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Parker Bass arrived.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TrickDog, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. Very, very nice. I got the 'Butterscotch' five string. More versatile than I had hoped for, and the craftmanship (oops, craftpersonship) is excellent.

    Thanks to Chad at Bass Northwest for great service. An easy purchasing process.
  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north

    I'd love to see a picture... ;)
  3. I wish they looked as cool as Steve Swallow's.
  4. Same here.
  5. Well....... I wish I looked as cool as Steve Swallow.
  6. Testing... Did this work?

  7. So do I.
  8. Nope. Damn!
  9. Okay, I think I figured it out. Here is the pic (I hope)
  10. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  11. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Congrats! Not just on getting a new bass, but for getting what YOU wanted. I've always wondered how many people here changed their mind on getting a particular bass based on not their own experience, but on what others said about it. I'm glad you based it on YOUR opinions of it, and not ours.
  12. I am SO envious! Okay.... Please tell me how.
  13. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    A local store (Hix in Aurora) has a five in just like that, but it's hung w-a-y up high and they're so busy right now that I feel guilty asking them to pull it down for a test drive. I may after the holidays if it's still there.

    I don't do fives, so it's not a big deal. I may have to knock over a gas station to buy a four, though...I've been waiting so long!

    What's it sound like? Is it J'ish?
  14. Woodchuck - Thanks. I've always been rather independent minded. I had certain requirements and this looked like the one. After owning a gazillion basses through the years, I actually enjoy this one the most. Previous (and current) basses were Fenders - Jazz and P, Alembic Series I, Carvins, G&L, Rick 2001, Gibson EB-3, MM Sterling (very nice!), Gibson Ripper, Lakland 55-02, and others I've forgotten at the moment. I've played pro for 15 years, then weekend warrior for 12. Oh damn, when did I get so OLD?

    Sorry, rant off.
  15. Well, the bridge pickup is J-ish, but the neck pickup is... well, I'm not sure how to describe it. Less mid punch with a slight increase in low end. I'm still experimenting with it. When you blend in the Piezo, it can get very interesting.

    The action is very nice. Factory setup was actually a bit low for me. And I like it low.
  16. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Hmmm. Sounds tasty!
  17. How much do these generally cost?
  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Wild. I like it.
  19. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    How many ounces does it weigh?