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Offline AndyI

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« on: October 23, 2009, 11:14:52 PM »
It has taken a while, but they are finally here. 1 Bronze, 1 custom and 1 Artist.

Words can't describe how excited I am, so here are the pictures (note the Graphtech ghost piezos in the custom trem) [:D] :








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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2009, 11:31:43 PM »
Wow....that custom....wow....
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And a bunch of other guitars that aren't getting played any more...

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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2009, 12:47:31 AM »
Another wow!

"Brainverms come crawling and creeping and eat you when you're sleeping."
"Brainverms come crawling and creeping and eat you when you're sleeping."

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2009, 12:49:31 AM »
That custom looks like it can play itself!

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2009, 04:51:27 AM »
Yeah - love that custom - congrats Andy - hope teh airline takes good care of them on the way back to SA.
Re. the custom - the GK3 is mounted flt to the body? Thet's great . The Midi Flys I have seen have it raised up on the bass side. Does your body have a flat-carved top?

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2009, 07:04:36 AM »
Wow, you dont mess around !

You wont be needing that bed in the background as you wont be doing much sleeping for awhile.

CONGRATULATIONS !


So the custom is SSH, V.Reid's trem, ghost/graphtech,and Maple top?

But also the DragonFly headstock on the Fly body. Thats got to be a first. Anything else ?

What does PP stand for on the back of headstock ?

You are the first I know to simultaneously acquire a Bronze and an Artist. Please do an A/B sometime on the piezo's. I just want to know if there is any significant difference in the tones since they are so closely related.


Go play your heart out !


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A few Flys in my soup

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2009, 08:34:47 AM »
Um, I have to go touch myself now.

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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2009, 09:25:28 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by Bill

Wow, you dont mess around !

You wont be needing that bed in the background as you wont be doing much sleeping for awhile.

CONGRATULATIONS !


So the custom is SSH, V.Reid's trem, ghost/graphtech,and Maple top?

But also the DragonFly headstock on the Fly body. Thats got to be a first. Anything else ?

What does PP stand for on the back of headstock ?

You are the first I know to simultaneously acquire a Bronze and an Artist. Please do an A/B sometime on the piezo's. I just want to know if there is any significant difference in the tones since they are so closely related.


Go play your heart out !


A few Flys in my soup



The V Reid has an original Floyd, this is the Graphtech Floyd. Other than that this is the first guitar they have ever built with this spec. Apparently their Solidworks operator had to design new routs for the hardware and then they had to build a new tool to complete this combination in a Fly body. It's also the first time they've separated the wiring completely for the 13-pin and the piezo / mag - meaning that the piezo and mag work as they would in a normal Fly and the 13-pin is totally independent - thank you Eric and Terry.

The PP is for Poplar body / Poplar neck. They can't get the Floyd locknut to sit well in a basswood neck. It sounds really sweet and the piezos have a slightly woodier sound than the Fishmans. Can't wait to get this out on the road next week.

I'll A/B the piezos when I'm back in my home studio, but bear in mind - Artist has .10 nickel strings and the Bronze has .11 bronze, so there is already a huge tonal difference before the electronics.

I'll post some pics of the guys working on the guitars in the next few days. What a class act they all are. I must admit to having been a little nervous when I heard of the production issues, but after I saw the team in action at Parker, I've got to say that I can't think of a better place to spend my money on guitars.

btw Stevie, re travel, if you look on the bed behind the guitars, you'll see my new mono double case - kevlar for two guitars. Vernon Reid is also using these bags. http://www.monocase.com/mono-dual-electric.asp

The GK3 is not flush with the body. Small gap on the bass side. Look for the little blue wire I still have to tuck in there.



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« Last Edit: October 24, 2009, 09:26:55 AM by AndyI »
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2009, 01:15:58 PM »
Holy crap Andy! What's next? Let us know if you have a favorite. [8D]

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2009, 02:24:56 PM »
Whew, really great grain structure and burst finish on the custom, congratulations!

Greetings...
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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2009, 02:59:08 PM »
SOOOOOOOO SWEEEET! Love the guitars Andy!
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2009, 03:14:56 PM »
That's a great looking guitar !!!
May I ask why you used the GK route since you're having the Ghost Piezo in it?
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2009, 04:31:11 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Dreamsy

That's a great looking guitar !!!
May I ask why you used the GK route since you're having the Ghost Piezo in it?

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2 reasons - 1st is that Parker don't do the hexpander for whatever reason. The other is that I'm using the pickup for VG-99 which is COSM modelling, not midi triggering, although  do use the Axon AX50 as well. I'm in your neck of the woods tonight - 13th arondissement - with the guitars :-).

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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2009, 09:51:10 PM »
All I can say is WOW!!

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« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2009, 09:45:37 AM »
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

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