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Offline bass head

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« on: January 08, 2007, 01:51:21 PM »
Hi everyone.  I placed an order for a 5 string Fly bass in March last year and I finally got my hands on it today!!  What a beautiful piece of work, an absolutely stunning bass.

Out of curiosity, can anyone decipher the serial number please?  It is 0906048

Thanks in advance.  Now I must go an play with it some more....!!!
 

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Offline 908ssp

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2007, 04:41:12 PM »
Welcome to the Parker forum. [:D]

I would shocked if you weren't happy with your Fly Bass. Thanks for posting the cover of that magazine. I have never seen any pictures of the Bass on the cover before very cool.

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007, 03:53:16 AM »
You're very welcome!  Quite a bit of difference between the bass on my lap and the bass on the cover...
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007, 10:48:30 AM »
Yes there is. While I do admire the those first prototypes I think I can live with the production design better then the prototype. The prototype is a little over board reminds me of Prince's Cloud guitar or some ornate baroque furniture. The production bass is much simpler to make and more modern looking. The layered spruce is a very neat and innovative, kind of like using composite technology with natural materials. By alternating grain direction you get a synergistic effect the total being stronger then the sum of its parts. [8D]

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2007, 12:36:07 AM »
Yes, I far prefer the current bass to the prototype.  Very modern looking without being OTT...