« Last post by samlorac on April 26, 2017, 07:11:03 PM »
Yay...I'm going to Johannesburg!!!
The guys at Parker told me that your statement is wrong. The output jack will still work
Then they should come out and fix my 98 Deluxe (and a few other members) who have reported stereo mode quitting on them after this install.
From a wiring standpoint, yes, their 'fix' should work, everything lines up and looks good. But something kills the piezo in stereo mode.
It could very well be an issue with the jack that I and others have used, maybe it's somehow shorting the piezo (ring) signal to ground. I put a decent number of hours into trying to troubleshoot, and I can guarantee that my fly is wired exactly as the diagram provided by USMusic, with a Switchjack Endpin jack, and my piezo is dead in stereo mode only.
In the end I gave up troubleshooting, as this guitar is a workhorse - far from flawless, and the lack of stereo output didn't bother me too much. If I ever get ambitious enough to find out why, I'll post the results.
Just giving a fair warning, is all. Maybe it will work for you, but if you might be able to save/fix the original jack and not run the risk, why not try?
I'm trying to find a nice 524DF for my duo partner.
I'm trying to find a nice 524DF for my duo partner. She loves her PM10, but likes my lighter DF even better. So I had plans of getting her one for our anniversary, and they are nowhere to be found. Sweetwater, GC, Music 123, Sam Ash don't even have old stock to sell.
Paul it is good to see you post - I am always interested in your perspective.
I've certainly had my frustrations with guitar, but when things are bad I just play for myself. Explore, find things that are new, that perhaps no one has ever heard that way exactly before. And know then that this is what makes you unique.
We are a community bound by a guitar brand, from all over the world, with different backgrounds, skills, interests, and day jobs (see a different thread). Following this we get different perspectives on life, the universe, and everything*. I enjoy seeing posts by Notes - gigging in a duo in south Florida, how cool is that? Dayn Warren, a pastor in the northwest. You, in Las Vegas, dealing with the economic meltdown that happened there. I'm a medical school department chair. What a cool, valuable asset this is to us all.
Honored to be part of this,
Parker is still posting on Facebook with reasonable frequency, and the re-launch promise is still on the Parker web site, so I'm hopeful that something good will happen. Posting on social media would be the last thing on their minds if they were intending to close the business, but if they are going to bring the brand back it makes perfect sense to do it. And even if the new products are not at the level some people want, they will likely bring new players to the brand and the forum. Fingers crossed not long now.Thanks Jamie,