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Offline uburoibob

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« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2007, 08:53:21 PM »
Vernon Reid is an amazing player. Saw him at a little club in Rochester in the late 80s

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« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2007, 02:01:36 AM »
Well, from what I've seen (and heard) people are influenced by what is played on the radio more often than not.  Most people just download popular songs now and don't purchase CD's at the rate they were doing just a few years ago.  They don't get the liner notes with the props to the manufacturers.  Maybe Parker / US Music should look at sponsoring a few select concerts or festivals to promote the Parkers.  What's there to lose?  Set up some booths with some Parker Artists playing demo's and the word will get out.  As for appeal, well, the guitar is different.  But what ALSO makes it different is the playability.  I just ordered my first Parker and I have to say that after years of LOOKING at them, I finally sat down and PLAYED one.  Guess what... I put my money down that night.  It was the most expensive bass lesson my kid ever had.  BTW.. he's only 13 and now he dreams of following in his dad's footsteps and buying a Parker bass.

Back to the point... if my favorite artists had been playing these instruments, and had exposed me (and countless others) to the appeal of the Fly, I would have checked them out a LOT sooner than I had.  I am my own person and I strive to make my own decisions.  But lets face it... we are all a product of our influences.

Now.. my votes go out to Dave Grohl, Alex Lifeson, Dean DeLeo, Slash, and Kirk Hammett.  

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« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2007, 11:43:19 AM »
I've read Kirk owns a fly. I could definitely see Dave Grohl playing one. I'm not so sure about slash, though. In the end I think Parker needs to make the initiative to expand its roster.
 

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« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2007, 12:27:28 PM »
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In the end I think Parker needs to make the initiative to expand its roster.


Well, it seems that from USMC's standpoint, Parker is just kind of a side company that it acquired - so Washburn and the endorsees that play that brand probably totally eclipse the Parker players...

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« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2007, 06:44:19 AM »
After browsing youtube I felt compelled to post this one. CKY may not be known to the older crowd on the forum, but here is a small selection of various people playing CKY songs on a Parker guitar.

 http://youtube.com/watch?v=2Xxtw8NJk-c&mode=related&search=
 http://youtube.com/watch?v=rx-Oit_wYUA&mode=related&search=
 http://youtube.com/watch?v=lNMas1sgP-A&mode=related&search=
 http://youtube.com/watch?v=93EAXZ56PhU
 http://youtube.com/watch?v=1LX55zpWv3U&mode=related&search=
 http://youtube.com/watch?v=C0iElYymzos
 http://youtube.com/watch?v=1wojEzW0jKU
 http://youtube.com/watch?v=m9Q8qbTEwvg
 http://youtube.com/watch?v=vSo-KRu0iIo
 

  I'm pretty sure there are no duplicates of the same person. Here's the band

http://youtube.com/watch?v=dSsbWREZk34
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7FNhhulxe2o

 I personally enjoy the band (probably the only newer heavy rock band I listen to).
 

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« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2007, 08:15:23 AM »
Well I have to say thats is pretty good evidence that the CKY sold some Parker guitars. Also that has to be said thats some of the worst tone I have ever heard.

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« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2007, 12:46:39 AM »
Vai, Satch, Or John Petrucci! that would be amasing!

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« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2007, 02:42:16 AM »
I think the ultimate would be Dave Martone. He'd have to step out of his scholarly "comfort zone" and hook up with a MARKETABLE band, but remain true to his art, staying just inches short of "selling out," but carrying the weight of mega-corporate sponsorship, support, and INTEREST. In a serious, touring, recording Dream Theater-esque prog-rock band, he could carry the label a long way.

The truth of the matter, though, is that USM isn't all that interested in pushing the Parker name. They've got Oscar Schmidt to pull in the Wal-Mart dollars, and Washburn to pull in the JC Penney dollars. The Parker Import series serves as their corporate Nordstrom's, and the Fly remains the elite special interest guitar. They're satisfied with that. And they don't really give a 5hit if we're not.

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« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2007, 06:28:16 AM »
I think Matthew Bellamy from the group Muse would make a good champion. He's more than a little adventurous and has a very musical approach to rock a little like Radiohead. Won't happen though all his guitars are one offs made by Mansons.
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« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2007, 06:54:39 AM »
Ya know, I'm getting pretty comfortable with no super stars playing Flys.

For now, I knind of like that.

We're happy to own them and play them. Its up to the next generation to see if anyone big bonds with them.

Whoever that may be, hasn't been discovered yet.

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« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2007, 07:25:22 AM »
i would only like to see dave play mainstream if it were on his own accord. I love every cd of his and having him as a teacher at the berklee programs gave me alot of insight on how intelligent he is! He is the reason i wanted a parker in the first place, and i think he should stay the way he is! Underground and highly respected!

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« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2007, 11:50:58 AM »
I agree with Bill. I quite like the way that the Fly isn't heavily marketed. It makes it more of a unique instrument. If it was as marketed and as popular as say a PRS guitar, you'd be 'just another guy playing one of those Parkers'.
But since not many people know of them, people see you playing one and think 'HEY! What the hell is that???'
 

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« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2007, 09:37:35 PM »
I'd love to see Robert Fripp playing a Mojo Single Cut.  When it comes to acoustic guitars, he seems concerned with the ergonomics of the instrument, but with electric guitar he still plays the dinosaur Les Pauls.  I'd imagine he would have tried Adrian Belew's Fly - I wonder if he liked it.  I know he's big on the shorter scale-length of the Les Paul, so maybe that's one thing he doesn't like about the Fly.  He currently has a small luthier in England making his guitars.  Though I've never tried one of the guitars, I considered buying one but found the shape and styling of his guitars to be unattractive.  I'm not sure what Fripp sees in the guitars.

I'd love to see a Mojo Single Cut with fanned frets; that would be my dream guitar.  If Parker had fanned frets, there'd probably be a lot of odd-ball guitarists jumping at it.

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« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2007, 10:10:12 PM »
I wonder if Trey Anastasio has tried one.

I can see the marketing guys drooling over it.

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« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2007, 09:11:55 AM »
i think he did a rather groovy album called Mr Oysterhead with Les Claypool on bass.  the title track is worth hearing.  the band were called mr oysterhead too

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