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Offline Guitarman1117

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« on: January 12, 2009, 04:35:33 AM »
Since both Fender (VG) and Gibson (Robot) have come out with some interesting techno-innovations/solutions in recent times by making the guitar into a multi-versatile instrument, I am surprised that Parker hasn't joined forces with a company like DigiTech to bring the Fly onto a competitive level. Just a bit of the HarmonyMan's circuitry placed on-board could turn any Parker into a 12 string, both electric and acoustic, plus the 'hollow-body' blend. They've shied away from any double-necks, especially a 6-12, likely because of the headstock re-design problem. A slight equal volume echo on the high E and B strings (doubling) and the same with an octave above on the bottom 4 would be fantastic. If I were in charge, I'd even incorporate a 3-way switch (center off) that would determine which way the 12 was strung: "Standard-Common" or Rickenbacker-Reverse. I 'love' 3 primary things about my Parker: One is its ability to sound like an acoustic, the 2nd is the tuning stability and third is its light weight. If it could also sound like my Rickenbacker, WOW! Of course, if it increases the price $300 or more, I guess the point is mute.... I'll buy a HarmonyMan, eh? Sad part is though, that unit doesn't stop the octave jump (12 string simulation) after the G string. (IE: Which 4 strings call for the octave & which 2 only call for doubling.) THAT's my reason for posting this. If I had that REAL 12 string sound in my Parker, then I'd probably use the "HM" money to get a 'Jangle-Box' instead.
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Offline hellview_666

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 08:59:19 AM »
Didn't they do just that with the Line 6 Variax technology on a certain signature model?

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 03:44:00 PM »
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Originally posted by hellview_666

Didn't they do just that with the Line 6 Variax technology on a certain signature model?

Or there's the Roland VG-99. Not built-in, but arguably as good or better than the Variax.

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2009, 07:41:03 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Monsieur Obscure

quote:
Originally posted by hellview_666

Didn't they do just that with the Line 6 Variax technology on a certain signature model?

Or there's the Roland VG-99. Not built-in, but arguably as good or better than the Variax.

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indeed, I mean a fly deluxe + The graphtech Ghost system fitted and the VG-99 is also a fraction of the price of the Adrian belew

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