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PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by screamingdaisy » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:54 pm

PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

I'm not a PRS dude and I've never actually played a PRS through a Mesa... just wondering what people's opinions are on the subject?
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Re: PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by YellowJacket » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:45 am

Its just like running a Gibson and a Les Paul. They were meant to be together!!

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Re: PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by MJ Slaughter » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:01 am

I'm a little biased but I think all my PRSi work well with many amps. Just a versatile guitar IMO. Mesa amps are pretty versatile too. I use my PRS SC's and CU24 for classic rock, disco, pop, 80's metal, alt etc though I don't like the CU24 for my pop country project as much as my SC's.

YellowJacket, did you mean Marshal and Les Paul? Though Gibson and Les Paul do go very well together too!
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Re: PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by kdorsey » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:13 am

Not that other guitars don't sound good thru my MkIII, but my PRSi just seem magical. They were made to drive the amp, so if you've dialed it in right, the combo is awesome. The best-of-the-best likes working with the-best-of-the-best! I love my Cu24 like one of my children, but my SE One is, arguably, the best sounding guitar I've run thru a MkIII. And that's the least expensive PRS made!
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Re: PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by screamingdaisy » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:39 pm

Out of curiosity... anyone know what kind of amp Paul himself used?

(You know... prior to him making his own amps)
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Re: PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by Rkorn » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:19 am

I don't know about PRS real deal.
But the SE models... they are... i don't want to hurt anyones feeling here :)
I tried the MV with the first time with an SE, and the amp sounded good but not that TONE that i have with my cheap LTD!
On the cheap ones there is too much effort on looks and not so much for the quality of the wood probably.

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Re: PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by Vogelsong » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:54 pm

screamingdaisy wrote:Out of curiosity... anyone know what kind of amp Paul himself used?

(You know... prior to him making his own amps)
My Pap met him back in the 50's. He went to see him at a show and then got to meet him back stage. My Pap was a great musician himself and wanted to pick his brain. He told me then he was playing through Epiphone amps. At the time my Pap had the same amp.
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Re: PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by screamingdaisy » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:00 pm

I meant Paul Reed Smith.

I've read his new line of amps are somewhat Mesa-ish on the lead channel. Makes me wonder if he originally played through a Mesa himself and maybe that's why his original styles of guitars seem so well suited to the amp?
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Re: PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by MesaENGR412 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:37 pm

screamingdaisy wrote:I meant Paul Reed Smith.

I've read his new line of amps are somewhat Mesa-ish on the lead channel. Makes me wonder if he originally played through a Mesa himself and maybe that's why his original styles of guitars seem so well suited to the amp?
Not sure, but if I get to meet him sometime soon, I'll try to remember to ask him if the opportunity arises. I love my Toreros through the Mesas. The EMG's aren't traditional for PRS guitars, but they help a lot in the sound that I am after and sound HUGE, and I have had guitars where the EMG's did not sound that great in too.

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Re: PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by MrMarkIII » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:50 pm

Maybe it's the Santana+PRS+Mesa connection?
I don't know for sure, but last rehearsal was:
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Re: PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by fishyfishfish » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:05 pm

Paul (PRS Paul) used to play test his guitars in the old shop with a Mark that Carlos gave him as a present. Pic should be on line somewhere.
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Re: PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by MesaManBoogie » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:55 am

fishyfishfish wrote:Paul (PRS Paul) used to play test his guitars in the old shop with a Mark that Carlos gave him as a present. Pic should be on line somewhere.
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Re: PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by davidrg1550 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:34 am

Both companies have so much love for their artform. The similarities are there too see within their products. Both are built to the highest specs, the companies are small and still run by their founders therefore aren't subject to cost cutting by 'suits'.

I've used a PRS/Boogie setup for about 4 years now and I can honestly say its every bit a pro setup, the guitars and amps are built like tanks to take the punishment of gigging night after night and still produce the goods.

Buying PRS/Boogie will never be cheap, but once you've got it, there is no going back, and its a setup that will serve you for years to come with world class tone.

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Re: PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by markwayne » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:41 am

I'm pretty sure that the symbiotic nature of PRS and Boogie is no accident. Up until the PRS amps were released, there was always a Boogie or two in the PRS booth at NAMM to demo guitars through.
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Re: PRS + Mesa... why do they work so well together?

Post by espboogie123 » Wed May 04, 2011 10:15 pm

I love my combination of PRS guitars and my roadster.
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