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Pictures of new PRS basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MEKer, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
  2. Still beyond my reach. I am hoping this model will be a success and maybe they will release an affordable SE model later.

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  4. hsech

    hsech Work hard. My Social Security needs a raise. Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    Nice eye candy, but i think there are a little out of reach for the masses.
  5. IronLung1986


    May 19, 2010
    Exeter, NH
    i like that blue one with the maple board. they're expensive but if they sound as nice as they look people will buy them. people buy foderas after all and those cost like 4 times as much.
  6. mystic38


    Dec 4, 2012
    Mystic CT
    body style is decent.. they will need to be way more inventive on finishes tho... those glitzy "same as guitar" tops just dont do it for me
  7. BuffaloBob4343

    BuffaloBob4343 Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    I find that to be a fun change of pace from the bass norm.
  8. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    I think change from the norm is good, but the PRS bass reminds me too much of their guitar. That's one reason I don't care for Les Paul basses.

    Maybe it'll grow on me. But as discussed in another thread, the fiver seems to have narrow string spacing which would be a deal-killer for me regardless.
  9. Gougedeye

    Gougedeye Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Central Washington
  10. The prices are correct. This is a new line, inspired by the original Grainger models.

    Pretty nice looking to me, and nicely featured versus the last run they took at bass (that sort of J Bass model with the 'all or nothing' preamp switch... not good). The price for these actually seems quite reasonable, given the fancy tops and custom electronics IMO. Pretty much right in the middle of other 'hi end' bass pricing.
  11. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    I think the new PRS bass is the nicest looking one they've ever produced.

    The only reason their past attempts failed was because they were unspeakably ugly instruments - I have NO idea what PRS was thinkin.'

    If the prices are reasonable and the tones are there - they'll sell these.
  12. Cool website... =) First time I have seen that site!

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  14. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
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    The youtube clip with the 4 bass players does not do the sound of the basses any justice. I was at that show and the PRS basses sounded really nice.

    And the clip you provide the bass sounds nice as well.
  16. VincentGrim

    VincentGrim Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2008
    They look really neat, but it seems to me that trying to release a $3k bass when they've failed in the bass market twice prior is a bit, idk, a bit unrealistic? I mean, they'll be made in small batches and certainly aren't for the masses, but still...
  17. I didn't think so. Maybe I read that piece incorrectly, but I think Bass Player reported he was. Strange!
  18. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Unspeakably ugly? Regardless whether you care for the PRS style, the first generation of basses weren't "unspeakably ugly" by any reasonable standards.

  19. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    When Ferarri introduces a new model, do you carp about affordability, and wonder when Ferarri are going to release a hybrid commuter car?

    If you can't afford a PRS guitar, the new basses aren't for you.