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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-13-2006, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Parker Fly Forum?

As some of you may know, i got Parker Fly Classic for Christmas. Now that my finger is (mostly) healed, I'm finally getting my hands on this awesome guitar.

Although the Parker is different 'animal' than a traditional guitar, I'm finding that it's got a very similar feel, playing wise, so my Ibanez guitars. Has anybody else noticed this?

I'm curious to know if there are many others here who own one (or more)...maybe now that Dave W's forum has moved offsite, Glen could find his way to a separate Parker forum here on Jemsite if there are enough here who could benefit from it.

So...roll call...how many Parker owners/players do we have here on Jemsite?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-13-2006, 08:13 PM
 
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Re: Parker Fly Forum?

I have a Fly Deluxe. They are very cool guitars!!
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I have a Parker Nite-Fly which I got about 10 years ago. It's still looks and plays like the day I got it. With the exception of one minor incident. The bb string holder thing in one of the saddles fell out so I had to order a new saddle. I never got the piezo soldered in again. It's a very nice $1000 + or - guitar.

I swapped out the neck pup for a dimarzio single humbucker and the bridge pup for a Tone Zone.
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I have a Parker Nite-Fly which I got about 10 years ago. It's still looks and plays like the day I got it. With the exception of one minor incident. The bb string holder thing in one of the saddles fell out so I had to order a new saddle. I never got the piezo soldered in again. It's a very nice $1000 + or - guitar.

I swapped out the neck pup for a dimarzio single humbucker and the bridge pup for a Tone Zone.
I was under the impression that you couldn't swap out pickups in Parkers. Maybe that's just for the single-bodies?

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You can order any DiMarzio you want for the Parker, you just have to ask for them to be made for the Parker. I believe the additional part code is PH. Eric might know, he's a DiMarzio dealer.... Eric?
I wanted to go play one today, and couldn't find one anywhere near me. I played a Fly Deluxe about 7 years ago for an hour and loved it, but couldn't afford it. I'd love to have a high quality piezo something or other. I'm starting to gas for one of these ;-)
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Re: Parker Fly Forum?

weird. I'll have to get to the bottom of that.

Maybe they need to have a lower profile to fit the thin body.

The accessibility to the piezo on the one gig i've done with it is SO incredible. I made a preset on my pre-amp so i can literlly got from full-on lead distortion to acoustic in less than 1 second.

How do the Double Edge bridges compare sonically to what eve is in the Parker? Has anybody A/B'd them?

I'm VERY curious.
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Kenny,

you have a Red parker right? I checked out the forum and saw it with yourBFP and a prestiege with a vine (?).

I got to say, being an AVID Ibanez lover for the past 6 years, Parkers have runied me! I got a nite-fly M and I love it so much I'm selling my 570 and 421 to get a neck through delux or classic.

When I picked my 570 up again it felt massive and really heavy and clunky. So, personally I dont think they feel anyrhing like Ibanez - but thats just me. I dont use the piezo really, because I like the pups in it so much and I cant really get a decent sound from it, is there some way you can make it louder by turning a nob inside the guitar?

As for pickups, I dont see the logic in paying a lot of money for a guitar and changing out the pups. However in the Flys you canget them 're-wound' to you specifications, apparently.

I have tone zone- Air Norton combo in my 421, and my fly has (apparently) got pups moddelled on there pups in it. The fly sounds SO much better it is unbeleviable.

Please note - any opinions expressed by thewriter are HEAVILY biased because he fell in love with parkers the first time he ever saw them (11 years old) and it took me 10 years to part with the cash, but man was it worth it! I WILL be getting more ofthese guitars.

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I wonder: Do they make 24 frets Flies?
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Mine is 24 frets.
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Nite-Flys take regular sized pups as opposed to the Flys, which need the custom size.
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Ken, how's the neck on that compared to the 8670, or even the 550?
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wouldn't it make more sense to have like a "parker fly" mega thread where everything Parker can be posted & quickly searched/printed?
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Ken, how's the neck on that compared to the 8670, or even the 550?
The neck is a little thinner, actually....but i miss the wood. Everything about the 8670 feels bulkier when i pick it up after playing the Parker...Although, I still reached for it (8670) when it was time to do Comfortably Numb at the end fo the night.

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wouldn't it make more sense to have like a "parker fly" mega thread where everything Parker can be posted & quickly searched/printed?
Yeah...that'd be nice...if anybody actually bothered to USE the 'search' function
PS: What pickups should i put in my 550? I play metal.

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The neck is a little thinner, actually....but i miss the wood. Everything about the 8670 feels bulkier when i pick it up after playing the Parker...Although, I still reached for it (8670) when it was time to do Comfortably Numb at the end fo the night.



Yeah...that'd be nice...if anybody actually bothered to USE the 'search' function
PS: What pickups should i put in my 550? I play metal.

~K
A stickied Parker thread would be cool, but my feeling is that folks would wander over to the Parker forums eventually for strictly Parker info. Might be handy for Parker-Ibanez specific discussions though, like neck comparisions and differences between the Parker piezos and the Double Edge, and such.

And definitely you want to put TV Jones FilterTrons in that 550. None more Metal! ;-)
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Re: Parker Fly Forum?

I used to own a Parker Fly Deluxe in Antique Gold. Loved the neck, arguably the best in the business with those stainless frets. Didn't much care for the finish on the back of it. But what really got me was the point on the back of the upper horn, it hit me square in my sternum and really became uncomfortable. Sure it was light as heck and felt good in my hands, but the pain from playing for any length of time over 20 minutes became really distracting. Granted, I wear my guitar way too high to be considered cool, but I was unwilling to compromize. But the neck....ohhh the neck.
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