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Offline marvin jensen

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« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2007, 08:32:20 PM »
Here it is in the "white"

Or perhaps a later bass, not sure judging from the date in the corner of the photo!??
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Offline jamrcat

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« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2007, 08:59:43 PM »
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Or perhaps a later bass, not sure judging from the date in the corner of the photo!??
The lower bout in this pic doesn't look the same as the one in the former picture unless it got recut! [:)]

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Offline marvin jensen

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« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2007, 09:06:47 PM »
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Originally posted by jamrcat

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Or perhaps a later bass, not sure judging from the date in the corner of the photo!??
The lower bout in this pic doesn't look the same as the one in the former picture unless it got recut! [:)]

01' Parker Fly Classic w/SD Black Backs
05' Parker TR P-36 Modified w/SD's
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I think you're right.  After posting I took note of the date and added things up, no way to make the publication date of that mag.!!
Plus I painted the bass in the mag. shortly after I got to Parkers in the basement of fishmans which would have been late 91'
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Offline simonlock

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« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2007, 11:53:02 PM »
That last photo looks like the Steve Swallow bass.

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Offline dave black

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« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2007, 09:32:43 AM »
i wonder if parker will ever put one of those basses into production...i just don't dig the parker production basses...
 

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« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2010, 10:13:58 AM »
I played the original Parker Bass...and the first run of prototype guitars when Ken first unveiled them. I was the editor of one of the major music trade magazines at the time and got a call from my pals at Korg USA to come to their HQ on Long Island. They had them all set up in the demo room. You can imagine how "alien" they looked and felt at the time. I think I actually wrote the first magazine mention EVER on Parker. If I recall, I put one of the cover of the issue at the time.

I have to look through my archives to find it. I know somewhere I have photos I shot of that original run of prototypes. I may even have a group shot with Ken, etc. in it. I'm sure I have them "somewhere" here in my stacks of files.
 

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Offline sybersitizen

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« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2010, 02:54:35 PM »
Now that Parker has reportedly discontinued those bogus basses they've been selling, I wonder if they might devote some resources to producing one worthy of the name. I'd love to have something like that prototype:



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Offline Bill

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« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2010, 08:20:18 PM »
Cool.

Think how great it would be to have a 5 pound bass.

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« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2010, 03:40:56 PM »
nice
 

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Offline blackfly

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« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2010, 02:17:46 PM »
Yeah, with all the other nightmares going on in the early days, that nice bass on the mag cover never made it into production. I remember Ken saying the review was way premature. it's too bad because I think that white bass was much more 'fly' than the production models, but I can't really say anything about sound or playability, as I've never picked up a production bass.
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