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Offline rathole

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« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2011, 05:37:30 PM »
Newbie here...just found this forum for Parker owners...Didn't know it existed

rathole
2001 Parker Supreme
1939??1941 Ric lap steel
1964 Epiphone Wilshire
1964 Gibson Firebird I
1967 Rickenbacker
197? Ovation Balladeer
1977 BC Rich Mockingbird
2007 American Tele
1974 Guild S100
1977 Hagstrom Patch 2000
Line 6 Variax 700
2007 Birdsong Bass
Carvin 5 string fretless bass
Epiphone re-issue 1966 wilshire

rathole
2001 Parker Supreme
1939??1941 Ric lap steel
1964 Epiphone Wilshire
1964 Gibson Firebird I
1967 Rickenbacker
197? Ovation Balladeer
1977 BC Rich Koa Mockingbird
2007 American Tele
1974 Guild S100
1977 Hagstrom Patch 2000
Line 6 Variax 700
2007 Birdsong Bass
Carvin 5 string fretless bass
Epiphone re-issue 1966 wilshire


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Offline danjazzny

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« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2011, 08:03:43 PM »
Welcome to the Parker Forum Rathole! Can't go wrong starting off with a Supreme!! You came to the right place. Lots of helpful Parkerites here. [8D]

'97 Alex Artist 4lbs12oz; '99 Simonized Artist 4lbs13oz; '97  TransRed Artist 4lbs9oz; '98 3-Tone Sunburst Artist (Hardtail)5lbs2oz; '99 Tobacco Sunburst Supreme 5lbs13oz; Line6 Flextone 3 Amp; Line 6 Vetta II Amp
'99 Simonized Artist 4lbs13oz; '97 TransRed Artist 4lbs9oz; '00 TransCherry Classic w/SD's 5lbs3oz; Line 6 Vetta II

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Offline rathole

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« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2011, 10:36:59 AM »
thanks for the welcome..I love my Parker...I have had it since 2001-2002--I don't use the Trem much (hardly ever) so I really don't know much about how the wheel and the Trem system works

rathole
2001 Parker Supreme
1939??1941 Ric lap steel
1964 Epiphone Wilshire
1964 Gibson Firebird I
1967 Rickenbacker
197? Ovation Balladeer
1977 BC Rich Mockingbird
2007 American Tele
1974 Guild S100
1977 Hagstrom Patch 2000
Line 6 Variax 700
2007 Birdsong Bass
Carvin 5 string fretless bass
Epiphone re-issue 1966 wilshire

rathole
2001 Parker Supreme
1939??1941 Ric lap steel
1964 Epiphone Wilshire
1964 Gibson Firebird I
1967 Rickenbacker
197? Ovation Balladeer
1977 BC Rich Koa Mockingbird
2007 American Tele
1974 Guild S100
1977 Hagstrom Patch 2000
Line 6 Variax 700
2007 Birdsong Bass
Carvin 5 string fretless bass
Epiphone re-issue 1966 wilshire


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Offline danjazzny

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« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2011, 12:17:01 PM »
Here's a link to the original Fly Manual compliments of Sybersitizen.
http://thesybersite.com/parker/ParkerGuitarsHandbook_1995.pdf
Here's a link to the Parker Fly Tremolo Guide put together by Marco Pregnolato (wkcchampion).
http://www.parkerguitars.com/Downloads/manuals.html

'97 Alex Artist 4lbs12oz; '99 Simonized Artist 4lbs13oz; '97  TransRed Artist 4lbs9oz; '98 3-Tone Sunburst Artist (Hardtail)5lbs2oz; '99 Tobacco Sunburst Supreme 5lbs13oz; Line6 Flextone 3 Amp; Line 6 Vetta II Amp
'99 Simonized Artist 4lbs13oz; '97 TransRed Artist 4lbs9oz; '00 TransCherry Classic w/SD's 5lbs3oz; Line 6 Vetta II

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Offline Facebones

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« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2011, 08:10:44 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by uburoibob

quote:
Originally posted by Guitarman

There isa an easy solution to this topic...Call Ken Parker and ask him...
Peace!

Chuck



Ken really isn't the answer here. Parker Guitars is someone else now. Ken has moved on.

Bob

2001 Parker Fly Single 2 Silver  â€¢ 1997 Parker Fly Concert Burnt Butterscotch  â€¢  1999 Parker Fly Artist Custom Hardtail Butterscotch  â€¢  1998 Fly Classic in Transparent Dark Blue  â€¢  1998 Fly Classic in Cherry Red with DiBurro Roland Mod •  http://bobmartin1111.com



This may be a few years late, but the bolded part makes me sad..
« Last Edit: April 04, 2011, 08:13:22 PM by Facebones »
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Make a darn 7 string Parker Fly already!!!

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Offline bno

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« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2011, 08:53:30 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by Facebones

quote:
Originally posted by uburoibob

quote:
Originally posted by Guitarman

There isa an easy solution to this topic...Call Ken Parker and ask him...
Peace!

Chuck



Ken really isn't the answer here. Parker Guitars is someone else now. Ken has moved on.

Bob

2001 Parker Fly Single 2 Silver  â€¢ 1997 Parker Fly Concert Burnt Butterscotch  â€¢  1999 Parker Fly Artist Custom Hardtail Butterscotch  â€¢  1998 Fly Classic in Transparent Dark Blue  â€¢  1998 Fly Classic in Cherry Red with DiBurro Roland Mod •  http://bobmartin1111.com



This may be a few years late, but the bolded part makes me sad..

Don't be sad.  Be happy.  Ken created brought these guitars to life, and now they have a life of their own. And if you're lucky enough to have one (or more), you're very lucky indeed.  Look at it from the point of view like Leo and Les - they came up with the guitars, but others have provided the life.  And go take a look at what he's doing now.  www.KenParkerArchtops.com
'94 Fly Deluxe
Listen first, then play.

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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2012, 05:50:40 AM »
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Originally posted by mattyn


AFTER 2006: Flys changed to a P followed by a seven digit code. The first two digits are the year, the next two are the number of the month, the next two are the number of the day it was completed, and the last number is that days production number.



Additionally, the P Code was implemented towards the end of 2006 and, during the transition, a rare few lacked the woods coding and USA marks, which were also moved from being right after the serial number to being placed on the back of the headstock.
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« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2012, 11:15:57 AM »
Pupthology:

Gen 1 Dimarzio's are great if you like them.(Slightly cleaner than 2)
Gen 2's are great if you like them. (slightly higher output than 1)
Seymor Duncan's are great if you like them. (available only in Mojo)

Gen. 1 Fly pups were used from 1993 through March of 1999. They had the original DiMarzio pickups, which were based on the Air Norton for the neck position and the Tone Zone for the bridge position. These are identified by a non italisized "block lettered" DiMarzio logo, which is 3/8" long.

Gen 2 Flys pups have been used since April of 1999. They are DiMarzio's newer Parker Fly Custom Neck #PHWP1, and Parker Fly Custom Bridge #PHWP2. These are identified by a slanted italisized DiMarzio logo, which is 5/8" long.

Gen 1 Logo


Gen 2 Logo


I was looking for pics, but couldn't find any. So I took them myself (the first pic is from a 1995 Fly Deluxe that I returned - bad eBay purchase and the second is from my 1999 Fly Deluxe).
1999 Ruby Red Parker Fly Deluxe
(Gen 2 P1/P2 Pickups)

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Offline Francis

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« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2012, 11:11:20 AM »
I recently bought a second hand Parker mojo.
I should like to know if  with Seymour duncan are more "jazz" than Di Marzio.

Besides this, I don't understand clearly the differences between all the Parkers Guitars "Mojo" "Fly" "Flydeluxe", etc, etc..
Could someone explain to me in few words.
Thanks by advance
Francis

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« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2013, 08:03:49 PM »
Hi, just a quick note here. I was looking at my serial and the info about the pickups below is a little off. My Fly Deluxe was made on Feb 10, 1999 according to the serial and has the Gen2 pickups. So Gen 2's were included in the Feb production in 1999.

Glad to have found this forum, good info. Thanks!


Pupthology:

Gen 1 Dimarzio's are great if you like them.(Slightly cleaner than 2)
Gen 2's are great if you like them. (slightly higher output than 1)
Seymor Duncan's are great if you like them. (available only in Mojo)

Gen. 1 Fly pups were used from 1993 through March of 1999. They had the original DiMarzio pickups, which were based on the Air Norton for the neck position and the Tone Zone for the bridge position. These are identified by a non italisized "block lettered" DiMarzio logo, which is 3/8" long.

Gen 2 Flys pups have been used since April of 1999. They are DiMarzio's newer Parker Fly Custom Neck #PHWP1, and Parker Fly Custom Bridge #PHWP2. These are identified by a slanted italisized DiMarzio logo, which is 5/8" long.

Gen 1 Logo


Gen 2 Logo


I was looking for pics, but couldn't find any. So I took them myself (the first pic is from a 1995 Fly Deluxe that I returned - bad eBay purchase and the second is from my 1999 Fly Deluxe).

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Offline bembamboo

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« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2013, 10:04:18 AM »
slav123-i hesitate to say this, but your bridge may be leaning forward as my 98 artist seems to be.  note in the gen 2 photo how the ball-end of the bridge post has moved FORWARD in the body route and is off center.  also the forward, bass side of the aluminum bridge is touching the body route (or nearly touching) and finish is being chipped off in the corner of the route. 

see my photo (blow it up to 400%).  http://i.imgur.com/4n57Ako.jpg

all the same is apparent.  both posts have moved forward on my artist.  it is unplayable, untuneable, and finish is chipping.  so far the factory is resisting and ignoring my emails.  see the attached youtube factory video that inadvertently explains the problem at 4:47-5:45.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLnjCwa00qE

« Last Edit: October 26, 2013, 02:17:52 PM by bembamboo »

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Offline D8th

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« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2015, 10:56:02 PM »
My second Parker Fly.
First one in 95' 96. Deluxe-black. With a Fender Acoustasonic and a Johnson Millenium.
Sold it a few years later.
FastForward: 2011 diagnosed and treated for multiple myeloma. Left me with bone disease and a few other souvineers and a longing for a guitar that I could hold upright for more than a few minutes.
Yeah, I wanted my Fly back. Just received my second one. Deluxe, emerald green. 1998.
I am upright and rocking, sort of.
Glad to be back.

Also:
Mark Knopfler Strat
Burns Steer
Ric 330/12
Ric 330/6 walnut
Taylor 456ce
Taylor LTD FALL Grand Concert. Rosewood
Taylor GS mini
Epiphone Casino
Headstrong 'Lil King 10w

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« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2017, 10:11:43 PM »
So far I have read of a couple of ways to determine the date of manufacture of a fly. The serial # as stated in one place is that the first 3 numbers is the day of the year. In another it is "ddmm" last # year). Hard to determine which? I now have 2 Parkers....a deluxe and a Mojo....both early 90's as I can figure, one with a redwood neck. And boy, do they sing!

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« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2017, 12:37:09 PM »
Hello i'm French and i don't speak english very well.

So someone could be answer to my question in French ...?

Thanks a lot


"Bonjour à tous,


J'ai craqué sur une parker fly deluxe d'occasion en magasin, il me semble que c'est une P.42 vendue à 990E et dans le même temps j'ai trouvé sur leboncoin pour le même tarif une fly classique qui est de 1994 d'apres son numéro de série et Pre-refined (je ne sais pas ce que cela signifie).

Que est la meilleur game ? que choisiriez vous ?

Autre info sur la fly deluxe en magasin, il n'y à que 2 boutons réglage et un switch...


Merci pour vos conseils

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« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2017, 04:56:05 PM »
Classique en tous les cas.  De loin bien meilleure!
Teal Fly Classic 1998 / White Deluxe Hard Tail 1994 /Axe FX II