#1
Ok, if you are familiar with these two brands then you are probably aware they're very dissimilar, apart for them both beginning with 'P'.

However, what I want to know is how they fair in the versatility game. The models I am finding myself to choose between are the Parker Nitefly Mojo (http://www.parkerguitars.com/code/models/models_nitefly_mojo_intro.asp) and the PRS CE 24/22 (http://prsguitars.com/showcase/current/ce.html). And also, would the fact that the Parker bein equipped with Duncan Jazz pickups mean that it would not be suited to playing metal? This is not all I play but it is important that it would be able to perform in this range.

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#2
Parkers = secksi. I have one and its ridiculously versatile! I play from wicked hard core metal to the most sweet sounding cleans you can imagine. I suggest parkers all the way man. I never play PRS though but my Parker experiance is ace.

Go Parker!
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#3
I have tried both. Is that Parker the really light one?

I really love my PRS. The CE 22/24s are pretty close to the Customs like mine, except they are a different wood I think. Get the PRS.

Go PRS! ^--haha
#4
haha how ironic that two users of both brands in question post first...in order. hahaha
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#6
some people like parkers, some people like PRS....
You will get great arguements for both sides..

I'm not sure which one I like more, It can go either way...I hav'nt taken the time lately to really sit down with either brand.
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#7
if only they spelled Fender like Phender than all good guitar brands would begin with the letter P!

Parker, PRS, and Phender.
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#8
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if only they spelled Fender like Phender than all good guitar brands would begin with the letter P!

Parker, PRS, and Phender.
LOL since you are going there...


GIBSON pwns all three.
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#10
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LOL since you are going there...


GIBSON pwns all three.


yeah but Pibson doesn't have that catchy sound.

A few more that do:
^^Pibanez
Pickenbacker
Pamaha
Pepiphone
Packson

Pickenbacker is my favorite now haha
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#12
Pashburn
Podin
Pernandes

OK I'm done now hahaha
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#13
Parkers are made out of one peice of wood. Thats kind of cool isn't it...maybe a little?
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#15
yea I prefer the parker after 11 posts. Sorry threadstarter for getting a bit off topic!
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#16
You guys are all ****ing morons.
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#18
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Get over yourself


honestly
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#19
I think Parkers pwn almost everything, but i just cant stand the shape, no matter how practical it may be, and ergonomic etc. I would get one if they had a JS shape one...that would be the best thing....
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#20
the shape looks awkward but its extremely comfortable in my opinion and you don't see too many parkers around so they are unique too. Still Parkers ftw.
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#21
its true theyre comfortable but...i dunno....
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#22
Of the three considered (the Parker or the PRS CE 22 or 24) only the 24 would be suitable for metal right out of the gate. The 22 and 24 come with different pickups -- the 22 comes with Dragon II which are the epitome of versatility, whereas the 24 comes with the HFS/Vintage Bass combo, which is for high gain. I've never played a Parker (no one around me carries them), but I've always been interested in one. You won't go wrong with either choice, but like I said, the CE 24 is the better PRS for your purposes.
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#23
no WAY. SOrry dirk, but for once im gonna disagree ( ). Parkers (some) just PWN for metal. Lots of thrash metal bands use them and swear by them. I think that a Parker would be more suited to metal than a PRS tbh...
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#24
I have a Parker and a PRS. I'd have to say, all else being equal, they're both
about the same overall level. What it comes down to is just the types of things
you prefer in a guitar.

Neither one of them is particular favorite of mine, but I would say I'd prefer the
PRS. I don't like the Parker neck.
#25
The JB/Jazz combo in Parker isn't better than the HFS/Vintage Bass combo in the PRS. I've played Schecters with the JB/59 combo, and it's really nothing that special. I'd give the PRS stock the edge in that department. And I'm sure a lot of those thrash metal bands who use Parkers do pickup swaps, not to mention effects, amplification, etc. The Fishman piezo system does nothing for a metal/hard rock sound, either.
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#26
PRS pickups are really meh IMO
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#27
^^ x2
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#28
If I could have any guitar in the PRS/Parker line it would probably be this..


But as far as comparing brands as a whole I like Parker more...


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#29
Parker rivals B.C. Rich and the Iceman in the contest for ugliest body designs ever. . Don't kill me. At least the Parkers sounds nice. Out of the two I like PRS better, but even they are not one of my favorites.
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#31
I know that... what is your point?
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#32
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Parker rivals B.C. Rich and the Iceman in the contest for ugliest body designs ever. . Don't kill me. At least the Parkers sounds nice. Out of the two I like PRS better, but even they are not one of my favorites.


I own a Parker and I agree. It's a somewhat homely design. But, it does look
better when you've got it in your hands for some reason.

Some of the BC Rich's I think are OK and I like the Iceman look.

That's just all cosmetic anyway and it's one of those things no one will ever
unanimously agree on. I think a lot of people pretty much go by looks alone
when they pick their "dream guitar" and that's a real big mistake.
#33
Quote by edg
I own a Parker and I agree. It's a somewhat homely design. But, it does look
better when you've got it in your hands for some reason.

Some of the BC Rich's I think are OK and I like the Iceman look.

That's just all cosmetic anyway and it's one of those things no one will ever
unanimously agree on. I think a lot of people pretty much go by looks alone
when they pick their "dream guitar" and that's a real big mistake.


X2
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#34
what thrash metal band use Parkers?


and i really like the shape of parker flys. I think it looks cool and it is very unique (imo) and very rare (the only famous person i've seen is the guy from CKY)
#35
Whoa who would have thought that a person of my playin skilz would envoke (posh word) such a long thread.

I have though ALOT about them both and I am, at some point, going toa guitar shop to try a few PRS (McCarty, Custon 22 and CE 24 i think), hopefully (they might decide that it would be a waste of time as I am 16 :p).

And as for the people who think that Parkers are ugly, well they can go into a corner and die. With no friends.

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Visual Sound Liquid Chorus V2
EHX SMMwH
#37
Quote by call1800ksmyazz
Guitaristclass- try the Custom 24's. They have hotter pickups than the Custom 22.

Fixed
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#39
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And as for the people who think that Parkers are ugly, well they can go into a corner and die. With no friends.

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That corner will get crowded quick.
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#40
Quote by call1800ksmyazz
Thanks Dirk . But I really like the way the hot 24's pickups sound.

Oh, me too. I took them out of my PRS and threw them in my Am. St. Strat. But the Dragons aren't *bad* pickups, they're just made for something besides balls-out hard rock/metal.
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And as for the people who think that Parkers are ugly, well they can go into a corner and die. With no friends.

Sorry, edg...you and your $50,000 worth of guitars go to the corner.
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