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Author Topic: NGD - Parker Fly Artist  (Read 1007 times)

Offline JSanta1

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NGD - Parker Fly Artist
« on: April 21, 2017, 07:58:41 AM »
I still can't get into my old account, but I wanted to post pictures of this gorgeous spruce Artist.

I'm going to admit that I am a huge Parker fan. I've bought and sold a few of them over the years, and now realize that for a solid body guitar, the Fly is perfect for me. This one came up for a sale at a price that was right. I've never had an Artist model before, but I think tonewise, it is really perfect.

My Line 6 Helix LT came in today as well (I've had the guitar for about a month) and I've been having a lot of fun! It's really a very special guitar. It was built in 1997 and I am the second (and last) owner 




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Offline billy

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 09:46:31 AM »
congrats!  didn't know those came in red.

I only wish I'd tried an artist earlier, love the sound of them.
Billy

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 01:04:25 PM »
Congratulations on your beautiful Artist !  Thanks for posting pics.  Red is a rather uncommon color for that model.  I think that's the one I saw on Reverb.com and eBay a month or two ago? 
I totally would have bought it IF I hadn't just bought an Artist a month earlier, which I totally love.  I think we have the best guitars :)

'95 Fly Deluxe, Majik Blue, Hard Tail
'96 Fly Classic, Transparent Red 
'98 Fly Classic, Transparent Red
'99 Fly Supreme, Honey
'09 Fly Artist, Custom Hard Tail

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Offline JSanta1

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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2017, 06:34:45 AM »
According to Ken, he couldn't recall another Artist that he made in red, so this may very well be the only one :)

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2017, 10:31:01 AM »
According to Ken, he couldn't recall another Artist that he made in red, so this may very well be the only one :)

Interesting...I did notice Danjazzny's signature said this:  '97 Custom Red Artist.   Wonder if this is the same guitar?
'95 Fly Deluxe, Majik Blue, Hard Tail
'96 Fly Classic, Transparent Red 
'98 Fly Classic, Transparent Red
'99 Fly Supreme, Honey
'09 Fly Artist, Custom Hard Tail

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Offline JSanta1

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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2017, 12:48:35 PM »
I bought it from a guy in Wisconsin, so I don't think they are the same.  I should reach out to Danjazzny and see what his looks like!

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2017, 04:53:44 PM »
We know the Fly will be great, any thoughts to share on the Helix LT?
Parker NiteFly RF622
Parker DFMV7
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2017, 06:52:40 AM »
We know the Fly will be great, any thoughts to share on the Helix LT?

I unfortunately have had about an hour to play with it (full time work/post-grad student), but from all of the videos I watched before hand to get ready, it really is a great device.  The tones are all right there and it is super simple to use.  The effects are genuine sounding, and the amp models respond very closely to a their tube amp cousins.  The computer interface and patch downloads make it really easy to start somewhere and model tones with the click of a mouse.  I had been chasing a good Mark IV tone from Line 6 for a long time, and I downloaded one Petrucci patch, and it sounded like early 2000s Scenes from a Memory. 

It's a great pedal!

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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2017, 07:25:33 AM »
 Congratulations, I would like to get one myself one-day soon.
Parker NiteFly RF622
Parker DFMV7
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Offline VOX AC-30TBX

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2017, 06:43:36 PM »
That's a great looking Artist you don't see to many in Red
and what gauge strings do you have on the guitar? I
thought most were Butterscotch hope you have a great
time playing the guitar.
Lou D