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Offline Yoyo

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« on: March 28, 2007, 05:14:06 AM »
I notice that a lot of forum members play Parkers exclusively and I do understand this for all the often mentioned advantages of Flys especially the neck.
I wondered if there are many who, like me, still appreciate and play other guitars. I've got 12 nice guitars and only one is a Fly. It could be argued that I'm actually more appreciative of the legendary Fly neck as I'm constantly playing clumpier necks alongside it.
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Offline loumt123

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2007, 05:44:39 AM »
I'm a growing archtop enthusiast myself....I also really dig alvarez acoustics, and this one expensive guild acoustic I played (man that thing sounded awesome).
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2007, 06:01:24 AM »
Most of my other axes are acoustics (Martin), but I also like my tele a lot (it's a weird one-neck through body and very nice dimarzios).  I originally came to Parker for their light weight when I started having neck problems (my neck, not the guitars).


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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2007, 07:00:40 AM »
I have Patrick Eggle Berlin, which I take to gigs as a backup, but hardly ever use. This is a pity, since it's a lovely guitar. [:(]
I also regularly use a custom-made Ken Loper P90 Tele tuned to open E for slide. Again, a really nice guitar, but it feels bulky compared to the Fly. If I could afford a hardtail Fly, I'd use that instead [:D]
The others (Strat, Cort, etc.) never come out of their cases...

Not surprisingly, since I got the Fly, I haven't lusted after any other guitars...

David

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Offline guitarmanuk

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2007, 07:03:08 AM »
My Fly is my main guitar now and no others get a look in.  I have a really nice Patrick Eggle Berlin Pro that I used exclusively for 13 years and that now sits in its case unplayed.  It is a wonderful guitar and it served me very well for over 1500+ gigs but I wanted something with piezos and although I could have modified the Eggle I came across Parker and haven't looked back since. I like to find a guitar I am comfortable with and stick with it and the Classic fits the bill perfectly.    




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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2007, 08:15:32 AM »
I sometimes break out the Larivee Parlor. I've sold my other electrics, except the '65 Fender Musicmaster II, which was my first, and my 12th bday present. I keep it for sentimental reasons only. Other electric guitars just p*ss me off anymore; clumsy, awkward, out of tune, slow...they are just disappointing to me now.


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Offline simonlock

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2007, 08:40:31 AM »
I've still got my Ibanez JS1200because it's very familiar to me and the pickups sounds awesome. I was playing JS models from 15-30 until I played a Fly. Now the JS sits in it's case in a closet in mint condition and unplayed. Every six months I pet her and put her away.

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2007, 09:30:28 AM »
I've still got a few others, SG, BM C90p, Jackson SL1 and an Alvarez-Yairi DY87 acoustic. The Moore and the Jackson are both getting ready for E-Bay to help fund another Parker. The SG was my first real electric at age 16, I'll probably never get rid of that. Actually I have been picking it up a bit more lately and while it's not a Parker it'll get the job done. I am going to refinish it shortly, for the second time in it's life...[:p] I play the Alvarez-Yairi quite a bit around the house. Next to the Parker it has the best neck of any guitar I have ever played.

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Offline JSanta

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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007, 09:30:58 AM »
I don't have any Fly guitars right now, and I play me Ernie Ball John Petrucci 7-string a lot (it's what I have with me while I live in the barracks) but at home I have a PRS Custom 24 and a Carvin DC400TA that I played and recorded with exclusively for 3.5 years.  I will get another Fly someday, and it will be an Artist, but until that day my other guitars keep my quite content!


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Offline bno

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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2007, 09:43:09 AM »
Washburn HB15 Archtop, two crap acoustics tuned to different open tunings, a old Gretsch Corvette set up for slide.  Then only guitar I don't play is the Frankenstrat.  The Washburn is the one most likely to be laying around and picked up.
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Offline jamrcat

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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2007, 10:02:10 AM »
I have several other guitars that haven't been sold yet, that are loaned out to friends. Only because I think they should be played, and I got tired of looking at their cases in my closet. I have an Adamas 12 string that I play once in awhile when I need something totally acoustic. I've sold it 3 times but the money never seems to show! I have been Flyborgized, I don't see myself ever going back to the "plank" guitars! [^]

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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2007, 06:49:41 PM »
i still love playing my ibanez DMM1, it does the chugga chugga detuned to C sharp sounds really well, The parker i use for playing Real music with. my gibson has been neglected for years, infact since i got my ibanez a year and a half ago. the parker is the perfection between them both, Extremely easy to play with a nice fast neck (almost like the gibbo but even better) with no real weight or strain to your back (like the ibanez) so i fell in love even more when i got it.

i played a Gibbo les paul studio the other day and i hated it, within 30 seconds of it coming off the wall it was back up again, i picked up a epiphone SG instead, that i prefered. Then i played a fender american standard strat. stil as nice as ever, but no way near on par with the playabillity and smoothness of a fly.  unlike some who sell thier other guitars to fund another parker, i am finding it hard to part with my gibson and ibanez. theyll go eventually when  i have a wife and kids :-)



Kavan,

07' Fly deluxe - ice blue burst
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Offline jamrcat

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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2007, 10:08:54 PM »
quote:
i am finding it hard to part with my gibson and ibanez. theyll go eventually when i have a wife and kids :-)
The clock is ticking, if you listen real closely you can almost hear the pitter patter of a new custom Mojo calling out to you! Kavan.....Kavan.....where are you? [:D]

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Offline BrainWorm

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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2007, 11:52:50 PM »
I have several other electric guitars, Les Paul, Ibanez Joe Satriani JS 1000 that I like a lot, a Jackson MG Series SLSMG Super Lightweight Soloist with an ebony fretboard that has a good feel. I have an Ibanez gray duct tape Noodles guitar that I use for everyday practice, that guitar feels like a plank guitar but the neck is good. Wouldn't play it out somewhere cause it looks like something dragged out of a graveyard. I'm suprised how much I like the sound of my new Parker Fly Mojo Single Cutaway. When I listen to my "Tommy Lee" song I like the sound of the guitar. That was recorded straight into the computer, no effects. I'm not sure if it sounds like a hollowbody or an early solid body or maybe a Gretch guitar. The Single Cutaway has either .010 or .011 strings on it, the shop said .010

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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2007, 01:46:39 AM »
Until last year I had other electric guitars that I played regularly for their different sounds (Hamer, BC Rich, many Fenders). It seemed that different guitars said different things when I picked them up.

Now my electric stable is all Parker, but the 3 are as sonically different as any other brand guitars I previously owned. Fly=poplar body/redwood neck/Dimarzio humbuckers,  Fly S/C=mohoganybody-neck/Duncan humbuckers, Southern=ash body/maple neck Duncan single coils. This provides plenty of variety for different moods and styles.

I still regularly play my Ovation Custom Deluxe Special. My Guild acoustic and Yamaha 12 come out on special occassions. My Spector NS-2 bass when I'm feeling deep.'93 Fly Deluxe,'05 Fly Mojo Flame S/C, '06 Southern Nitefly
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