#1
Hi guys, I've had a Mexican strat for the last couple of years but i'm looking to get into something new. I have an eclectic playing taste so I'm looking to see which one (Gibson sg or a prs) is more versitable and is good with playing mainly indie/ experiemental/ pop-punk type music but can also do metal/ hardcore (good with triplets etc.)

To give you a little taste, like this:
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#2
I may be biased but........ PRS !!!!
Custom 24 very versatile.
GUITARS:
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AMPS:
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#3
Definitely the PRS.

What amp do you currently have? Since that will have a dramatic effect on the sound you are trying to achieve.
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#4
DEF the prs.

Like what the guy said above Custom 24 is the ultimate.
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#6
PRS for versatility. Although the gibsons have a sound all their own...
#7
I have a Faded SG, and the build quality is fantastic. It's fun as hell to play, and I love the sound of it. I've played a few PRSs, but personally I'd stick with the SG. I can get some great tones out of it, from the fatness of the neck pup to the crisp highs of the bridge. Play them both, and see what you like. I'm more of a heavy sounding guy, the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, so see what fits you.
#8
I suggest you try them both back to back through your gear and choose whichever you prefer.

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#9
I actually just sold my amp but I'm probably going to get a line 6. What type of prs would you guys recommend? I'm shooting for under a grand
#10
PRS, you'll be glad in the end. It works for metal (I've got mine in c# standard to play BTBAM) and it works SO DAMN WELL for blues, jazz, rock...trust me, you will not regret a PRS.

On a side note for Gibson, you might wanna check out an LP Studio, those are some seriously well made and GREAT sounding rock/metal guitars. If you're playing Mastodon type metal, Gibson might be the way to go
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#11
Quote by boratian
PRS, you'll be glad in the end. It works for metal (I've got mine in c# standard to play BTBAM) and it works SO DAMN WELL for blues, jazz, rock...trust me, you will not regret a PRS.

On a side note for Gibson, you might wanna check out an LP Studio, those are some seriously well made and GREAT sounding rock/metal guitars. If you're playing Mastodon type metal, Gibson might be the way to go


Perfect because BTBAM is EXACTLY the style i'm looking for, especially their more experimental/ atmospheric side as well as blending in heavier riffs and whatnot
#12
So yourself a favor and dont get a Line 6...jus dont..
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This is maybe the worst comparison in the history of comparisons.
#13
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I actually just sold my amp but I'm probably going to get a line 6. What type of prs would you guys recommend? I'm shooting for under a grand


To be honest, I recommend that you invest more into an amp rather than a guitar.
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#14
Brand fanboyism at its finest (read: worst) in this thread....

Guys, TS named one line of Gibson guitars against a brand of guitars. A Gibson SG would be better for him than a PRS McCarty Soapbar.

None of you have asked him what his budget is, how much he wants to spend on his amp, etc. C'mon.... PRS guitars tend to be far more expensive than SGs.

TS, what's your budget? Do you gig? What are you using this guitar for (not asking about genre)? Because honestly, to sound like him, Ibanez and/or PRS are your best bet. But since he uses Mesa Boogies almost exclusively, unless you have enough money for that and a PRS, Ibanez and Mesa Boogie are definitely better for achieving that sound than PRS and a shitty Line 6. Remember, amp constitues much more of your tone than the guitar.
#17
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PRS is not a guitar, it's a brand.


Even if so, his comparison is false aswell.
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#19
Quote by trueamerican
Brand fanboyism at its finest (read: worst) in this thread....

Guys, TS named one line of Gibson guitars against a brand of guitars. A Gibson SG would be better for him than a PRS McCarty Soapbar.

None of you have asked him what his budget is, how much he wants to spend on his amp, etc. C'mon.... PRS guitars tend to be far more expensive than SGs.

TS, what's your budget? Do you gig? What are you using this guitar for (not asking about genre)? Because honestly, to sound like him, Ibanez and/or PRS are your best bet. But since he uses Mesa Boogies almost exclusively, unless you have enough money for that and a PRS, Ibanez and Mesa Boogie are definitely better for achieving that sound than PRS and a shitty Line 6. Remember, amp constitues much more of your tone than the guitar.


Not all Line 6 amps are shitty. The TS hasn't actually said he's getting a Spider. He could just want versatility and so is going for a high-end Line 6.

Aside from that point however, I agree with your questions - we need to know budget, location, style, gigging etc.?
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#20
The SG is mostly rock-and-roll oriented, but can be used for other things as well.
The PRS, assuming a Custom 24 (SE or standard) is meant, will sound a little more versatile, but still mostly oriented toward one thing - in this case, metal.

Really it's about preference and budget - a Custom 24 (non-SE) is going to cost two to three times as much as a Gibson SG Standard. The SE version of the Custom 24, which is Japan-made I think, will set you back slightly less than a Gibson SG Special Heritage.

PS. Yes, Line 6 Spider amps are crap. The fact that he's considering 2 quite expensive guitars implies he's not going to look at those, though.
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#21
Quote by negrodamus
Perfect because BTBAM is EXACTLY the style i'm looking for, especially their more experimental/ atmospheric side as well as blending in heavier riffs and whatnot


As everyone else said, PRS is a brand so to cut to the chase, you'll want to be looking at either a PRS Custom 22 or 24 depending on your preference. There's SE models, Student Edition (AKA cheaper) and standard ones, which can run you $2000-$3000
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#22
Quote by Don't Panic Ok?
I suggest you try them both back to back through your gear and choose whichever you prefer.

this is the only way to choose a guitar properly. otherwise you really don't know what you're getting until you've got it, and it's a bit of a gamble.

although i must say, PRS under a grand?

if you were comparing more high end guitars i'd definitely say you'll get better quality from PRS (assuming quality is not dependant on the particular model) but in the lower price ranges, you've only really got the PRS SE series which are nice, but can't really stand up to a gibson, quality-wise.

but it's up to you - you try some guitars and decide which you like best for yourself - that's the only way you can possibly know you're getting the best guitar for you. and remember, personal preference doesn't necessarily take quality into account.

everyone else is just going to shout out which they'd go for, which means nothing to you.
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#24
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I may be biased but........ PRS !!!!
Custom 24 very versatile.


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#25
I'd try them both.

Thing with PRS is they're versatile to do anything but only to an average level, whereas the SG is more skewed, with it being amazing for stuff like rock, but less adequate for other styles.

The best thing to do is try both out.
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#26
Try them both and see what feels right, then swap in a set of pickups suited for your style if you don't like the stock sound. Both guitars feel very different. Get what feels comfortable in your hands. I personally love PRS but perhaps the SG will fit you better. Both I think are very versatile and able to fit the sound you're looking for.
#27
Definitely trying to aim for under a grand, and metal isn't my main genre however i'd like to be able to play it if need be. Mainly soloing in a clean fashion (no distortion) and good with whammy's and whatnot
#28
Wow so much fail here.

Finding a good prs CE, not an SE, a CE would be up there in quality with the Gibson. And a lot more versatile.

But it really comes down to feel.

Neck radii differ, scale length a little but not much.

I'd say play a bunch and see which one picks you.

PRS CE guitars are discontinued, but can be found used all over, and sell for $900-1100 regularly.
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#29
How about a PRS Mira? That might be right up your alley. You can get one for about the same as an SG Standard. SO much better built than lower-end PRS models (which aren't BAD but could be a lot better). They can do pretty much anything (including hardcore) but are particularly excellent for the indie/experimental stuff. They have a less "honk-y" sound than the SGs do in my experience.
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#30
Quote by Blompcube
this is the only way to choose a guitar properly. otherwise you really don't know what you're getting until you've got it, and it's a bit of a gamble.

although i must say, PRS under a grand?

if you were comparing more high end guitars i'd definitely say you'll get better quality from PRS (assuming quality is not dependant on the particular model) but in the lower price ranges, you've only really got the PRS SE series which are nice, but can't really stand up to a gibson, quality-wise.

but it's up to you - you try some guitars and decide which you like best for yourself - that's the only way you can possibly know you're getting the best guitar for you. and remember, personal preference doesn't necessarily take quality into account.

everyone else is just going to shout out which they'd go for, which means nothing to you.


It's more likely than you would think, Flame topped CE models regularly hang around the £800 mark and the Customs are usually just above or below the £1000 mark.

My CE24 only cost me £670.
#31
Quote by PsiGuy60
The PRS, assuming a Custom 24 (SE or standard) is meant, will sound a little more versatile, but still mostly oriented toward one thing - in this case, metal.


Stopped reading here

TS, a CE is an absolutely amazing guitar, I love mine absolutely. SG's are great too but they're less versatile and I don't feel particularly safe playing them (poor balance, neck joint etc)
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#32
Add another to the resounding cheer for PRS.
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#33
Quote by negrodamus
Perfect because BTBAM is EXACTLY the style i'm looking for, especially their more experimental/ atmospheric side as well as blending in heavier riffs and whatnot


Missed this earlier but i believe that both Paul's and Dustie's PRSes have had the pickups switched to D-Activators.
#34
Quote by Terrible-Lie
It's more likely than you would think, Flame topped CE models regularly hang around the £800 mark and the Customs are usually just above or below the £1000 mark.

My CE24 only cost me £670.

yeah, good point, though i assume he means a grand in US dollars
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#35
Quote by Blompcube
yeah, good point, though i assume he means a grand in US dollars


There are still a nice few on eBay for the $1200/$1300 mark, if he lucky he could snag a nice maple topped CE for around $1100.
#36
^ good call on the mira up there.

or a used starla, that's another option if you want a set neck, mahogany body type. plus it haz teh coil tapz for the versatility.

i still think you need to try them though. some people love the flatter radius of the gibsons. some people don't notice a difference, etc.
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#37
PRS. between the burried and me. 'nuff said.
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