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Author Topic: Original Parker Fly Bass 4 string preamp/piezo wiring diagram schematic  (Read 3085 times)

Offline TinMachine

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I've been searching (and scouring) the net for any info on a 4 string Fishman preamp for magnetic and piezo.  I saw a forum member here had a decent picture of the inside,  but no real way for me to see how it's all wired up. I can get the magnetic pups to work,  but no piezo. I contacted an insider at Washburn with no luck,  Fishman with no luck,  and Parker with no response as of yet. I'm afraid since this was before the sale of the company,  they may be of no assistance.  Any diagram or schematic or simply picture of how it all goes together would be great. Thanks

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Offline billy

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Try http://www.parkerguitars.com/support/manuals/ORIGINAL_WIRE_DIAGRAM.pdf

Just my gut but preamps are all pretty similar and likely even more so between early parkers.

Post pix and we might be able to help that way too.
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Offline TinMachine

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There are no ribbon cables inside. It's a Fishman power chip series.

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Offline billy

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Not many have parker basses, so good to know that.

I'd start here:

http://www.fishman.com/files/powerchip_user_guide.pdf

Fishman doc is not super clear on where to put the ground wires for piezo, but if you look at the docs below, there is other info:

http://www.parkerguitars.com/support/manuals/RetrofittingGraphtechSaddles.pdf

http://www.parkerguitars.com/support/manuals/ParkerElectronicsTechnicalBulletin.pdf
Billy

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Re: Original Parker Fly Bass 4 string preamp/piezo wiring diagram schematic

Offline TinMachine

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I suppose those are good for basic info,  but not exactly what I'm looking for. I'm trying to figure out how to post a photo.  Perhaps I need to have more activity in the forum before it let's me?  This is the Fishman  power chip set with 5 knobs.  There are several computer boards involved.  I can get the magnetic portion to work,  but not the piezo part. I suspect I need to add the 3 way switch portion in order to get a proper connection. 

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Offline Patzag

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To post a photo, you need to upload it first to a hosting service like photobucket.
Then paste the link in you post like this {IMG}http:link.......{/IMG} only replace the { with [ and the } with ]
Hope this helps
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Offline TinMachine

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I haven't used photobucket in years. Guess I better check my passwords. Lol. I won't have time today or tomorrow.  Thanks for the help!

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Re: Original Parker Fly Bass 4 string preamp/piezo wiring diagram schematic
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2015, 10:44:18 AM »

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Offline TinMachine

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Re: Original Parker Fly Bass 4 string preamp/piezo wiring diagram schematic
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2015, 10:45:25 AM »

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Offline TinMachine

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Re: Original Parker Fly Bass 4 string preamp/piezo wiring diagram schematic
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2015, 10:47:26 AM »
OK,  finally got these up. The red picture is from another member here on the forum,  but I don't recall where it came from as this was before I had joined. Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you

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Re: Original Parker Fly Bass 4 string preamp/piezo wiring diagram schematic
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2015, 11:31:29 AM »
Is there anybody out there?

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Re: Original Parker Fly Bass 4 string preamp/piezo wiring diagram schematic
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2015, 12:19:10 PM »
We're here... but not many of us have answers concerning those basses.

You can try contacting ShazRock Guitars... http://www.shazrockpaint.com/

I know they have direct experience with Parker basses.
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