Sorry man, but I think you were had. I bought a ( what was claimed to be ) Parker P?? BASS. from 1stdeal.com on EBAY. I should not have but my Schecter is far too heavy for me, and my Parker Fly Deluxe 6 string weighs in at just over 5 pounds. So I also read that Parker PB 51 basses are about 7#s.
The creeps I bought it from at 1stdeal.com gave me major hassles when I tried to return it. They were vague about the weight when I asked before I bought and they referred me to Amazon's site for details on the PB 51. I paid them ~ $1500.00 .
Well, when I got it, it was marked on the headstock with "Parker NORACT sn: 08011048" and was made in Indonesia. And it weighed about 12 pounds. When I posted to get it returned they failed to send a RMA # so I had to post them again. I sent it off after they pretended like I should have known that was 12 pounds!- even though the Amazon site said ~ 7 pounds.
After waiting more than a month for the credit back to my card, I posted them again: " Sir, according to UPS this item was shipped to you : Ground; on 7-15-11; tracking number 1z7r27714296101170. And according to their records as related to me by â€œLouâ€, the UPS store manager, the â€œParkerâ€ package, your RMA # 90259, was received and signed for by a one â€œJeffreyâ€ as your receiving agent at 1:23 PM (PST), and noted by the UPS driver as â€œend of dayâ€ delivery".
and they told me that they never got it. So luckily I got them on a conference a call with the UPS manager, and they said bassically " Oh, well you didn't mark on the box that it was the Parker guitar that you were returning".! EVEN though their RMA # was on the box!
I did yell a bit that I would be happy to sue them as I am a retired angry old man... but they said they would finally return my money. They did. But they told me that I should have understood their internal procedure better as to what "Jefffrey" needs to do his job! I have had few expeiences with a vendor that were more enraging. My lesson learned is : Never buy a guitar without seeing it and playing it first. It cost me about $65 to mail it back, even though their site (1stdeal.com) says they pay for return post. They didn't offer and I was frankly tired of dealing with them.
I have bought several guitars since then, and all were played by me before I bought them.
Send it back, if you can! BTW If yours was not from Korea, I would have suspected that it was the one I returned. But I think now that there is some kind of fake Parker 5 string base being made by pirates in the Indian Ocean or the Spanish Main - somewhere off the coast of Tortuga , Arrrrgh!.
PS I am still on the look out for a nice LIGHT REAL Parker bass. If anyone knows of one, let me know. I will fly anywhere in the USA to check it out ... and my Schecter 5 Diamond is still available.