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Praise for PRS Grainger Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by scubaduba, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    I recently came across a Paul Reed Smith Gary Grainger GG5 and am quite impressed. The B string and preamp are superb. I mean I’ve owned a ton of basses and this Grainger is up there with the best of them and tops many.

    Electronics are quiet and highly versatile. The EQ points are useable across the entire range. The push pull passive/active switching is unique and very easy to use in the fly. Did I mention the B string? Wow! Huge, tight and punchy. I reckon a little better than my Roscoe 35” scale B. Easily go from modern to more wooly tones with adjustments of the pickup volumes and EQ.

    And they sure do look good. Ergonomics are superb too. The neck is pretty small allowing for fast fluid playing up and down the neck. Beautiful carved top with binding.

    I don’t see much in the way of commentary about these instruments so I thought if I posted this other Grainger owners might chime in and/or post pics. Killer basses for sure! Really impressed.

    Anybody else love their PRS Grainger?

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    Last edited: Jun 1, 2019
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  2. ajkula66


    Sep 23, 2016
    I don't believe that PRS ever got the recognition he deserves for creating some amazing basses, and that's going back to the original 80s model which is/was a stellar instrument IMO, but never caught on for whatever reason.

    GG series are a true work of art. Not necessarily my cup of tea, but I wouldn't say "no" if I were offered to safeguard one of them...:D
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  3. _Some Dude

    _Some Dude

    Sep 14, 2016
    In all my time on Internet forums you’re only the second owner I’ve seen that’s posted one, and the other was posted by some dude on TGP that bought one because he was learning to play bass, so it’s probably in a closet somewhere by now.
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