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post Feb 25 2009, 11:10 PM
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Hi all

Someone is selling his black Parker Fly classic build in 1998. Not mint some chips

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Some instructors have one Parker fly.

I like to hear what there experience are with the fly. What do i needs to check when i check this guitar out?

The price is € 850,- with gigbag


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post Feb 25 2009, 11:14 PM
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It's a beaut!


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post Feb 25 2009, 11:15 PM
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Awesome guitar. I've had a parker, most likely it'll be in flawless operating condition. Ask what kind of strings are on it. I find that elixers, though I like them, don't mix well with parkers because they already have a super smooth neck and something about the elixer coating makes it a little .. too smooth, if thats possible. Almost slippery smooth. So, if you experience this, ask what kind of strings are installed.

Make sure all the knobs and switches work, that the volume tapers nicely, and that the locking tuners are in good shape. Beyond that you're golden.


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post Feb 25 2009, 11:20 PM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Feb 25 2009, 11:15 PM) *
Awesome guitar. I've had a parker, most likely it'll be in flawless operating condition. Ask what kind of strings are on it. I find that elixers, though I like them, don't mix well with parkers because they already have a super smooth neck and something about the elixer coating makes it a little .. too smooth, if thats possible. Almost slippery smooth. So, if you experience this, ask what kind of strings are installed.

Make sure all the knobs and switches work, that the volume tapers nicely, and that the locking tuners are in good shape. Beyond that you're golden.



Hi JVM,

Ok will take that i mind.

But have some next questions

How is the neck feeling: is is fast?
And about the whammy bar: doe sit operate nice?
How was the "acoustic"sound of the piezo system?

Cheers


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post Feb 26 2009, 12:41 AM
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QUOTE (playaxeman @ Feb 25 2009, 05:20 PM) *
Hi JVM,

Ok will take that i mind.

But have some next questions

How is the neck feeling: is is fast?
And about the whammy bar: doe sit operate nice?
How was the "acoustic"sound of the piezo system?

Cheers


Sure,

1) the neck is fast. I wouldn't compare it to say, an Ibanez, it's not super thin, but it is fast. Substantial-yet-fast. I wasn't a fast player when I owned the parker (still not really, but I am a lot faster), but I can tell you it's comparable to a strat for me, with some refinements.

2) I'm not much of a whammy user. However I actually prefer the parker vibrato to the fender I have now, though that may partly be because I need to set it up a little better. I can tell you though, that parkers have my absolute FAVORITE BRIDGE I've ever had the pleasure to rest my picking hand on.

3) The acoustic sound is nice, and convincing. It isn't spot on, especially in the lower notes I find, but it can be tuned to be very accurate, depending on what kind of amp you use (using an acoustic amp would probably emit wonderful acoustic tone I imagine). It can be used to simulate acoustic parts of songs. It also is nice how you can mix between the magnetic and piezo pickups to create a nice blend. Some of my favorite sounds on the parker were from doing this.


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post Feb 26 2009, 08:45 AM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Feb 26 2009, 12:41 AM) *
Sure,

1) the neck is fast. I wouldn't compare it to say, an Ibanez, it's not super thin, but it is fast. Substantial-yet-fast. I wasn't a fast player when I owned the parker (still not really, but I am a lot faster), but I can tell you it's comparable to a strat for me, with some refinements.

2) I'm not much of a whammy user. However I actually prefer the parker vibrato to the fender I have now, though that may partly be because I need to set it up a little better. I can tell you though, that parkers have my absolute FAVORITE BRIDGE I've ever had the pleasure to rest my picking hand on.

3) The acoustic sound is nice, and convincing. It isn't spot on, especially in the lower notes I find, but it can be tuned to be very accurate, depending on what kind of amp you use (using an acoustic amp would probably emit wonderful acoustic tone I imagine). It can be used to simulate acoustic parts of songs. It also is nice how you can mix between the magnetic and piezo pickups to create a nice blend. Some of my favorite sounds on the parker were from doing this.



Hi JVM

Thx very much biggrin.gif


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post Feb 26 2009, 02:52 PM
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I think you'll really enjoy that one man!
DOn't forget to change the battery when you get a high sizzeling sound, the battery operates the piezzos..


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post Feb 26 2009, 10:18 PM
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QUOTE (David Wallimann @ Feb 26 2009, 08:52 AM) *
I think you'll really enjoy that one man!
DOn't forget to change the battery when you get a high sizzeling sound, the battery operates the piezzos..


Yes, thats one thing I forgot. I didn't have the classic but the nitefly, so they're a bit different I guess but when my battery ran out I got zero sound from any pickups, so remember that one, its an easy fix.


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post Feb 27 2009, 10:12 PM
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QUOTE (David Wallimann @ Feb 26 2009, 02:52 PM) *
I think you'll really enjoy that one man!
DOn't forget to change the battery when you get a high sizzeling sound, the battery operates the piezzos..



Ok Thx David.


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post Feb 27 2009, 10:25 PM
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I'll go for it, is a really nice guitar smile.gif


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