PRS and Gear Lust

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  1. Vinker202

    Vinker202 New Member

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    Are PRS guitars fueling the gear lust for you?
    Do you think you can get a better tone with that one next thing you will buy?
    My wife just set me a monthly allowance and I already burned through 3 years of it :) Albeit on 3 year payment plan...well, just wanted to get your thoughts on controlling new amp/pedal/guitar purchases. Thanks
     
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  2. sergiodeblanc

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

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    PRS guitars are the only things that fuel my gear lust. They’re like, fancy necklaces that make sound.
     
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  3. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    No. Dont need another right now.
    Better tone? Maybe. Never can be sure until it gets played.

    FWIW,
    I did celebrate a NGD this month, and posted it up at every guitar forum; except for the one where I felt it would be unwelcome.
     
  4. Malloc

    Malloc New Member

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    PRS guitars are some of the few physical possessions that cause me to lust after more. They’re playable art and the worst part is PRS keeps making them better and more GAS worthy.
     
  5. drjenkins

    drjenkins I Don't know what to put here...

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    Yep, they are the main gear lust that I have. Always looking to get better tones, but a lot of that end has been me trying to be a better player.
     
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  6. Kdogg788

    Kdogg788 New Member

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    In terms of pure "tone" it doesn't make that much difference, and that word is SO SO subjective, because it's all opinion and the way people interpret sound. I haven't had the opportunity to play many high end PRS, but for me, the differences between the lines were not that great once you get out of the SE Standards. Not all PRS' are for doctors and corksniffers, but they are pretty much all good. You really cannot go wrong with 95% of them out there, SE Custom and above.

    -k
     
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I told Mrs that they are jewelry for boys. She accepted that and has acted accordingly.
     
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  8. Vinker202

    Vinker202 New Member

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    I think its a case of some sort of cognitive failure...I get high from jamming and playing guitar, and I think somehow with more gear and better instruments it can be even better. It's kind of like drug. I just haven't reached that point where I say this is the tone I will get and that's it. Its too much fun. My wife doesn't understand it, why do I keep changing equipment, this quest for gear is like entertaining. :) I just hope I don't go bankrupt soon, GC is having used gear on 36 months it was like wow, its time for a new amp. :)
     
  9. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    Once I got to the place where I realized I had every guitar and amp tonal capability that I would ever need or want, I then began acquiring and accumulating multiples of the same thing over and over.
    I like Custom 24's, now I have 4 of them.
    I like McCarty 594's, now I have 4 of them. (basically... I count my SC245 as a 594 because it is VERY close to being one.)
    I like amps made by PRS and MESA, so now I have many of them, as well as a token Marshall stack just to be able to say that I have one.
    I still have the "Gear Acquisition Syndrome" addiction but now I've gotta go day to day, dealing with it by telling myself that I don't want or need any more guitars, 12 step program style.
     
  10. bodia

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

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    The slope is slippery. Come, join the rest of us at the bottom!
     
  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I don’t think either of us are at the bottom yet.
     
  12. gush

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

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    I'm always tempted with things that MIGHT make all the difference in the world.

    On a different thread I had asked if the brass spring claws made any difference and nobody responded. I'm kind of thankful for that!
     
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  13. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    My condolences.
     
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  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Once you reach a certain point, new gear doesn’t necessarily make you sound better, just different.

    But it’s those differences that are so interesting to explore that make the whole gear thing pleasurable.
     
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  15. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    This is a good one...Better Tone, probably not, honestly. (remember: basement dweller here)…
    I think I sound pretty much the same on all of 'em.

    Also: (See Les and Hangar18 above.) PRS is def the first thing I search when hitting the web sites.
    They are Fun, Rewarding, and the next piece might inspire me to approach something in a "different" way.

    I have a very addictive personality...PRS Guitars...Spector and PRS basses, DR Z amps...
    and when searching the sites, inevitably, one of those rears its ugly head at a good price!!!
    Convincing myself I need it is never too difficult.

    Long Live G.A.S.
     
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  16. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Just remember that with Gear Lust... you're just one auto-correct away from becoming a Gear Slut . :D
     
  17. gush

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

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    Ha ha....guitar god/guitar dog!!!
     
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  18. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    I can certainly tell time with mine. Put one on...its time to rock!
     
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  19. mark cassidy

    mark cassidy New Member

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    I believe that Mr. PRS is a very crafty character, in as much as he builds something so pretty that people are gonna be seduced no matter what. Who wouldn't want one of those gorgeous 10-tops sitting in their den? On the other hand, the quality of the build is more - way more - than sufficient to justify the purchase. Is 4Gs excessive? Absolutely. But compared to some of the LPs I see on the 'other' site? Not even close. Does every noodler on the planet need something so expensive? Probably not, but life is short and cruel and often times incredibly sad. It can also be incredibly beautiful (as long as we stand against the clownish climate deniers amongst us!!!) and I have no issue with paying Mr. PRS to own a piece of the beauty he has added to my world.
     
  20. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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