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Offline syncopa

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Any possibilities of another Fly Bass?
« on: March 01, 2011, 01:11:29 PM »
Has Parker revisited the thought of making basses again? I have an FB4 and would love to gig with it, but since it's not really replaceable it stays in the studio.
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Offline BillyT

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 01:59:25 PM »
We will be introducing a MaxxFly bass at Anahiem NAMM 2012. Some will surely be out before that though. We will do both a full carbon and a bolt style bass.
As to pickup types and configuration, now would be the time to chime in.
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 07:24:22 PM »
Wow!  That's awesome news.
I'm not hip enough to pick ups on Bass to bring anything worthwhile to this table, only that the J-bass config is the one I like most, so far.

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 09:32:13 PM »
Terry, I play bass in a band, and I would prefer passive electronics with a passive/active EQ (active EQ is bypass-able). I would love to have a full carbon MaxxFly shaped 4 string. Fodera has the best preamp I've heard, and i really like Seymour Duncan Jazz pickups.

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Offline BrainWorm

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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 12:07:35 AM »
http://www.fodera.com/PublicPages/Home.aspx

Guess you intended Fodera.

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 05:04:17 AM »
Cool news and early, that's nice, thanks for the look into the future!
I'll tell all bass players I know.
He'll be happy! [:P]

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011, 06:33:18 AM »
I agree with the pup's being passive with a switchable pre-amp, and although I do like the DiMarzio Jazz's that are in the FB4, I'm thinking more like the MM Stingray. With a large humbucker, but splittable, so you can access single coil sounds that'll be noiseless. Not so sure if it's necessary to have the locking sperzels on a bass. Also the choice between a bolt on and a full wrap carbon would be nice. Lastly, an upgraded version of the piezo bridge would be sweet, as mixing the mag pups with the piezo can really add punch. I look forward to seeing what you guys come up with, as I do really dig the new DraMaxxFly.
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2011, 07:43:33 AM »
Also I'd like to add I'd like the see the body smaller and sleeker that the previous bass. The previous was TOO "wide" and the horns seemed too long and clumsy. I'd like to see it more proportioned like the DF line. And light weight is a must. I hate a heavy bass. How much did the old bass weigh? I really think the bass should stay around 7 lbs if possible.

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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2011, 09:08:49 AM »
I'm pretty sure that with the name "MaxxFly bass" Terry used in his post you'll get something very close to the DF line shape.

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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2011, 10:01:57 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by Nefarius

I'm pretty sure that with the name "MaxxFly bass" Terry used in his post you'll get something very close to the DF line shape.

Greetings...
Nef



I agree, I just hope it comes out as nice as I envision it.

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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2011, 10:06:20 AM »
I might convince myself to do some photoshopping of what it could look like (curious myself).

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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2011, 11:18:24 AM »
That actually put a smile on my face!  I love my Mojo bass.
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2011, 12:26:37 PM »
Got any performance pics with you and the bass?

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Offline BillyT

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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2011, 01:05:06 PM »
Nef,

I am posting a PDF later today of the line drawings we have made so far.
I'm working with the pickup manufacturers on a concept I have for this bass that "To Me" is in the Parker vein of creative offerings. I want to put three pickups in this bass like a strat has, with the center RWRP so that in position 4 it would be a stingray neck pickup sound and in 4 it would be a Stingray bridge pickup sound. Maybe in position 1 you would get the old longhorn single coil tone.
 

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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2011, 01:27:09 PM »
Can't wait to see these.  Would love to offer my designer two-cents on aesthetics if asked.

I think a fretless would be awesome too btw.


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