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Offline Kewlpack

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« on: March 16, 2005, 02:44:19 PM »
Hi gang,

Wanted to say hello! I just bought a near-mint, red P-38 at lunch today! w00t! I really am impressed by how good it sounds and plays for the money. It needs some TLC to get back in shape, but nothing too major.

One thing I need to do is buy a replacement tremolo bar. Can someone tell me where I might order one please?

I can't wait to get home and PLUG IN!


Blessings,
~A~

Guitars:
Parker P-38
Ibanez AS83-VLS

Rig:
BOSS GT-8
Fender Stage 1000

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2005, 03:24:26 PM »
Call us at 1-800-877-6863.  Hit 0 for the Operator and ask for Customer Service.  They cost 5 dollars.

Congrats on your purchase and welcome!!!

John
 

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Offline 908ssp

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2005, 04:30:26 PM »
Welcome. I have had terrific service from the current Parker parts dept. Bought a replacement spring and a couple spare Graph tech nuts, another time I ordered a replacement wiring harness both times they must have shipped immediately.

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Offline Kewlpack

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2005, 10:00:29 AM »
So I got to plug it in...

In a word - SWEETNESS.

Man, does this guitar have some nice voicings. I need to get the action setup by a tech, but other than that, I am really likin' the P38. The thing I really get a kick out of is the Piezo blend... I keep it dialed down low until I want a boost and it really fattens the tone up in a tasty way.

Which reminds me... I noticed a significant jump in volume when going from non-piezo to piezo enabled... Is it normal for the piezo to be so much louder than the magnetics (because the piezos are right on the string or something)? As I said, the piezo can be a nice boost, but it can also wash out the magnetics to a degree if I dime it.

Any thoughts?

Blessings,
~A~

Guitars:
Parker P-38
Ibanez AS83-VLS

Rig:
BOSS GT-8
Fender Stage 1000

Just got on the Parker bandwagon

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2005, 11:21:35 AM »
You can adjust the piezo volume using the small trim pot located in the body cavity.

John
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2005, 01:11:12 PM »
Just to make sure I follow you, you mean there is a trim pot inside the back of the guitar (where trem cavity is)? Or are you referring to the piezo volume pot on the face of the guitar (in which case, I use that already)?



Blessings,
~A~

Guitars:
Parker P-38
Ibanez AS83-VLS

Rig:
BOSS GT-8
Fender Stage 1000

Just got on the Parker bandwagon

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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2005, 02:11:54 PM »
In the back of the guitar.

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Offline Kewlpack

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2005, 01:27:22 PM »
I checked inside the guitar for a trim pot and could not find one. Are you certain there is a separate trim pot for the piezo system inside the P-38? There is a volume pot for the piezo on the face of the guitar, but we already know that.

I could be missing it - where inside would it be? I figured it would be obvious.

Blessings,
~A~

Guitars:
Parker P-38
Ibanez AS83-VLS

Rig:
BOSS GT-8
Fender Stage 1000