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Author Topic: Noise in used Parker Fly De Lux 1995 - Please HELP!!!!  (Read 1641 times)

Offline Big Swifty

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Re: Noise in used Parker Fly De Lux 1995 - Please HELP!!!!
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2018, 09:12:19 PM »
Yeah, i doubt it's purely the cables too, but it's an easy thing to do and worth cleaning them once in a while, they can cause problems. Be gentle!

Do what Patzag said, you don't need to buy a whole new bridge. Saddles of various styles are available on eBay, wiguitar is a seller who has many parts for Parkers.

However i suspect it could be the board, given the piezo vol is low any way.., in which case...very difficult to impossible to fix without specialised tools etc.

There's no original replacement boards to be had anymore unless you find one on eBay or you could try the Facebook Parker Lovers page.

There are other pre-amp boards that will work, there's a Fishman pre-amp board that was used in the refined series (can't remember the model name etc, someone here will know) that works fine, but you will lose the Master Vol control.

Or you could go completely passive, and bypass the electronics completely, in which case you would need an external preamp of some sort for the piezo.

But fingers crossed, a good clean will fix it!

You know, the noise must be there the whole time, the gain is just boosting it to very audible levels; just to confirm, there is no noise when using the mag only, right?

The noise is only introduced when piezo is combined?

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Re: Noise in used Parker Fly De Lux 1995 - Please HELP!!!!

Offline cesardariuz

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Re: Noise in used Parker Fly De Lux 1995 - Please HELP!!!!
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2018, 07:58:39 AM »
Hello

Thanks for your suggestion; when I lower the piezo volume it goes away for a bit but when I use the wha with distortion you can clearly feel it and its annoying.

Ill try to have a look on the FB Parker Lovers page to see what can I do; I was also thinking about buying a new bridge and/or a new board card.

I will first do a very intensive cleaning and see how that comes out.

Thank you once again; I will keep you posted.

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Offline JamieCrain

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Re: Noise in used Parker Fly De Lux 1995 - Please HELP!!!!
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2018, 04:15:43 PM »
I agree with previous comments about a possible grounding issue. A broken ground wire would behave just like this.
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Re: Noise in used Parker Fly De Lux 1995 - Please HELP!!!!

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Re: Noise in used Parker Fly De Lux 1995 - Please HELP!!!!
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2018, 11:58:31 AM »
I FOUND THE ISSUE!!!

the Ribbon Cable is broken from the Master Volume to the Board, the guy has re-wired point to point and apparently it is a very messy work because is causing this noise.

You can see a video here:

https://www.facebook.com/cesardariuz/videos/o.2216250883/10155664211871968/?type=2&theater&notif_t=video_processed&notif_id=1542390242014186
« Last Edit: November 16, 2018, 12:16:52 PM by cesardariuz »

Re: Noise in used Parker Fly De Lux 1995 - Please HELP!!!!

Offline cesardariuz

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Re: Noise in used Parker Fly De Lux 1995 - Please HELP!!!!
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2018, 12:03:44 PM »
Photos of the mess here.

https://imageshack.com/a/img923/2821/cvT0N8.jpg

https://imageshack.com/a/img921/7100/MdFstc.jpg

https://imageshack.com/a/img923/115/hnJdrC.jpg

So what is your advice? Should I re-solder everything? Clean it? Send it to a professional?


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Re: Noise in used Parker Fly De Lux 1995 - Please HELP!!!!
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2018, 01:08:06 PM »
Congrats on determining the issue!! That’s a great feeling!

With regard to what to do now: do you have a knowledgeable pro that you trust to do the work? If it were me, given that some of the existing work is not done at a quality level, I’d consider handing it off to a pro to have them redo it. You could give the technician the wiring schematic documents floating around here on the forum a reference materials. You could also use this as an excuse to get experimental with wiring options!  :o

Otherwise, if you’re it in a rush to get it working again, and you’re looking for a project, it might be fun to tackle the project it yourself.

Keep us posted!
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