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P SERIES GUITARS / Re: P 44 wiring diagram please !
« Last post by billy on Today at 09:31:45 PM »
I don’t know much about the p series but hope this is close enough

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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS / Re: The rebirth of Parker Guitars?
« Last post by jester700 on Today at 06:19:14 PM »
Good question, but all I have is what's on Wiki, and apparently it's still in the family. Maybe it has to do with deciding to sell internationally? Easier to form a new company for that? Maybe there was family differences of opinion and different folks went to different companies?
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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS / Re: The rebirth of Parker Guitars?
« Last post by Notes_Norton on Today at 02:15:38 PM »
It's good to hear Carvin and Kiesel are one and the same, but I wonder, why would they give up their good reputation by changing their name if they hadn't sold the company to someone else?

I have 2 sets of Carvin speakers, one passive, one active.

When I bought them, I was replacing a sub-woofer/satellite set. I had a friend who had the Carvins so I did an A/B test on my PA (panned mono) with the Carvins on one side, and alternately EON, Mackey, Samson, Peavey, and a couple of other brands. The Carvin's sounded better then all of them except for an EV (zx4 I think) that cost well over twice as much as the Carvins.

I bought the Carvin passives, and later when my PA amp got flaky (I have a spare and replaced then repaired it) I started thinking about having actives, so I would have 2 amps and if one crapped out the other would save the gig.

Luckily the day the PA Amp got flaky (lots of distortion) I was at my weekly gig for I think our 7th or 8th year, so the customers who are our extended 'family' didn't mind. They were concerned about our gear, not our performance. When I got home I isolated the problem to be the amp, and put the spare in.

Then I ordered the actives. Now I have 2 PA speakers and 2 PA amps.

There is not quite as much bass in the Carvins as my old subwoofer (60 lbs in the plywood cabinet) but the midranges are much cleaner. Plus they are 32 pounds each, which is much easier to lug and tote. So I cranked up the bass response of the BBE Sonic Maximizer and it's close enough for the public on the bottom end, and noticeably better in the mids.

Still concerned about the name change for the guitars. Why give up a reputation that has such a long history?

Notes
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GENERAL DISCUSSION / Re: pickup height
« Last post by sybersitizen on October 20, 2017, 01:00:43 PM »
Depending on what pickups you have, you can refer to this from the user manual:

DIMARZIO PICKUPS

Each DiMarzio humbucking pickup is secured to the body by two hex-head screws. On the coil, closer to the bridge, the mounting screw is the screw under the B string. On the coil, closer to the neck, the mounting screw is the screw under the A string. Turn the screws clockwise to tighten and counterclockwise to loosen.

To adjust pickup height, unscrew both pickup mounting screws. Raise or lower your pickup to the desired position with your fingers. Retighten both pickup mounting screws flush with top of pickup. Do not over tighten.

SEYMOUR DUNCAN PICKUPS

Each Seymour Duncan pickup is secured to the body by two slotted screws. These mounting screws are located under the E strings on the outside coils. Turn the screws clockwise to tighten and counterclockwise to loosen. To adjust pickup height, unscrew both pickup mounting screws. Raise or lower your pickup to the desired position with your fingers. Retighten both pickup mounting screws flush with top of pickup. Do not over tighten pickup mounting screws flush with top of pickup.
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GENERAL DISCUSSION / pickup height
« Last post by beecue on October 20, 2017, 12:05:49 PM »
Hi folks,
Anyone can help me figure out how to raise the dimazio  pickup on my 2008 parker fly? thanks
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NITEFLY GUITARS / Re: fret wire - USA Nitefly
« Last post by sybersitizen on October 20, 2017, 10:52:02 AM »
Sooo, can please some give me some instructions on how to deal with this. I know my share of basic set up, have a house and so on, but for this, it's going to the luthier! I just need frets.

Make sure your luthier knows about these videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ3VOvkrhzs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMD39WKOuKo
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NITEFLY GUITARS / Re: fret wire - USA Nitefly
« Last post by ferenc on October 20, 2017, 07:54:00 AM »
I don't mind replacing them all, size is not an issue for me (jumbo or medium): will they fit (same "threads" on neck)?

One more thing: anyone tried improvising: normal frets, cutting the lower thingie off, lowering them, just gluing them on? I don't care about the details, just that it plays.

b
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NITEFLY GUITARS / Re: fret wire - USA Nitefly
« Last post by Piplodocus on October 20, 2017, 06:13:58 AM »
That fretwork is the “real deal”, but i think it’s for flies, not niteflies. As far as I know all niteflies (certainly my few), and the later flies (no idea from when but at some point after my 2004, and before my 2014), use more jumbo fret wire.

Let me know if you find any!
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NITEFLY GUITARS / fret wire - USA Nitefly
« Last post by ferenc on October 20, 2017, 06:06:53 AM »
Hi all,

i decided to start a new topic, not continue the old one. I am a long time pleyer, have had and still own my share of guitars (currently a G SG, F Usa standard strat, Yamaha ls6).

And now I took a USA Nitefly (SSH, two tone burst) off someone for dirt cheap. Always loved Parkers, now I have it!

One problem. Two frets missing. Glue came off, frets nowhere to be found. What I need is

a) two blank frets (new, used?)
b) advice if the ebay fretwire someone is selling is the real-deal SS
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-REPLACEMENT-UNCUT-FRET-WIRE-FOR-PARKER-USA-GUITARS-for-CARBON-FIBER-NECK-/172918768870

Sooo, can please some give me some instructions on how to deal with this. I know my share of basic set up, have a house and so on, but for this, it's going to the luthier! I just need frets.

(I am in Europe, Slovenia).

Best,

Blaž
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TECH TALK / Re: Need a year from Serial number...
« Last post by DanSchafer on October 19, 2017, 07:20:35 PM »
Looks good to me..THANX SOO MUCH!
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