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PRS is making a bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Worshiper, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Worshiper


    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
  2. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    He's made plenty of basses before...
  3. PRS has been making bass guitars for quite some time.

    All of which were over-priced.
  4. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    I hope it is better than what they made in the 80;s . I had one of the first they made (college gratuation gift) It looked really pretty but the neck was a noodle and the frets well, one literally fell out...
  5. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    +1 to that, my good sir.
  6. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Thats one sexy bass. :eyebrow:

    How much do you think it'll cost? Probably at least 2g's.
  7. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    I hear that model uses Ken Smith's pre...
  8. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    I checked them out years ago.
    Not impressed.
    The newest one's show many new design changes,
    but they're still way over priced.

    Unless one wants be Twinzies with the guitar player.
  9. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Did they hire the Bongo design team?
  10. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    That would make sense seeing as Gary was using Ken Smith's for years.

    Isn't that a Smith bridge?
  11. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Banned

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    Wish it wouldn't suck...

    I have buddies who I play with and not who own single and multiple PRS guitars and they are an absolute dream. They honestly nearly play themselves. I've never been more comfortable on a guitar.

    But yeah, their basses have by far and away been on the crappy end for as long as I've seen...

    Here's hoping he'll get one right!
  12. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    looks like it...
  13. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    pardon my ignorance but who is this bassist ?
  14. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    The wording they use to explain the bass has me cracking up!

    This is a good one:

    The instrument has an unusual pickup arrangement, using four single coils combined into two “separated” hum-canceling pickups.
    Oh, you mean dual coils?

    I think this is my favorite though:

    Also, incorporated in the design, is an optional manual compressor called a “ramp”,
    Oooooooooo..........Aaaahhhhhhhhhh........so that's a "ramp". :D
  15. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    He's on some of the mid 80's albums that Scofield did. Loud Jazz is one of them. He is also the bass player in the older instructional video that Dennis Chambers made. He's a very well respected player. You should definately see the Dennis Chambers video. Gary kills on that.
  16. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    PRIVATE STOCK guitars are in the >$5,000 area usually...I think. I haven't priced one out in a long time because they are overpriced.

    Pickguard ruins the bass IMHO.
  17. For the price of a PRS bass, you can get an instrument from a devoted bass luthier, like Smith that would be of substantially greater quality.

    This is coming from a guy who's played PRS bass guitars and Smith's.
  18. AuG


    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO

    :rolleyes: Looks nice but not 2 G's nice.

  19. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    It looks like a PRS version of a Smith anyway......except more expensive.......
  20. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    2 G's nice? I'm willing to bet on the low end it's $3800 but more likely to be $4500 or more.