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PAB40 Acoustic Bass
« on: February 17, 2009, 10:09:27 PM »
Walked into my local music shop and the first thing I picked up was this Parker PAB40 Bass. Amazing tone and surprising volume too! I've probably played a good 20 or 25 acoustic basses in the last 2 months and this one was all I needed after the first note. The setup is amazing with no fret buzz and smooth playability. A totally impressive instrument.
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The Parker PAB40 represents the next evolutionary step of Parker basses. With a warm, smooth tone and mellow lows and mids, and definitive highs, the PAB40 is reminiscent of an acoustic upright. It features an American Black Walnut body wrapped in a polyurethane finish, Parker's patented feedback suppressing Soundslot system, and an exclusive customized Fishman Matrix Pickup system for outstanding acoustic bass tones. The neck is mahogany and maple with a 5-piece construction and joins the body with a dove-tail style joint. The PAB40 ships with a Deluxe Hardshell Case.

Parker PAB40 Acoustic Bass Guitar:

    * Body Wood: Walnut frame top with patented sound slots
    * Construction: Walnut Frame back and sides with Ivoroid binding
    * Finish: Polyurethane
    * Bridge: Bass balanced ebony bridge with compensated bone saddle
    * Neck Wood: Mahogany and Maple
    * Neck Design: 5 piece construction
    * Neck-to-body joint: Dove-Tail Style
    * Scale: 34 1/64"
    * No. of frets: 24
    * Fret material: Nickel S
    * Fret Size: .039" high, 1.06" Wide
    * Fretboard: Ebony Fingerboard
    * Neck Shape: Width: regular, Thickness: regular
    * Finish: Polyurethane
    * Nut: Bone
    * Truss rod: light weight steel
    * Tuners: WSC JB-300G
    * Pickups: 4-element Prefix Fishman piezo under-saddle pickup
    * Piezo system: Fishman Undersaddle Prefix Pickup with 4 band EQ
    * Preamp/Mixer: 4 Element Prefix Fishman Piezo
    * Other Controls: Master Volume with 4-Band EQ
    * Output: 1/4" Mono
    * Weight: 6 pounds
    * Hardshell Case


PAB40 Acoustic Bass

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PAB40 Acoustic Bass
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 01:17:40 AM »
Whew, didn't even know they existed. Congratulations! Walnut is definitely something. Pity they always drown the beauty of the grain in so much gloss finish instead of letting the wood shine by itself. Would be nice to get some sound samples if there's any chance.