Ever played a PRS amp?

Ever played a PRS amp?
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#1

You how once in a while you meet a girl you just can’t stop thinking about? Or at least how you did before you were married (if you are married)?

I want that PRS archon!!


#2

God damn it, dude. Now I’m erect!


#3

I have one of those Archons in stock. The 2 channel custom is a fantastic amp too. The archon (for being designed as a high gain amp) has a very impressive clean channel.


#4

Here’s sort of what I heard the Archon doing that I really liked…I’m wondering if just about all PRS amps do this well.

I didn’t even realize that was a high gain amp until I got home and started looking at videos of the Archon. But in addition to those dense clean tones, I also found a real thick crunchy mild gain tone I really really liked.

I started looking at the custom 2 channel. Is it possible to get one of those in a head? And what are the different wattage options?

pm me a price… :smiley:


#5

Someone’s a BIG Jeff Beck fan!


#6

All their amps are available as a head or combo. That video shows the Sonsera (sp?), which is their newest and least expensive model. I tried the rep’s combo a while back. It was a good one too. I’ll PM you @Jonathan


#7

Oops! Forgot to say 4 min 20 on the demo of a second video. Still a Jeff Beck tone? Or no?

If you had to affiliate that general sound with a player…who would I call it by? I’m sure you’re far more familiar with guitar greats than I am…many people on this forum are.

Its sort of just a general funk clean sound…who were the guitar players that really defined that area? (I can name famous pianists like there’s no tomorrow, but I just don’t know my guitar history that well).


#8

OMG! Thats cheap!! Wow…does that not sound like a way more expensive amp?? I think that’s an exceptional sound in that price range.


#9

It’s cheaper because they had that particular model built at their overseas factory, but it was still designed by Doug Sewell, so it’s still a killer amp.


#10

I never even knew PRS has started making amps!
Just shows how out of touch with the music scene i am nowadays. I brame being a parent and having an overly controlling wife who I resent muchly :+1:Rock n roll!


#11

Ah, yeah I was referring to the lovely liquid distorted tone and whammy stuff he was doing…

The clean tone stuff @ 4:20 is more along the lines of Nile Rogers of Chic (& more recently Daft Punk’s Get Lucky),
and maybe Stevie Ray Vaughan in his funkier moments like this (around 55secs in):


#12

Way cool! That clip at 55 sec sounds great! …and I’d never heard of Nile Rodgers before you mentioned him. But I spent a good half hour (that I probably should been working lol) clicking through youtube listening to him!!!

I’m really fascinated by this whole line of amps. When I think of Stevie Ray, I typically think Fender family…but I’d describe some of those cleaners sounds on the PRS demos as being Fender like without quite as much twang.

I tend to think of /13, vox, Morgan, and EL84 based Matchless stuff as being a whole different shade of chimey clean. To me the PRS line sounds polar opposite on the scale of jangle vs twang vs heavy/clear clean. To me, the clean was more musical than what I’ve ever been able to get from a Marshall.

Despite the stupidly overhyped price of Dumbles, I think they sound amazing. I bought the Budda Superdrive 30 because it was the closest I’d seen amp get to a Dumble, and I never really connected with the Fuchs. But I may just end up selling that Budda when I get one of these PRS amps, because I think the PRS does the same thing a lot better.


#13

Bryan…how much more is it to get one of those upgraded faceplates like the one in that first Archon video?


#14

Usually, they haven’t charged extra, but it does extend the wait time obviously. :slight_smile:


#15

I was finally listening all the way through that video of Mark Lettieri playing and found myself playing guitar for the last 2 solid hours as a response. Love it when I get inspired accidentally like that :slight_smile:


#16

That’s pretty normal. Its hard for me (and a good number of my friends) to watch a bunch of guitar demos then want to immediately go pick up a guitar. I’m still going through a bunch of PRS videos trying to figure out which one to get lol.


#17

Here’s one of the crazy things about PRS. Just about every amp maker has an amp I wouldn’t have any use for, except PRS. Even the guys like Bogner, Dr Z, Matchless, and Tone King have amps I wouldn’t use if you gave one to me for free. I mean…I’d take it of course, but I just wan’t a big fan of that last Matchless Spitfire I picked up. Its just remarkable to me how consistently good those PRS amps are.


#18

Wow Ok, so I have to have one to match my PRS guitar. The best part of the video was the dude. He is so likeable and believable and talented. I now have to find what stomp stuff he recommends for the harder rock stuff. I could just hear “hey Joe” by Hendricks on this. I have a line 6 small amp with a ton of combos, none that I like. I have a boss ME 70 that I am not excited about at all. ha ha time for a change. Thanks for this link

Sincerely

Paul