#1
Ok here's the story.

For the last year my dream guitar has been a PRS. Opeth, The Blackout, Mark Tremonti, Santana...so many good bands use PRSs. Anyway I've been saving up and can finally afford the PRS SE custom I've been looking at.

However about a week ago I discovered that Omar Rodriguez-Lopez now has a signature Ibanez. I tried it out and it sounded awesome, and it's £190 cheaper!

I'm now really torn over which guitar to choose. Should I buy the cheaper ORM1 and spend the other £190 on pedals, or should I stick with the PRS? Has anyone heard of any problems/major plus points that would help swing the vote?

And please no-one say "buy a new amp with the £190" or something, I'm happy with my Peavey Valveking
Last edited by Heavens_To_Hell at Jul 29, 2008,
#3
id take the prs se for the sake of having a neck pickup, and its a nice guitar.
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#4
I've always had this type of problem...i want something for so long, and then just before i get it another thing pops up that catches my eye.
Whenever i've bought the "other thing", i still wanted the original.

If it was me i would get the thing you've wanted for so long, and if it isn't what you had hoped for you can sell it and buy the Ibanez.
#5
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have you tried the prs yet?


Yeah I have.

Personally I found the Ibanez slightly nicer to play, but that's cause the stock strings felt closer to my own gauge choice, the ones on the PRS were a tad to thick.

See I really want to get more pedals so I can be more experimental ie get Delay, Ocatve pedals etc, but then again nearly everyone has praised the SE whereas I can't find any reviews for the ORM1.

Another thing is the playability factor. The ORM1 is smaller and lighter, and I found it much easier to move around with (meaning I could easily run and dance around onstage easily :P), however the PRS has more frets and a thinner neck (at least it felt that way), so it may be easier to play solos etc.

I've sat weighing the guitars up over and over and I really can't decide. Does anyone have any experience with either of these guitars? How they've felt about them after a few months of ownership, how versatile they are etc.

If it helps to know, the music I mainly play is post-hardcore/rock (hence the ATDI/Mars Volta obsession). However I also play metal, death metal, pop punk...pretty much anything. I really need a guitar that'll "work" in any situation.
#6
buy a new amp with the $190
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#8
prs ses are pretty expensive here. if you ask me, they aren't worth it.

i haven't tried that ibanez, though. if you prefer it, it'd make sense to get it, i guess. what kind of budget are you talking, and for what type of music?

it's hard to beat the washburn x50pro or wi65 pro for the £200-£400 price bracket if you ask me... come stock with duncans, buzz feiten, grovers etc. machinehead is blowing out wi65pros for £239, while gak is selling the x50pro for £300.
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#9
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prs ses are pretty expensive here. if you ask me, they aren't worth it.

i haven't tried that ibanez, though. if you prefer it, it'd make sense to get it, i guess. what kind of budget are you talking, and for what type of music?

it's hard to beat the washburn x50pro or wi65 pro for the £200-£400 price bracket if you ask me... come stock with duncans, buzz feiten, grovers etc. machinehead is blowing out wi65pros for £239, while gak is selling the x50pro for £300.


I'd mainly be playing rock/post-hardcore music with it (at least in terms of recording/live music). Kinda Biffy Clyro crossed with glassJAw.

I need something that's got a heavy crunch to it, but still has a more subtle edge to it.

If I had more money I was also looking at a Jazzmaster, but that's another story (unless someone knows where I could get one for under £400).
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I'd mainly be playing rock/post-hardcore music with it (at least in terms of recording/live music). Kinda Biffy Clyro crossed with glassJAw.

I need something that's got a heavy crunch to it, but still has a more subtle edge to it.

If I had more money I was also looking at a Jazzmaster, but that's another story (unless someone knows where I could get one for under £400).


i'd definitely consider those two washburns i suggested.

i'm not too well up on the music you like, but i'm going on the fact that you said "heavy crunch but still with a more subtle edge".
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#12
Quote by Dave_Mc
i'd definitely consider those two washburns i suggested.

i'm not too well up on the music you like, but i'm going on the fact that you said "heavy crunch but still with a more subtle edge".


Ok I'll try and look for them so I can test em out too and then make an informed decision.

Usually I would ignore people on new suggestions but I think you were the one who told me to get a Peavey Valveking so you hath earned my trust. :P
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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