S2 squared = Awesome!!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by markd21, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. pauloqs

    pauloqs PRS McCarty

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    Everyone needs a Mira.
     
  2. bodia

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

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    Love what you did to the Vela! That mint guard looks cool, and I really dig the look of the chicken heads with that finish.
     
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  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Great guitars (and your Vela mods are tasty!), great amps, great pics. 3 greats in one post!
     
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  4. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Awww yeah!!
     
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    And here I thought I was the only one doing that.
     
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  6. pauloqs

    pauloqs PRS McCarty

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    Some interesting older videos, yet still very informative.








    Also, Mira and Vela are amazing guitars and and least one of them should be in everyone's arsenal. You need an enabler, man, you come to the right place.
     
  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    :)
     
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  8. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    Congratulations! Those guitars are so beautiful that it hurts! I love that Studio!
     
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  9. jvin248

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    Do you have that on a schematic yet? Is the factory guitar switch built different than a Fender Strat-type?
    One I know you can do on a regular Strat 5-way is swap the middle and neck pickups at the switch lugs for essentially a 3-way with two more middle options.

    .Bridge
    .B+N
    .Neck
    N+M
    Middle

    Or swap the bridge and middle for

    Middle
    B+M
    .Bridge
    .B+N
    .Neck

    Otherwise I think you may be into one of the big '5-way super switch' setups.

    .
     
  10. CSurieux

    CSurieux New Member

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    2 great guitars : Studio and Vela.
    I recently bought a Studio and really appreciate its personality.
    I would also be interested by a S2 singlecut custom, may be next year if I can save the money...
    The videos provided by @paulogs are very instructive, even if President Jack speaks a little low ;).
    The neck building process is very interesting, I thing the neck is a great part of a guitar.
    When I opened my Studio to check the wiring I discovered high quality work.... but behind the pickguard it was not as clean as on the videos ;) , they had left plenty of dust, not very cool.
    I read somewhere that for building the Studio, PRS temporarily hired employees, just for this task, is it true ?
     
  11. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Hyperbole
     
  12. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Nice! Two is always better than one.
     
  13. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Congrats! I've been a Vela fanboi since early on... still say it's the most unique PRS model ever.
    I recently acquired an S2 standard 22 that I'm really diggin' on... Like you, I actually prefer playing the S2 models over my core guitars.
     
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  14. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Thanks. I work REALLY hard on the pictures. That photo session took 4 hours. I rearranged the room and lighting multiple times. I took 77 pictures total, but those are the best of the lot.
     
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  15. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    The effort really shows - very much pro grade glamour shots! :)
     
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  16. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    I have some sweet Core guitars, and they drip with tone - but I find I get more "attitude" from the S2s. It's probably imaginary, but I play with much more gusto on an S2. I dig in harder. With my Core guitars I tend to play with more finesse. Usually when I doing sessions, I'll use an S2 for rhythm and a Core for lead and melodic parts.
     
  17. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Yeah, totally. The funny thing is that I am finding I am acquiring more PRS' with single coils. As I am getting older, I am digging single coil tones more. It's why I HAD to get another Paul's Guitar. While I have the Brent Mason, the Paul's is just different enough to justify having it. I still LOVE my 57/08 loaded axes, but as the gain reduces with age, I am finding singles to be more colorful and responsive.
     
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    markd21 New Member

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    I get what you are saying about "value", but the S2 series is really more than just value. I am blessed enough to have the S2's in rotation with Limited Edition, Wood Library, and Artist Package guitar. The S2 really does bring a real rock-n-roll vibe to the PRS line - especially the Standard. The all mahogany construction with the pickguards really make them stand apart from the rest of the line visually and tonally.
     
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