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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-26-2001, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Parker NiteFly - Need some reviews here...

Hi everyone,

I am thinking of getting a used Parker NiteFly (version II). So need some reviews here

1) I understand the NiteFly has 2 Singles and 1 Humbucker, *how does this compare to the regular ibanez RG/JEM/PGM feel? (Currently i own a PGM)

2) Any comments on the piezo system in the parker? This NiteFly version 2 doesn't seem to come with the active piezo mixing. is that an very important feature? (i will probably run both piezo and magnetic signals to 1 amp)

3) Hows the overall sound and tone of the nitefly? Is there a need to replace the stock parker (dimarzio?) pickups?

Thanks in advance for ur help

Cheers,
James
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-26-2001, 09:06 PM
 
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Parker NiteFly

First thing is first...the neck is a bolt-on, thicker than the Fly, and only has 22 frets. *Secondly, the neck is usually mahogany on the Nitefly and the body can be swamp ash or mahogany. *That said, it is a heavier guitar than the Fly.

Now, I think they can still be a nice guitar. *You still get the composite covered neck and the bonded stainless steel frets, which are a pleasure for sure. *The pickups, in my opinion, could use some changing. *Also, the piezo in the NiteFly is NOT the same as in the Fly...it is a cheaper version which is a noticeable difference.

I would buy a used one, because at the price you can get one for, they can make a fantastic buy.

One other thing....I have heard there may be a problem with quality control on some of these, although I have not seen it myself. *Check to make sure the E strings don't easily fall off the guitar when you are playing, and that there is no or very little buzz on the guitar.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-26-2001, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Parker NiteFly

Hey thanks for ur advice
Now i know what to look out for during the inspection
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