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2013 PRS Gary Grainger Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jschwalls, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. jschwalls


    Sep 4, 2007
    Savannah GA

    I created a facebook page to show off the beautiful PRS Gary Grainger Basses..

    I have lots of pictures of these incredible basses on the page, If you have one or just want some great bass porn. Like my page and enjoy.

    Meanwhile here is my bass. Enjoy.

  2. Reddog01


    Nov 3, 2013
    Georgetown, TX
    It's a beauty!
  3. Very pretty! I don't think I've ever seen a maple neck without wishing it was vintage tinted, but still a lovely bass.

    As an aside, being a PRS I'm going to assume one of those knobs is some sort of rotary pickup selector (or does it just have a balance or V/V?) If so, is it possible to get them aftermarket, do you know?
  4. jschwalls


    Sep 4, 2007
    Savannah GA
    the knob layout is V V bass mid treble

    push/pull for active/passive each pickup.

    cannot run one pickup passive and the other active.

    the preamp in this thing is designed by JCF Audio. And it is simply incredible...

    The preamp is not available aftermarket.
  5. BuffaloBob4343

    BuffaloBob4343 Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Beauty! Would love you to hear a clip or two!!
  6. LeonD

    LeonD Supporting Member

    The new GG basses seem like a lot of bass for the money. The fact that PRS has a spotty track record with basses can make one a little gun shy.

    From the clips I've heard of the bass, it seems to lean more towards the modern end of the tonal spectrum. Would you agree?
  7. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I've played a handful of them. They endorse my guitarist and singer and I got offered one to give up my Musicman, I just don't know if I like them more than my Stingray. Definitely beat out the Stingray in looks. The PRS's are absolutely beautiful. They sound and feel good too. Those boys know what they're doing here in MD.
  8. jschwalls


    Sep 4, 2007
    Savannah GA
    in active mode the bass has a very modern hi-fi sound.

    in passive mode I am dialing in a convincing passive jazz bass sound.
  9. sparkyfender2


    Nov 25, 2013

    I keep picturing that bass with one pickup and just two or three knobs. Yum!
  10. Jookbox

    Jookbox Registered Drummer

    Mar 16, 2006
    That's a classy bass. I haven't heard Gary Grainger in a while. I used to love watching him and Dennis Chambers growing up.