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Offline Toonman

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« on: January 18, 2007, 11:09:24 AM »
I like a lot the elegance of the Parker website, but I believe an overhaul is needed. Updates seem to be sparse and minimal. I was expecting to see something about NAMM (unless Parker is not attending), but nothing...

I hate to draw comparisons, but other manufacturers have NAMM links where you can check out part of the show (their part, at least) and hear about the new products they're launching. If Parker had better updates, and made the website a bit more dynamic, I believe they'd grab a lot of attention (which in the end seems to be the purpose of owning a website, no?)

Thoughts/comments? Cheers all!

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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007, 11:55:50 AM »
Agreed. I quit looking through the site a long time ago because of the lack of updates. They used to have a minimalistic approach but now..nothing.

Simon
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007, 05:40:14 PM »
I actually never look at the site. Its Boring, but at least it never changes. [:D]

I go straight to the Forum. Now that I think about it, I am glad they apparantly have little interest in the Parker Web site. I think its better they just leave us alone. We sell plenty of guitars for them. Well actually the guitars sell themselves through our raves.

I learn so much from everyone here and its fun. Many newcomers say this is the best guitar forum out there and its not because of a corporate effort. Its because of the dedicated and talented members. Corporations can't design or buy that. I say lets stay off thier radar screen and maybe they wont munk it up. [:I]

To parady the most successful PR campaign in political history*:


Its the Guitar, stupid.  [:D] [:D] [:D]

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2007, 08:03:35 PM »
One thing they need to do is get Ken's image down, or at least put it where it belongs. The only guitars he really has anything to do with are the Flys.

Bob

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007, 09:11:56 PM »
quote:
One thing they need to do is get Ken's image down, or at least put it where it belongs. The only guitars he really has anything to do with are the Flys.
I totally agree, I find it a little offensive how they suggest by posting his pic the way they do that he is somehow involved in all of the Parkers! [xx(]

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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007, 02:13:14 AM »
I Agree.  make use of heritage (leo, Ted Mc Carty etc) but only where relevant.

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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2007, 11:14:36 AM »
Well, you know... reading the NAMM report that says that the Parker booth is quasi-dead... there are reasons for that.
Presence Parker!!! Preeeseeenceeee!!! You have to work on it... (website is included there).

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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2007, 12:01:01 PM »
Nothing big happens at any booth on Thursday and traffic is always minimal. It's the day that most attendees arrive in town. Today and tomorrow are the biggest draw.

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2007, 04:31:25 AM »
Actually; traffic was unusually brisk on Thursday. Friday it was a mob scene. It's one of the busiest NAMMs I remember (and this is my 27th winter NAMM (52 NAMMs in all!)

Bob

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2007, 11:26:24 AM »
Hey Bob, did you get a chance to check out the Roland VG-99 at NAMM? Looks like it might go great with your 13 pin Fly. It also has the Roland GI-20 function to connect to another external synth module. Could definitely give the Variax a run for its money! Check out this VG-99 podcast:

http://vg-99.podshow.com/

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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2007, 01:27:16 PM »
The VG99 looks incredible. Still a few months before it ships, and there were no hands-on demo stations - just a guy demonstrating. I sold my VG88 just in time! There will be a glut on ebay. I didn't even know this was coming. I love that it has a separate brain and foot controller configuration. Programming it looks a lot easier too.

Can't wait to try one. It SOUNDS awsesome - essentially you get two sound generation circuits that can be layered. Very cool.

Bob

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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2007, 04:51:08 PM »
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The VG99 looks incredible.


+1!!!

Just watched the demo, WOW!

Any idea how much $ ?

GB

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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2007, 05:07:16 PM »
Thanks for clarifying ChicagoKid... never been to NAMM (wish so), so I have no idea what the movement is like there. Should've considered that before pulling the gun that fast :).

But my comments on the website still stand. ;)

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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2007, 07:38:38 AM »
Hi there GB. The buzz on the VG forum is that the VG99 should sell for around 1100 USD.
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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2007, 07:48:20 AM »
Correction. Zzounds is taking pre-orders for 1399 list, 1195 street. Here's a link with a picture of the '99, including the editing software screen which comes included:

http://www.joness.com/gr300/

I tell you, now I'm thinking about having my Mojo modded with 13 pin midi capability. I know that RMC makes the parts for Parkers, though I don't know who would do th mod now that Axel Rudich has sadly left us.
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