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BY Basket Case
#809396
So, the Rockshop cyber Monday deal makes that PRS purchase I've been dreaming of very tempting. Just wanting some advice from those who are more experienced with PRS than I am...

Is buying a higher end PRS without first playing it a risk, or are they all pretty consistent once you get into the $4-6000 range?
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BY opsguy
#809397
I have bought quite a few on-line from USA and been very pleased with all of them. From my experience a new "core" PRS should be flawless and if it isn't it has probably been adjusted etc once it left the factory. Good luck with the purchase!!
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BY Molly
#809398
It's the safest bet there is. No such thing as a bad PRS.

Where are you seeing these deals by the way? I don't see anything on their website.
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BY Basket Case
#809400
Molly wrote:It's the safest bet there is. No such thing as a bad PRS.

Where are you seeing these deals by the way? I don't see anything on their website.


If you're on the mail list you would have got a 15% off any purchase code. Plus free shipping.
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BY Molly
#809401
Basket Case wrote:
Molly wrote:It's the safest bet there is. No such thing as a bad PRS.

Where are you seeing these deals by the way? I don't see anything on their website.


If you're on the mail list you would have got a 15% off any purchase code. Plus free shipping.


Hmm. Will have to check the junk folder... Ta
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BY willow13
#809403
Molly wrote:It's the safest bet there is. No such thing as a bad PRS.



this ... although that does not mean you will like them. Every single one I have play has been top notch quality.....but I haven't "liked" any of them and I can't explain why :rofl:
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BY Molly
#809407
willow13 wrote:
Molly wrote:It's the safest bet there is. No such thing as a bad PRS.



this ... although that does not mean you will like them. Every single one I have play has been top notch quality.....but I haven't "liked" any of them and I can't explain why :rofl:


Possibly because nothing perfect is really interesting.

"There is no exquisite beauty that has not some strangeness in the proportion"

Or something like that.
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BY Basket Case
#809411
mrmofo wrote:I bet the people who don't like PRS have only played the 22 fretters.


What's special about the 24 fretters?
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BY mrmofo
#809413
I came to realise Pauls original design was the best. the 24 fretters sound better imo.
the 22 fretters contain all of the les desirable tones available from such a pretty instrument. I realised this when I heard a standard 24 against my old custom 22.
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BY Conway
#809415
opsguy wrote:I have bought quite a few on-line from USA and been very pleased with all of them. From my experience a new "core" PRS should be flawless and if it isn't it has probably been adjusted etc once it left the factory. Good luck with the purchase!!

Ditto. I've had 24 US core PRSs, not a dud among them.
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BY Conway
#809416
Basket Case wrote:
mrmofo wrote:I bet the people who don't like PRS have only played the 22 fretters.


What's special about the 24 fretters?

Nothing much - the neck pickup is a few millimetres closer to the bridge, making it slightly less bassy, as you'd expect. The 24 fretters also tend to be spec'ed with hotter pickups. Which is why I prefer the 22 fret models.
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BY Molly
#809418
Conway wrote:
Basket Case wrote:
mrmofo wrote:I bet the people who don't like PRS have only played the 22 fretters.


What's special about the 24 fretters?

Nothing much - the neck pickup is a few millimetres closer to the bridge, making it slightly less bassy, as you'd expect. The 24 fretters also tend to be spec'ed with hotter pickups. Which is why I prefer the 22 fret models.


And, a bit like an SG, it might mess with your muscle memory.

I'm not buying the 24 sound better than 22 stuff by the way. IMHO that sounds like something you might read on a forum. ;-)