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Offline beedubyuh

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Parker Fly Bass FB4 2003
« on: August 30, 2012, 11:29:37 AM »
Hi, I recently (like yesterday) acquired a Parker Fly Bass FB4 dated from 2003. It is beautiful, incredibly lightweight, so comfortable. I took it to band practice last night and fell in luv. I am so impressed with the quality and innovation of the build. My tastes have always been for G&L basses (SB-1, L-1000, El Toro), I also have a 12-string Waterstone TP-12. This Parker is so different, but satisfies me just the same. I am looking forward to playing with all the different settings, dialing in a few "go-to" tones. I'm really looking forward to gigging with this. I spent a lot of time on this forum researching what Parker was all about. The info that everyone has shared was invaluable. I intend to make my own contribution as I get to know this beauty better.

Pix to come!

Later!
« Last Edit: July 28, 2013, 12:09:00 PM by beedubyuh »
Parker: Fly FB4 | Waterstone: TP-12 | G&L: El Toro, L-1000, SB-1 | Peavey VB-2 | Bergantino: HT210, HT115 | GK: MB212

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Re: Parker Fly Bass FB4 2004
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012, 11:54:39 AM »
Congrats and welcome to the Parker Forum beedubyuh!   8)
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Re: Parker Fly Bass FB4 2004
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 10:31:45 PM »
Parker: Fly FB4 | Waterstone: TP-12 | G&L: El Toro, L-1000, SB-1 | Peavey VB-2 | Bergantino: HT210, HT115 | GK: MB212

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Re: Parker Fly Bass FB4 2004
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 05:46:00 AM »
Sweet! Really like the look of the carbon fiber on the back of the neck. What does she weigh?   8)
'99 Simonized Artist 4lbs13oz; '97 TransRed Artist 4lbs9oz; '00 TransCherry Classic w/SD's 5lbs3oz; Line 6 Vetta II

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Re: Parker Fly Bass FB4 2004
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 10:47:34 AM »
7.5 lbs at the most. Crazy.
Parker: Fly FB4 | Waterstone: TP-12 | G&L: El Toro, L-1000, SB-1 | Peavey VB-2 | Bergantino: HT210, HT115 | GK: MB212

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Re: Parker Fly Bass FB4 2004
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 08:15:48 PM »
Sorry, no intentions of hijacking, but figured I'd share a pic of mine with all. There truly is nothing like playing these. It's a shame they don't continue this product. I understand that it is/was a nightmare to manufacture, but the one's that turned out well are incredible!
Without further adieu...

http://imageshack.us/a/img51/6439/20120521225231523.jpg
1998 Fly Classic, FB4 Bass, P6E acoustic, DF522 FR Dragonfly

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Re: Parker Fly Bass FB4 2004
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 08:40:15 PM »
Very nice! As they say, "Nothing plays like a Parker".  ;)
'99 Simonized Artist 4lbs13oz; '97 TransRed Artist 4lbs9oz; '00 TransCherry Classic w/SD's 5lbs3oz; Line 6 Vetta II

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Re: Parker Fly Bass FB4 2004
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013, 01:09:52 PM »
Holy crap that's gorgeous! I've not seen the sunburst before. I only know of the trans red and trans amber. I agree with everything you said, too. Mine has become my main bass. It is so well designed. I won't take it to gigs, though, because it is almost irreplaceable : (
Parker: Fly FB4 | Waterstone: TP-12 | G&L: El Toro, L-1000, SB-1 | Peavey VB-2 | Bergantino: HT210, HT115 | GK: MB212

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Re: Parker Fly Bass FB4 2004
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2013, 05:52:14 PM »
Holy crap that's gorgeous! I've not seen the sunburst before.

Yea, she's a bute! I have seen only one other sunburst before. I believe Brainworms, from here has one. And I've heard that Ken Parker had one made. Mine was made in the Mass. factory before parker was sold to US Music, but was unfinished. It was bought and customized (painted) by Boogie St  Guitars. BSG is kind of a Washburn (read US Music) Custom Shop.
1998 Fly Classic, FB4 Bass, P6E acoustic, DF522 FR Dragonfly

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Re: Parker Fly Bass FB4 2004
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2013, 07:58:02 PM »
Nice! I love my Parker, but she's only a Mojo FB04 model... no piezo, and dual ceramic and steel pickups with an 18 volt doubler. She sounds like thunder, but I really wish it was a five string with piezos, but I can't afford one. Yet. LOL. <one day... one day...> :)