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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2010, 07:56:29 PM »
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just thought of something else-

It would be great to be able to have mags not routed through power chip but still be able to mix in stereo with piezos.


Yeah, I've had that thought from time to time, too. But I think it might have to be that way for impedance matching between the different types of pickups when they are blended. Not 100% sure on that, though.

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« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2010, 09:58:30 PM »
Been sayin for years,

"Plug-N-play Pups"

Standard pup cavity and some type of male/female solderless connection.


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« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2010, 12:16:22 AM »
I think the best route to go would be to use very standard pickups though. Although the Gen1 pickups in my fly are great - I would not swap them out for anything I can think of - but I think that may be part of the downside of the original Flys - the pickups are really hard to adjust - compared to regular pickups and you just about have to make your own to find any kind of variety if you wanted to swap them out.

The main thing is the appropriateness of the pickup's tone - is it suited for the guitar it's in - that's the main thing. Also, offering SSH HH SH SHH HSH combo options would be a plus too.
 

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« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2010, 05:49:18 PM »
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Lace pickups are pretty great too!  Plus, the Alumitone pups are really light.[:D]

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Agreed...the ALumitone's sound great and look very modern, like Parker guitars do.

I am an EMG fanatic, because of the low noise and high gain, but I would vote Lace Alumitone's
 

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« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2010, 05:51:30 PM »
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If the platform is to be at the lower, rather than higher end of the scale, you may want to consider GFS pickups.  I've seen people rave about them, and they are really affordable.  It is likely that they would work on a custom pup just for Parker.  But, if your decision is driven more by brand recognition than sound, that's probably not a good idea.

Just for the record, I LOVE the PRS "513" idea - 5 single coils configured in a HSH pattern.  That lets you really nail just about any tone you could ever want (except maybe a P-90).  Pair that with Parker versatility and you have a winner in my book. [:)] [8D] [^]

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YES!! GFS pickups are VERY good, I have used them extensively in my own custom made guitars.

The 5-1-3 combo is very cool and another great idea to get a variety of tones.
 

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« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2010, 12:31:43 PM »
I don't care much for brands.  But for me, the DF824 I have is closest to sonic nirvana I've gotten except in one aspect.  Te neck pick up splits beautifully but the bridge pick up is not as straty when split.  BTW my config is  tb14 custom 5 Bridge, an ssl6 middle and a 59 neck.
But FWIW, this configuration is fantastic.  I can do great woody Jazz tones ('59) and great strat tones too.  The SSL6 in the middle also gives a fantastic R&B rhythm sound.  Quite close to a tele but less woody because of the guitar construction itself.
My take on it is that, for me, I am looking at tonal versatility.  I want A guitar that's a strat, a 335, a JEM, a BRian May special, all rolled into one.  Maybe the 513 PRS system is good for that, I don't know. I've never heard it, but it always appealed to me.
And on the aesthetic side, no rings, please.
Terry, without letting the cat out of any bag, it would help if we had any data about the direction the guitar goes into.  At all.  Or even the public it targets marketing-wise.

One more thing.  I would have loved to love a good Jazz box from Parker.  Something along the lines of what KP is doing now but within the reach of mortals, and with a good pickup mounted.
Maybe with an acoustic amplification system which lets the guitar speak.  BTW, Maton guitars from Australia make the most natural sounding pick up I've ever heard, without need for an acoustic imager like the aura system.
So, although I may be diverging a bit in the thread, I'd love to hear a good PAF or 59 on a jazz parker box selling for around 2K with an acoustic system that allows the guitar to breathe.

My final note - I LOVE to hear from Parker that a new line of guitars is being planned.  It's creation for the future and gives me confidence in our future!
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« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2010, 02:25:41 AM »
I'm probably a bit biased as I've always been a DiMarzio guy and never cared much for EMGs. But still I'd say go for EMGs if it's the lower end of the scale to satisfy the wannabe-shred-kids that won't accept anything else. Obviously this also hugely depends on the visual style and target audience. If you're looking for vintage style it would also be cool to go Bare Knuckle.

For high end models in comparison I don't think brands are that important as a typical buyer is probably much more open to trying what suits the model best and going beyond what they are used to. Then again there aren't a lot of stores with a huge variety of high end Parkers to test drive (at least in Europe). So for those who buy a Parker over the internet time tested and well known classics like DiMarzios and Duncans are probably best as the buyer knows what to expect.

All in all I'd love to see more variety and options. Not only good old "one model one pickup" like Deluxe/DiMarzio or Mojo/Duncans. Maybe a choice of two or even three pickup configurations per model. Don't know, maybe Parker <InsertFavouriteInsect> DM, Parker <InsertFavouriteInsect> SD, Parker <InsertFavouriteInsect> BK...

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« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2010, 02:12:57 PM »

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« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2010, 04:29:01 PM »
I have a Mojo with P-rails I'd sell if you interested.
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« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2010, 06:40:37 PM »
Sorry Alex. I'm looking at a bad financial patch But our of curiosity, the P-rails, just "meh?"

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« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2010, 09:20:07 AM »
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Sorry Alex. I'm looking at bankruptcy, joblessness, a few lawsuits and living on the streets. I'm thinking someone who can play and lives indoors that has money would be a good-er candidate.


I hope that is just a joke. I mean Obama said that the recession is over, how could this be? *rolling eyes* All those people in Washington need to be slapped into reality. If anyone saw 60 Minutes last night, it's very obvious that things will not be any better for several more years, and may get worse still. If 60 Minutes came to Las Vegas instead of Silicon Valley where the true unemployment rate is estimated at 17%, the picture they painted would have been even more bleak as our true unemployment rate here in Las Vegas is somewhere around 22% or maybe even higher.

Anyway, I hope things are not as bad as you say doombilly. I am already planning to be out of work again in the next six months when the economy "double dips". Call me a pessimist if you want, but I think this is reality.

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« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2010, 08:56:18 AM »
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Sorry Alex. I'm looking at bankruptcy, joblessness, a few lawsuits and living on the streets. I'm thinking someone who can play and lives indoors that has money would be a good-er candidate. But our of curiosity, the P-rails, just "meh?"

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Yes I hope that was meant to be funny because it is really heard much too often these days.

The P-rails work great. I would rather pick up one of my other Flys then switch sounds on the p-rails. If you could have only one or two Flys the p-rails do a lot of sounds but I have two S3 and three HH Flys all set up differently I just don't get enough use out of the p-rail Mojo.
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« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2010, 08:11:58 AM »
I wish I was joking. Good to know that info Alex. Just for my own curiosity. Sorry to threadjack. Happy thoughts to all of you.

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« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2010, 09:07:43 AM »
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I wish I was joking.


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« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2010, 01:45:44 PM »
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I wish I was joking. Good to know that info Alex. Just for my own curiosity. Sorry to threadjack. Happy thoughts to all of you.

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