Anyone Play a PRS amp?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by justin.ramsey, May 28, 2014.

  1. Treynor

    Treynor Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    I picked up my Dallas 50 Combo last year in a trade. It is one of my favorite amps...sorta like a Deluxe Reverb done better.


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  2. Matt Sarad

    Matt Sarad Tele-Meister

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    I got the amp today. Clean as a whistle with paisley material instead of Tolex with a flamed maple front, it sings. I unwrapped it, plugged it into a Dan Armstrong sealed back cabinet with a 15” Cerwin Vega speaker, and started twisting knobs. With treble, mid, and bass pots, volume on both channels with master volume on both as well, I had it dialed in after ten minutes.
    The reverb seems to be digital rather than spring: a different sound, but not objectionable. I plugged in my SG with Throbak TTop PAFs since my Tele and Strat are in the rehearsal studio.
    Clean channel sounds great. Drive channel gave me glorious feedback at a decent volume.
    50 watts with headroom to spare got me tone I like without cranking to 10.

    I have been struggling with my Tweed Deluxes live, and my 1980 Black Face Deluxe Reverb was not giving me the tone I was listening for unless it was cranked.
    I suspect I might pull a Bonamassa and have three amps in a row with switches to choose depending on the song.
     
  3. GearHund

    GearHund Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I had this Blue Sierra 50 watter for a while. It was a pretty good sounding amp but I got the GAS for a Mesa TA-30 and traded it.

    One of my dumber moves as I later regretted it. Not because of the TA-30 (a very nice amp itself) but because the prices on the paisley PRS amps went crazy and I'll never afford another.



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