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Offline VOX AC-30TBX

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Parker Fly Artist
« on: September 28, 2014, 11:00:40 AM »
I want to thank danjazzny for letting me borrow one of his Parker Artist so
that I can A/B that guitar with my Telecaster. The Artist sounds great thru
my Top Hat-King Royale the neck very easy to play and I get a lot of different
sounds. Now I know danjazzny has a Classic with SD in it and I've played it.
The SD sound thicker then the stock one in the Artist so with that said I'm
thinking of moving some of my gear to get a Parker and I'm keeping my Amp.
What does it take to replace the pickups in the Artist and who does that? The
light weight feels good on my back and shoulder. I do like the guitar a lot but
I feel for me from what I'm hearing a pickup change would be an up grade to
my sound. I still have to play the Artist thru my Johnson J Station and go thru
all the sounds. Do most of you who play Parker guitars do you stay with the
stock pickups or do you change them out and does your Amp have anything
to do with it.
Lou D

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Re: Parker Fly Artist
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 11:14:25 AM »
Do most of you who play Parker guitars do you stay with the stock pickups or do you change them out...

It seems that many of the people who actually post here like to customize pickups, modify controls, bypass the piezo preamp, and such things... but I don't know if we can make the same assumption about all owners who might not post here. For me personally, the pickups and electronics are fine, and the built-in sounds offer plenty of versatility.

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... and does your Amp have anything to do with it.

My amp has a heck of a lot to do with it, no matter what guitar is plugged in.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 12:15:36 PM »
This is all subjective taste in tones. Like whats the best color, blue or green ect.

I had the good fortune of simultaneously owning an Artist with Demarzio's and an Artist that was modded to Duncans (black back?).

At first I liked the novelty of the Duncans but over a few months time I came to definitely prefer the Dimarzio's.

And if I hadn't owned them at the same time and compared them side by side through the same amp and settings and mood, I may have come to the opposite conclusion.

Humans suck at tone memory. You just can't trust it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2014, 02:51:27 PM »
This is all subjective taste in tones. Like whats the best color, blue or green ect.

I had the good fortune of simultaneously owning an Artist with Demarzio's and an Artist that was modded to Duncans (black back?).

At first I liked the novelty of the Duncans but over a few months time I came to definitely prefer the Dimarzio's.

And if I hadn't owned them at the same time and compared them side by side through the same amp and settings and mood, I may have come to the opposite conclusion.

Humans suck at tone memory. You just can't trust it.

Trudat!

I have both and use them as I please.   I like the SD for blues and Jazz.  I like the DM for rock and blues.  And then I change my mind once in a while.  There's no telling.
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Offline VOX AC-30TBX

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2014, 06:39:08 PM »
Tonight I played the Fly Artist thru my Johnson J Station and I had some great sounds
and the pickups were fine. Now I have to decide if I want to sell some gear to get the
Parker.
Lou D

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2014, 08:31:40 PM »
Is the Artist you're playing the one I Simonized or another one?
 

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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2014, 08:51:26 PM »
It's the Red one Simon.  ;)
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2014, 08:59:44 PM »
Good nobody touches my baby. Well except you Dan ;)
 

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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2014, 11:34:47 AM »
Your Simonized Artist is safe with me Simon. She's not going anywhere!   8)
'99 Simonized Artist 4lbs13oz; '97 TransRed Artist 4lbs9oz; '00 TransCherry Classic w/SD's 5lbs3oz; Line 6 Vetta II