#1
are there any PRS' out there at a decent price, which have a tremolo? I just played a friends PRS Mcarty (sp?) and it is the nicest thing i've ever played IMO.
#2
PRS Standards and Customs come with trem bridges. They start at around $2,000.
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#3
Check out ebay, good stuff on their sometimes. My brother baught a PRS about a month ago, for only 450$ CDN. And the thing is decent, perfect shape, good feel, good sound. And he took it to a shop around here to get a quote on how much it would be to buy from a retialer, and the guy said it would be about 1200$. So just look around theirs plenty of deals. My bro buys a PRS and get his one of a kind Lado Hawk series which is a Dean. So I got the good side of the bargain, although I paid for it, but yea, look around for deals.
#4
^^^ It was probably an SE, which compares in no way to a McCarty. If it was an actual USA-built PRS, then either it's crap or the seller was an idiot. But I agree with your general point. Used instruments are great investments.
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#5
if those are too pricey look into their SE collection. same guitar but made cheaper.
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#6
I own both a PRS SE Soapbar and a PRS Standard 24. They're not even close to being the same guitar. What an ignorant statement that is.
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#7
^^^ but is it a decent guitar? for the money anyway?
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#8
The SEs are finished well, play well (if you like that neck shape -- it's a little wider, more uniform than the wide-thin neck of the USA PRS's), and the soapbars sound great. The stock pickups in the other SEs kind of suck, but that's an easy change. The only complaint I have about the SE Soapbar II is that the stop tailpiece SUCKS. I hate bridges without individual saddle adjustments.
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#9
grrr, because i want something with the sound and feel of a PRS but at like £450 WITH tremolo. Hard request i know.
#10
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#11
PRS SE with a trem will run you about that much. You can own a pair of McCarty pickups for about an extra $260.
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#13
Yeah, I ordered a set for my Standard 24. I went through my local guitar shop, who then contacted PRS directly. Nice chrome covers, too USA-made PRS have some of the best stock pickups you can get.
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#14
as for the stock pups, will they beat the stocks on a Yamaha RGXA2. That's what i'm playing right now, and i'm just looking for a little more tone.
#15
They're a little dry to me, but then again I have acquired high standards over the years. They'll be an upgrade over your Yamaha, most likely. What kind of music are you playing?
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#17
Hmm...ever tried soapbars? I think the SE Soapbar II has some really good tones. The soapbars work well with the mahogany body. The only problem, really, is hum, but there are ways to deal with that.
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#19
A ha! got me there. Forgot about that. Well, there's the PRS SE Custom, that has a trem, and the other guitar I would recommend in that price range with a trem would be a Fat Strat.
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#21
Yea... the SE Custom is actually a nice PRS for the money. That's what I'd suggest.
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#22
i found some santana SE's for £379 which is easily in my price range, haven't found any SE customs yet, same price range do you reckon?
#23
The SE series will do you fine, but if you save a little bit more, try getting the CE22 0r CE24. They go about $800-1000 on ebay. Both have trems.
#24
nice guitars, only problem is the rotary pup selector, i have one on my yamaha and it was fine at first but ive got much better since a pup changing is now a real pain.
#25
new question, does the top add to the tone, because there is the SE standard without the top for like £50 cheaper.

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#26
yeah

the top does add to the tone. I played an SE custom and then an SE standard at guitar center. There was definitely a difference in sound, although it wasn't too great
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#27
You should check out the CE series. American made with a bolt on neck instead of a set neck. I own a CE 22 and it is amazing.
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A PRS for a Decent Price?!? Why Bother? The entire Luster of a Paul Reed Smith is the fact that it's a Super-Elite Instrament... but in my opinion; F*** PRS...For what a PRS Normally costs you could buy like a Signature Series Fender Stratocaster (like the Yngwie Malmsteen one which has a Fully-Scolloped Fretboard...) but why bother getting a PRS...the whole thing about a PRS is to have like a "Really Expensive" Guitar that plays really awesome...or sounds really awesome...or something...

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Everyone has Different Preferances as far as how a guitar is set up....no two people have the EXACT-SAME Setup...& if it's tone you're worried about...you can get any Dual-Humbucker guitar & Buy better pickups for it so it'll sound like what ever you want...


bull****! better pups in no way make any guitar sound how you want if it's a rubbish guitar to begin with
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Quote by Mazz-
A PRS for a Decent Price?!? Why Bother? The entire Luster of a Paul Reed Smith is the fact that it's a Super-Elite Instrament... but in my opinion; F*** PRS...For what a PRS Normally costs you could buy like a Signature Series Fender Stratocaster (like the Yngwie Malmsteen one which has a Fully-Scolloped Fretboard...) but why bother getting a PRS...the whole thing about a PRS is to have like a "Really Expensive" Guitar that plays really awesome...or sounds really awesome...or something...

Lemmie let you in on a little secret...
Everyone has Different Preferances as far as how a guitar is set up....no two people have the EXACT-SAME Setup...& if it's tone you're worried about...you can get any Dual-Humbucker guitar & Buy better pickups for it so it'll sound like what ever you want...



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I would just like to say that I'm not really a big fan of the customs. All the ones that I've played have felt cheaply built and toy-like.
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#34
well, after a long nights sleep, i have decided to save up and buy one of the top end PRS' i realised that as some above me said, the whole point of a PRS is so that it's a top quality instrument. If i went out and bought an SE now (even though im sure that they are great guitars) i would feel as if i was selling myself short. So as i said, i'm going to start saving. Istart a new job in a couple of weeks and i should have saved enough in around a years time for a high end PRS.

Thanks for your help all.