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Offline bass head

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« on: September 12, 2009, 03:22:17 PM »
Hi guys, does anyone know where to buy replacement knobs for my Parker bass? I'd like to get a set the same as the originals.


Nothing wrong with mine but I want to powder coat a set to match the finish on the bass but I want to keep the originals in case it looks like crap.
 

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009, 03:09:29 PM »
Anyone?
 

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2009, 04:10:20 PM »
I have no idea, sorry.

But that is a cool looking bass and I've always liked the looks of matching wood knobs if you can afford them.

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009, 05:11:32 PM »
I don't think the Parker knobs are anything special. They appear to be the standard dome knobs with an allen head set screw that is typically used on guitars.

Stewart MacDonald sells them: http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Knobs/Dome_knobs/Dome_Knob.html

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 12:25:35 PM »
Oh, I didn't think they were anything special, I just wanted to get the same.  Those stewmac ones are different plus two of the pots (on my bass) are double potsand have the split knobs...
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2009, 07:28:57 PM »
Oh, split knobs, huh? Those are harder to find. Did you try contacting Parker to see if they can get you some?

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2009, 04:26:04 AM »
Yes, I tried contacting Parker but no reply...
 

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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2009, 09:13:51 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by bass head

Yes, I tried contacting Parker but no reply...



OK. Well, here is a page with links that might help you to find a replacement knob: http://www.beavisaudio.com/techpages/Knobs/knobs.htm

Those split knobs are really hard to find. I hope you can round up some.

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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2009, 04:04:37 PM »
No reply?  Really?  Parker has responded to every single message I've ever sent (and there have been many).  What email address did you send your request to?  I can't imagine that they wouldn't be willing to send you some knobs (for a charge of course).

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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2009, 02:38:41 PM »
I just used the one from their website...
 

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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2009, 09:48:17 AM »
I finally got a reply and I was told to try Stewmac!

Is there anyone on the forum who actually works for Parker?
 

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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2009, 10:17:50 AM »
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Originally posted by bass head

I finally got a reply and I was told to try Stewmac!

Is there anyone on the forum who actually works for Parker?



I'm sure that someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that Parker Guitars was bought by US Music Corp after your Fly bass was made... so it's a good possibility the info as to where those were sourced from has been lost. Or they simply didn't want to take the time (or know how) to research it for you.

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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2009, 11:33:57 AM »
My guess is your second option.  I'm not real happy with the Parker CS guy, sure sounds like he couldn't be arsed looking it up...
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2009, 04:50:53 PM »
Apparently, Parker has changed product managers a couple of times since the basses were produced and records of parts suppliers were not stored anywhere.  
So, I've paid several thousand dollars for a guitar that less than three years after it was made, the manufacturer can't even tell me what parts are fitted to it.
Very professional...