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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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parker-style fretboard

Does you guys know if anyone can make a carbon glass epoxy fretboard for an Ibanez 7620 neck style?

I had a go on my mate's Parker Fly Mojo and it plays like a dream. I was wondering if there's some way I could replicate that feel on my somewhat worn out 7620.

I was thinking of maybe just getting a new neck for my guitar as an easy option. Then again, I also read on the Extended Range forum that I might be better off just getting all my frets replaced as the new neck is not tensioned or somesuch and will take ages to sort itself out.

Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 03:51 PM
 
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It's not the composite fretboard that makes Parker necks so incredible to play on, it's the stainless steel frets.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 04:41 PM
 
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It's not the composite fretboard that makes Parker necks so incredible to play on, it's the stainless steel frets.
And a conical (compound) radius. The Carvin bolt on necks can be ordered with Steel frets and are also compound radius...
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how do they balance the steel frets? I remember reading on here that stainless frets make it sound way brighter because of it's hardness. If it's supposed to sound so bright and harsh....this guitar has a freakin TINY and thin body why does this guitar not sound thin?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 06:32 PM
 
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It DOES sound thin !
I just sent the one I bought from JEremy back to him in trade for some other goodies due to that very fact.
I could never get a heavy enough sound out of that guitar.
Great for lead work, and some acoustic stuff, but I prefer a more solid body guitar. There is something to be said for the physical bone conduction of a solid wood guitar vs the lightweight almost non-existant feel of the Fly. I LOVE the way the fly played, but it just never had the all around tone I wanted.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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It's not the composite fretboard that makes Parker necks so incredible to play on, it's the stainless steel frets.
Possibly. I just remember it was very low resistance. There was next to no friction when I played on it. What are Ibanez frets made of? Nickel?
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It DOES sound thin !
I just sent the one I bought from JEremy back to him in trade for some other goodies due to that very fact.
Maybe you should try a NiteFly? My NiteFly sounds heavy enough w/ the humbucker, and even the single coils sound far from thin.

-Ben
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2004, 04:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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It DOES sound thin !
That's why my mate got a Fly Mojo. Apparently it's got a bit more beef to it. I couldn't really tell. I'll let you know when i've heard it properly cranked up. I find all 6 strings seem a bit weak these days, which is annoying as i used to love my RG620.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 02:35 AM
 
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I've been considering the possibility of stainless steel frets on my jem. What do you guys think of these frets and do you think it'll work well on a Jem7FP? I heard that they last forever...
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