PRS Basses has anyone check them out??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fachie3, Dec 7, 2001.

  1. fachie3


    Nov 12, 2001
    Chicago IL.
    Hello all,

    I tried a PRS bass out yesterday and really enjoyed the sound and the feel of this bass.
    I wanted to get your feedback on these basses bad or good - the price was around 2k with a case.
    I know they have built basses before and have a good rep on the guitar side - just want some feedback on if they are a good buy.

  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Word on the street is that the older ones are MUCH better than the new ones. IMO, 2k is a tad much for those.
  3. lesfleanut

    lesfleanut Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Syracuse N.Y.
    i think you should try other basses in that price range and you might find a better buy. personly if i had 2 grand i would keep my eye on ebay for a used usa spector or even a europe spector.but if you like the feel and the sound of the prs better that go for it.;)
  4. TBer Every1TookMyName has got a PRS bass.....he might of sold it though.
  5. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    I played one a few weeks ago and well I was amazed. I had heard them before but this one was killer and looks great too. 2k is way to much though imo.
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    A pretty nice bass that seems to generally be considered overpriced. I don't disagree...

    When you get in that price range I think resale value is important. Spending that much money with little chance of recouping it is a commitment I wouldn't want to make.
  7. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    I played a few of the older ones....I met a guy once who'd bought every one he could find..I think he had 5 or so. Also owned a bunch of PRS guitars.

    I wasn't real impressed by the basses. Nice looking and all that, but not designed for a bass player. That pickup right at the base of the neck bugged the crap outta me. Also weighed a ton. Tone was just so-so. The Pedulla I had then blew them all away in all respects.

    Haven't tried the new ones.