If you're a first-timer, or simply interested in an affordable, beginner-friendly model, then the ones to watch are the PRS SE Kestrel Electric Bass Guitar and PRS SE Kingfisher Electric Bass Guitar. These instruments show every ounce of the attention to detail that made Paul Reed Smith guitars famous in the first place, with a level of craftsmanship that makes them look as good as they sound. The biggest difference between these two is that the Kestrel uses single-coil pickups while the Kingfisher has a pair of humbuckers, so that choice will probably be the factor that decides which one is right for you.
Are you looking to really go all-out with your new bass? In that case, you should definitely check out the series designed by Gary Grainger. These are built based on input from career bassists like Wyzard, Kevin Walker and, of course, Gary himself. Unparalleled in craftsmanship with highly customizable pickups, jaw-dropping patterned tonewoods and the option of 5-string extended range, the Grainger basses are instruments that exude performance from one end to the other.
Bringing premium entry-level and ultra-high-end professional bass guitars to the table, PRS has shown that they've got something to offer any artist. The instruments in this selection are more than capable of living up to the illustrious name of Paul Reed Smith, which means that if you've been searching for a bass that truly lives up to its stellar reputation, it's safe to say your search is over.