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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by billio, Mar 15, 2006.
I did, placed the order 5 minutes ago!! Transparent red, 5 string Parker Fly
I've got one in natural, and I love it....it surprises me how many people find them ugly. I really like the design.
lets get a pic up in this piece
(ill never say that again)
I don't have any pics of my bass itself...these don't do them justice.
I'd love to have one!!!
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.
I'll post some pics once it arrives
I am one of those people...
The thing that bothers me the most is the headstock design, and how the G is kinda free-floating for a little bit.
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?
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.
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?
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.
I do really like the guitars though.
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.
That's his bass player Mike Gallaher, a converted SICK GUITARIST:
...sorry, couldn't resist!
Damn, 8 to 10 months build time...
Belew rules, wish he would play somewhere within driving distance. Any chance to catch him in action is always worth it.
Belew is the shizzle:
http://grasstain.com/images/NAMMw2006/Adrian Fears The Dolls record.JPG
Even Aido FEARS THE DOLLS!!!
No I havent seen many parkers in the shops since the big rush of them in the mid to late 1990's.