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Offline taxguydave

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Re: Starting To Dislike My Non-Parker Guitars...
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2015, 03:29:53 PM »
I bet Jimi would have liked the Fly.



That looks like a very early prototype.  Pre-pre-refined.

I don't have GAS so much anymore as I've developed PAS.
'09 DF842
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'08 PM20
'09 PM20
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'09 PMS

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Offline SixBladeKnife

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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2015, 04:35:18 PM »
Well I'm glad I'm not the only one. I think I'm going to sell a few things and try to pick up a Fly. I really really loved the way my G&L Comanche felt, but the neck feels pretty bad to me now after playing the Nitefly. Might ditch my strat plus as well, though I really like the Lace Golds. But all I can think about is I bet they'd sound great in my Nitefly!

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Re: Starting To Dislike My Non-Parker Guitars...
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2015, 09:43:08 AM »
I've never owned a Strat. I really like them, but I prefer a 14" radius neck, and don't get along with the 7 or 9 at all. So when I got my first Parker, I got a DF422NS with SSH pickups. I could get it to sound very strat-like, but then I noticed I missed P90 pickup sound. After playing P90 pickups for a few years, everything else just sounds dull.

So I had Parker build a DF with Duncan P-Rails and Triple Shot Pickup Rings. This gives me a nice P90 sound (not quite the real thing but definitely close enough), Rail sounds (not quite a Strat but definitely in the ball park), plus Series or Parallel Humbuckers. Nothing missing from the humbucker sound at all.

So now I've had 2 DFs for a long time, and absolutely no GAS. The custom DF522NN is my gig guitar, and the DF524NS is my at home practice guitar. And my other guitars are jealous.



The camera in my phone doesn't do them justice, the wood is more honey colored.

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Offline ZemanG2

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Re: Starting To Dislike My Non-Parker Guitars...
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2015, 06:28:36 PM »
I want a strat and decided on getting a Fly with single coils. Just saving money to get it. Man it is a beautiful guitar
I have guitars, most are beyond my playing level, but I love them all!

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Re: Starting To Dislike My Non-Parker Guitars...
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2015, 04:09:02 PM »
The DF524NS (on the left in my post) is very strat-ish. The humbucker has coil tapping. Plus you can mix the piezo sounds with the strat sounds.

I prefer the one on the right, because I can get single coil, p90, series humbucker and parallel humbucker from each pickup - plus mix the piezo whenever I want.

I don't use the piezo by itself, I have an acoustic simulator in my pedal that sounds more like a flat-top, but I like it mixed in once in a while to give a bit of telecaster buzz into the tone.

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Re: Starting To Dislike My Non-Parker Guitars...
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2016, 04:32:24 PM »
I loved the sound of my G&L Comanche, but like the OP I found it to just be too bulky after playing Parkers.  So, I put G&L MFD Z-coils in a Parker Nitefly and had a custom pickguard made by http://terrapinguitars.com/.  I had to route the body for depth because the ceramic pickups are thicker, but it turned out terrific.  Now I have the G&L Comanche sound and the Parker feel.  Once I figure out how to post pictures here, I'll share the outcome.
http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/matt_elder1/media/DSC_8182_zpsvgflgb6c.jpg.html
http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/matt_elder1/media/DSC_8422_zpsbgwcjelk.jpg.html
« Last Edit: January 09, 2016, 05:11:37 PM by showmeproof »
 

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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2016, 10:58:59 AM »
Nice work!
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