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Old 05-30-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Best prs for hard rock and metal?

I've played multiple prs guitars and love them. I plan on purchasing either a custom 24 or tremonti signature. Which prs is most likely the best for hard rock, heavy metal, and some grunge. If also like for it to produce nice cleans as well. In America.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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I think you can make most of the PRS line play rock and metal. I own a PRS SE245, and I changed out the bridge pickup for a seymour duncan distortion, and I kid you not, it's one of the heaviest sounded guitars I've ever heard in my life. Of course your amp and pedals will play a factor into a rock/metal sound, but I think PRS are pretty all round guitars. Adam D from killswitch uses a PRS 22/24 (not sure which). I think any of them will do just fine. Save maybe the semi-hollow ones.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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Are you talking about PRSs or SEs?

The Torero is designed for metal, but if you're looking at PRSs then you might not want to bother with it.

Any of them will work as long as they have at least a bridge humbucker though... just like most guitars... your question is more of an amp question than a guitar question TBH.
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I'll assume you're talking about an American PRS and not an SE.

For a metal focus that can do rock, Tremoniti. For a rock focus that can do metal, Custom 24.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:13 PM   #5
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I'll assume you're talking about an American PRS and not an SE.

For a metal focus that can do rock, Tremoniti. For a rock focus that can do metal, Custom 24.


Yes I'm talking about the American made prs. So either one should work right?
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:35 PM   #6
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Yeah.

Either could do, and both will handle cleans. Tremontis have their own special pickups that I imagine are voiced fairly modern.

For the Custom 24, they load them with different pickups sometimes. They have their more modern HFS pickups, and they have their PAF replicas (57/08s, 59/09s, 53/10s) which might not have the greatest voicing for metal.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:02 PM   #7
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I suppose the Tremonti "fits" the best. However I would look for several samples of both as well as playing both to determine. Its good to get opinions and get general labels for sounds but the most important test is what sound/feel YOU prefer for what you want.
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I think PRS guitars can do anything except really clean funk, and that cranky Stratocaster blues-tone. But furthermore you can get anything out of that delicious pieces of wood...
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:50 AM   #10
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Tremonte or old custom 24 do it best imo as well.

but any of them will with the right amp.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:40 AM   #11
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I'd say just get a Custom 24 and swap the pickups.
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Get a Custom 24. Awsome guitars.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:02 AM   #13
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I have an older PRS CE22 and it works just fine for heavy styles. I actually like the Dragon II pickups it came with. They also clean up really nice.
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