Ltd with a Ghost Piezo. I play through my Fractal AX8 and an Acoustic IR. Sounds great.
     
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  7. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    I use my P22 with a Helix and some acoustic IRs. I loved it so much I sold my acoustic/electric and ONLY use the P22 now. I still have a "regular" acoustic for strumming and whatnot....
     
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  8. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 ...a TWISTED SISTER pin?!

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    HB II is worth consideration. Case in point......
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  10. Callan

    Callan New Member

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    Please share IR's here :)
    I'm an ax8 + HBii user and it wouldwou good to get a better acoustic sound
     
  11. bodia

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

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    I would do dirty things to this axe
     
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  12. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs

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    What IR's are you guys using that sound so good? I'd love to try a couple.
     
  13. beas

    beas I Don't Re-Member

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    I am using a P22 and SCHB through a Line 6 Helix and an FRFR setup. I have a set of patches with 2 paths--one for the mag pickups and another for the piezo on each guitar. I use acoustic guitar IRs on the piezo paths and love the outcome. It takes a bit of effort to get the tone I am looking for, but it is worth it. I love blending the mags and piezo by just using the 2 paths in the Helix.
     
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  14. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs

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    I actually looked into this on the AmpliFire, but it can't do dual paths with completely separate signal chains. I considered adding a AF6 to my AF3... but that might be overkill. Still, no bigger than a Helix. Probably smaller, and cheaper to add a whole new AF6 than to replace with Helix.
     
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    beas I Don't Re-Member

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  16. jak3af3r

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    These are exactly the same ones I use. I tend to gravitate towards the D28 but use the 314 on occasion. I have a J45 and it's so close I can't hear a difference if I'm running it through my studio monitors.
     

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