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Offline P-Funk

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« on: September 30, 2005, 11:16:36 AM »
hey, im reasonably new to the forum and to parker intruments. i got my first parker on saturday (a dark red parker fly deluxe) its a beautifull intrument but i have one problem. my open top E string buzzes when i play it making it sound like a sitar or something. this might sound quite interesting but it is driving me mad. anyone know anything i could do to stop it from buzzing? i have tried adjusting the action and it didnt help. thanks.
 

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2005, 12:36:32 PM »
Is buzzing on one particular fret, all up the neck, or just when played open?

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2005, 04:12:04 PM »
just open, the rest is fine
 

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2005, 03:55:00 AM »
Sounds as if the slot in the nut is too deep. Is it a new instrument, or could someone else have been using it before you acquired it?

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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2005, 12:34:38 PM »
it was second hand off ebay, i think you are right about the nut, i can see the string is touching the first fret slightly. adjusting the truss rod hasnt helped either
 

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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2005, 01:09:25 PM »
It is the nut. You can get one from Parkers service, call there is a 800 number on the web site. [^]


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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2005, 01:52:14 PM »
hey thanks for the help, i took it to my local guitar tech and he said it wasnt the nut but the strings wernt at enough of an angle going into the nut so hes going to install some string ties. anyone else got these on their parker?
 

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2005, 04:06:40 PM »
No and he is full of crap. It is the nut it isn't cut properly. Pulling down on the strings with a string tree will hurt the guitars ability to return to tune with the whammy bar. Don't let him near it. [^]

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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2005, 08:23:45 AM »
ok thanks, ive taken your advice and not had those string ties put in, now i do not know any people to fix my guitar in my area. would it be possable for parker to fix it for me? and how would i get in touch with them?
 

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2005, 08:45:05 AM »
1-800-877-6863

That is there support phone number. I don't know if they can or will put a new nut on for you but you can ask. You can get a nut from them but it wont be finish cut. If I remember correctly the nut I got from them wasn't cut at all so it takes a bit of skill to get the slots cut in the correct location. Another trick you can do is shim the nut on your guitar. A single strip of paper and Superglue is all it takes.  If you feel brave and handy, Good luck. [^]

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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2005, 08:45:21 AM »
1-800-877-6863 hit ext 0 for the Operator and ask for Customer Service.  They are very busy right now and it may be a while before they can do the work.  Your best bet is to have them send you a new nut (cut) and have someone local install it for you.  It's not difficult, you may even want to do it yourself.  I have actually done it, and for someone whose wife has banned power tools in the home, that's saying something.

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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2005, 02:44:54 PM »
i think raising the nut is a good idea,also that one slot can be filled with super glue and then recut to the proper depth.if you do it yourself just tape off the area around the nut and go slowly.for a high e string slot you could probably use a razor blade.
 

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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2005, 02:48:40 PM »
i dont think i will be trying to do anything myself just yet lol but ive ordered a new nut. thanks alot
 

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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2005, 11:24:31 AM »
hi again, ive had the nut re cut and that seems to have done the job. i have kept the nut as a spare, however there is still one thing that is bugging me. when ever i bend the high E string up past the 12th fret the string seems to catch on something and deadens the note. is this a case of the action being too low? please help!
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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2005, 01:46:04 PM »
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Originally posted by P-Funk

when ever i bend the high E string up past the 12th fret the string seems to catch on something and deadens the note. is this a case of the action being too low? please help!



Yes. What your experiencing is called "fretting out" it is very common on guitars with a small 7.5 inch fret board radius. Is much less common on guitars like Parkers with conical radius 10 to 13 or whatever the Parker is. The only cure is to raise the bridge or don't bend the string quite that far. [^]

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