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Offline BillyT

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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2011, 01:58:52 PM »
This thread is now officially open for input. Advise away Billy.
 

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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2011, 02:58:02 PM »


HERE IS A VERY LIMITED DRAWING USED FOR SCALING PURPOSES. SPECS ARE NOT DEFINED YET.
 

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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2011, 04:00:00 PM »
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I think a fretless would be awesome too btw.

A fretless carbon/glass neck - oh, yeah.
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2011, 04:05:44 PM »
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Originally posted by BillyT

http://www.usmusiccorp.com/ta/DF-bass-sample-1.jpg

HERE IS A VERY LIMITED DRAWING USED FOR SCALING PURPOSES. SPECS ARE NOT DEFINED YET.



Very nice! Just keep the weight down and I'm so buying a full carbon version. For the carbon version are you thinking neck thru or a carbon bolt on? Either way I'd be happy. Stability would be more important to me than anything.

The fretless option seems like a no brainer for Parker. No frets = lower production cost I would think. I may stand corrected though.

Terry, will this also include a piezo system to stick with the Parker tradition?

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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2011, 05:05:03 PM »
Yes, it will use a piezo bridge also.
 

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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2011, 07:11:24 PM »
overall, I think it looks really cool- its just begging to lose the frets...

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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2011, 01:08:27 AM »
My carbon fiber original Fly bass weighs about 7.25 lbs. the weight scale says.

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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2011, 03:23:05 AM »
Very nice shape, like a Maxx Fly in italic and just as I thought a very prominent upper horn. For me there are some conceptual similarities to Yamaha's RBX models which I think is a good thing as I've always liked them a lot both for their design and their quality. I even designed a guitar shape loosely based on them at one time that almost made it to the stage of being built. Still this preview is definitely and unmistakably a Parker shape. I'm really looking forward to these!

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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2011, 09:14:18 AM »
The best bass tones I've ever played have been from Warwick basses. So, whatever pickups and electronics they put in 'em, I would be very interested in seeing them in a Parker bass. Then my $$$ for a bass may go to Parker and not Warwick...

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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2011, 11:06:02 AM »
Warwick tone also could be partly from the tone woods like bubinga and wenge. I would like a light piece of ash myself.

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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2011, 12:44:19 PM »
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Originally posted by lucgravely

Warwick tone also could be partly from the tone woods like bubinga and wenge. I would like a light piece of ash myself.



I'm sure it's a big part... the Carbon Fiber reinforcement could cut down on the amount of heavy tonewood necessary to construct a rigid design (like your and my own FMS) yielding a lighter design without sacrificing tone. That's what I'd like :-)

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« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2011, 12:00:46 AM »
I just put zip ties on the headstock/tuners area to hold down the string buzz. This is on an original Fly bass. I don't know what changed but the downward angle is not holding the string angle down enough. The treble G string was completely out of the nut slot. I wanted to use string trees but there is so little room to install string trees that it was a hard problem to figure out. I just happened to see some zip ties and gave them a try. It is working ok so far. Not a nice look but I wanted performance. Feels like he G string tension has been increased over the original feel.

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« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2011, 06:28:54 AM »
Yeah, my son's Warwick double buck corvette has active/passive/coil split and everything in between. The natural honey violin finished wood is awesome. The stock photo's doesn't do it justice. http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Warwick-Corvette-Double-Buck-4String-Bass?sku=519182

There is a lot of innovation in basses out there.

I agree with other's that the single most important thing for Parker to do to set itself apart from the rest is weight.

Make the lightest bad @SS bass on the market. The FLY WEIGHT (BASS) !  The Maxx imyumm Punch per Pound on the Planet !

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« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2011, 10:41:21 PM »
I'd love to see a production version of the original Fly Bass prototype that was shown in BP magazine years ago. That article, with the accompanying Steve Swallow interview, inspired many of us to seek out the Fly Bass. The model we were delivered, in my view, missed the mark in various ways. Referring to my '03 FB5, the shape was not elegantly sculpted, the upper horn digs into your chest. The DiMarzio pickups are noisy and sound artificial. The Fishman piezo is wonderful, but on it's own can't deliver all the tones we need. Weight and balance is very good, and the neck is superb. Craftsmanship unparalleled. Acoustically, the G-string is a bit dead compared to the others.

My .02 cents:
Keep the Sperzel tuners, minimalist headstock, Fishman Piezo, bridge, composite fretboard. As an option, bring back the white nut as seen in early promo materials. Keep the cost down by offering only solid colors, no natural finishes. FIx the dead g-string by adjusting mass.

That said, give me a nicely executed bass or baritone version of the Fly classic, with several pickup options, 7.5 lbs. or under, and I'd gladly pay full retail!
 

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« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2011, 04:53:03 AM »
I agree with opting for the body shape/design of the original prototype-
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k300/billioo/Guitars/magfront.jpg
I still remember getting that issue and drooling over that cover.

And the light weight is a must, expecially since I've hit 40 I'm playing the lightest basses I own on gigs instead of the most expensive :)

I would also like to have an option of one humbucker (as the bp mag cover proto pic) or two jazz pickups.

One thing that I also dig is large side dots.  I have a modulus that I played for 20 years that I finally had refurbished by Mike Dolan and one request was to put large side dots on the neck, same size as usually on the front.  This is great on dark stages, I don't even need front dots as long as I have large side ones.

my 2 cents, can't wait til NAMM 2012!