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Has anyone just bought a Parker Fly 5 string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by billio, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. billio

    billio Bass Head

    I did, placed the order 5 minutes ago!! Transparent red, 5 string Parker Fly:hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

    Hot DAMN!
  2. binnerscot@msn.


    Aug 4, 2005
    I've got one in natural, and I love it....it surprises me how many people find them ugly. I really like the design.
  3. Red701


    Aug 5, 2005
    lets get a pic up in this piece

    (ill never say that again)
  4. binnerscot@msn.


    Aug 4, 2005
    I don't have any pics of my bass itself...these don't do them justice.

    Attached Files:

  5. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    I'd love to have one!!!
  6. The Hammer

    The Hammer

    Jul 13, 2004
    I saw Adrian Belew this summer and his bass player played a 4 string red one. It had tone to die for! I've had Parker Gass for awhile now.
  7. billio

    billio Bass Head

    I'll post some pics once it arrives
  8. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    I am one of those people...:meh:

    The thing that bothers me the most is the headstock design, and how the G is kinda free-floating for a little bit.
  9. andysvec

    andysvec Supporting Member

    I've always wanted to try one myself, all of my basses are over 9-10lbs and I'm getting too old to handle them night after night. Isn't the average weight of a parker around 7lb?
  10. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Yeah, there's some budget models coming out, dont think they'll be offered in a 5 string though I really aint too sure. I have seen pics of the 4 string models though.
  11. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    I played a 4 string red one at Truetone, interesting tone... other than the piezo, it sounded like an active Modulus VJ. It was a little pricey for what it offered me.

    Does Jay Terrien play one?
  12. fookgub


    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Yeah, I can't get into the Fly either. I like the headstock fine, but the body just looks 'tubby' to me. Like a Fly guitar that has been stuffing itself with doughnuts and fried chicken for too long. :meh:

    I do really like the guitars though.
  13. Jay Terrien plays TWO:


    I have new nuts on mine to accomodate my E-C tunings.

    If you want to hear what they sound like in "ACTION", check out "Double-Entendre" and "JTIWYP" here:

    (The other two tunes are EXCLUSIVELY fretless.)

    FWIW, I only used my red Parker Fly 5 and my custom 6 string Status Graphite fretless on this particular record. ;)


  14. That's his bass player Mike Gallaher, a converted SICK GUITARIST:
    http://grasstain.com/images/Adrian Belew

  15. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    ...sorry, couldn't resist!
  16. Awesome!! :)
  17. billio

    billio Bass Head

    Damn, 8 to 10 months build time...
  18. Akito


    Dec 1, 2003
    Belew rules, wish he would play somewhere within driving distance. Any chance to catch him in action is always worth it.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    No I havent seen many parkers in the shops since the big rush of them in the mid to late 1990's.

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