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  • PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

    I do not know if these 2 guitars have been compared on here before or not, so apologies if they have.
    I'm at a point where I am really wanting to get into a great piece, for under $1000.00 budget that will really compliment and round out what I currently have. So . . . here is what I have . . . A Fender 6 string Acoustic/Electric, an RWG Les Paul set up with D'Addario .10's, and a Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz Combo, a Mitchel MD400 with D'Addario .10's and a Seymour Duncan Pearly Gate in the bridge and Duckbucker in the neck, and I have an HLK Tele with D'Addario .11's and a Seymour Duncan 1/4 Pound in the bridge and SD Tele pickup in the neck.

    I have looked at A LOT of guitars, really . . . Ibanez, Fender, PRS, Michael Kelly, and Charvel and I have kind of settled into either the HSH Fender or the PRS 24 as the best 2 options for what I want.

    I have listened to them both, Tom Quayle has reviewed both on Dawsons, but not side-by-side and I LOVE how they both sound, truly awesome guitars. I myself have not physically played either of them at this point, although I have held both of them at some point over the last 6 months, and I am impressed by both.

    I am looking for some personal reviews, experiences with either and both of them, get some other players thoughts, opinions and as all of this "Virus Mess" hopefully slows down and I can actually get into a music store and check them out.
    How does the neck feel, how are the pickups (good tones, etc.), stays in tune, great look and feel, knobs and switches feel solid.
    Thanks in advance for your messages!
    GIJoeJarhead
    Semi-Newb, still trying to learn as much as I can!!

    RWG LP w/ SD JB/Jazz Combo
    Mitchel MD400 w/ SD Pearly Gate/Duckbucker combo
    HLK Southern Belle (Tele) w/SD 1/4 lb/Tele Pickup combo
    Fender Acoustic/Electric

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    Re: PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

    Edit: my bad those two you're looking at are close in scale length
    I was thinking the Prs had shorter scale but it's 25 vs 25.5
    Need more coffee

    The strat will give you more tonal variety with the hsh setup but fender seem to have a brighter fender tonality they try to keep when doing humbuckers so as to keep things sounding still stratty and fendery if you like that kind of thing then get the fender. The most unique tones on it will come from the 2 and 4 positions combination of the middle single and one humbucker and you may like those sounds, they're generally different from the kind of middle position you get from combining two humbucker that are spaced further apart

    If you like the middle position on your Les Paul type you will probably like the Prs guitar just fine
    Last edited by FuseG4; 05-06-2020, 01:40 PM.

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    • #3
      Re: PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

      seems like the MD400 should scratch that super strat itch
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      Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
      Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
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      • #4
        Re: PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

        Thanks, and Yes, scale length are VERY close, but thanks for thinking of that. I do like the Fender Single Coil Squack, but not 100% sold I can have both the throaty growl of the Hummers and the Squack from singles in the same piece. You are right, seems like 2 and 4 give the best Single coil sounds, and the bridge is definitely more throaty than the neck hummer.
        GIJoeJarhead
        Semi-Newb, still trying to learn as much as I can!!

        RWG LP w/ SD JB/Jazz Combo
        Mitchel MD400 w/ SD Pearly Gate/Duckbucker combo
        HLK Southern Belle (Tele) w/SD 1/4 lb/Tele Pickup combo
        Fender Acoustic/Electric

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        • #5
          Re: PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

          Yes, it sort of does, my Mitchel is definitely a Super Strat, but set up more as a Blues Machine (Which is perfect, because I LOVE the Blues).
          Thanks
          GIJoeJarhead
          Semi-Newb, still trying to learn as much as I can!!

          RWG LP w/ SD JB/Jazz Combo
          Mitchel MD400 w/ SD Pearly Gate/Duckbucker combo
          HLK Southern Belle (Tele) w/SD 1/4 lb/Tele Pickup combo
          Fender Acoustic/Electric

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          • #6
            Re: PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

            I was very impressed with how well the Coil Tap really thinned out and Tinned Up those Hummers on the PRS. I found a New Saphire SE 24 out of a company in Chicago for a killer price, but that trad looking quilted maple cap is beyond beautiful as well . . . hmmm . . . well . . . . lets hope I can get into a shop soon and try them both out through an amp and see how they play, feel, sound to me . . .
            GIJoeJarhead
            Semi-Newb, still trying to learn as much as I can!!

            RWG LP w/ SD JB/Jazz Combo
            Mitchel MD400 w/ SD Pearly Gate/Duckbucker combo
            HLK Southern Belle (Tele) w/SD 1/4 lb/Tele Pickup combo
            Fender Acoustic/Electric

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            • #7
              Re: PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

              seems like the necks would be vastly different
              with the PRS much wider than the Fender
              EHD
              Just here surfing Guitar Pron
              RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
              SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
              Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
              Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
              Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
              Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
              GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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              • #8
                Re: PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

                Of that, I do not know or remember, as when I held both it wasn't in the same shop or at the same time. When I DO sit down and play them, I'll have a better idea of that.
                GIJoeJarhead
                Semi-Newb, still trying to learn as much as I can!!

                RWG LP w/ SD JB/Jazz Combo
                Mitchel MD400 w/ SD Pearly Gate/Duckbucker combo
                HLK Southern Belle (Tele) w/SD 1/4 lb/Tele Pickup combo
                Fender Acoustic/Electric

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                • #9
                  Re: PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

                  order both on a 45 day return plan
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                  Just here surfing Guitar Pron
                  RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                  SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                  Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                  Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                  Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                  Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                  GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                  • #10
                    Re: PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

                    Interesting thought, I had not even thought of that. Will music stores let you do that? Hmmm . . .
                    There is one of my favorite stores here locally that carries both PRS and Fender (LOTS 0f Fender) guitars . . . I'm sure I can try them both out side by side there!
                    GIJoeJarhead
                    Semi-Newb, still trying to learn as much as I can!!

                    RWG LP w/ SD JB/Jazz Combo
                    Mitchel MD400 w/ SD Pearly Gate/Duckbucker combo
                    HLK Southern Belle (Tele) w/SD 1/4 lb/Tele Pickup combo
                    Fender Acoustic/Electric

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                    • #11
                      Re: PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

                      most of the online retailers have a trail period
                      but if you can try em out in store
                      great

                      if not maybe they will let you mull it over at home

                      when I was shopping for a new bass I did this

                      I took an SR250 and an SR300 home
                      the 250 was gorgeous but 300 had better feel and set up

                      ended up taking both back and buying an SR500
                      Last edited by ehdwuld; 05-07-2020, 03:52 PM.
                      EHD
                      Just here surfing Guitar Pron
                      RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                      SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                      Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                      Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                      Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                      Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                      GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                      • #12
                        Re: PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

                        Hahaha . . . go big or go home, eh? That's awesome! The shop I'm looking at may actually already be open, so I need to give them a call and see what they have in stock and see if I can swing by, maybe next week sometime and take a look, play a couple pieces and see what really feels good in my hands.
                        GIJoeJarhead
                        Semi-Newb, still trying to learn as much as I can!!

                        RWG LP w/ SD JB/Jazz Combo
                        Mitchel MD400 w/ SD Pearly Gate/Duckbucker combo
                        HLK Southern Belle (Tele) w/SD 1/4 lb/Tele Pickup combo
                        Fender Acoustic/Electric

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                        • #13
                          Re: PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

                          I'd say the PRS would give you something different. HSH Strat is going to be pretty similar to the Mitchell.
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                          • #14
                            Re: PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

                            I'm leaning towards the PRS as well, I would LOVE to have a Fender Strat, but I really fell in love with how well the coil tap on the PRS gives me that single coil sound and then I can easily switch back to the meatier humbuckers on the fly.
                            ONLY concern now is the feel in my hands, is that neck going to be too wide/thick, IDK . . . gotta try it out.
                            GIJoeJarhead
                            Semi-Newb, still trying to learn as much as I can!!

                            RWG LP w/ SD JB/Jazz Combo
                            Mitchel MD400 w/ SD Pearly Gate/Duckbucker combo
                            HLK Southern Belle (Tele) w/SD 1/4 lb/Tele Pickup combo
                            Fender Acoustic/Electric

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                            • #15
                              Re: PRS SE 24 Custom vs Fender Player Deluxe HSH

                              that wide neck was something I just couldn't get on with
                              I suppose you get used to it
                              EHD
                              Just here surfing Guitar Pron
                              RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                              SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                              Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                              Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                              Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                              Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                              GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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