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EQUIPMENT, SET-UP, AND SETTINGS / Re: Setup problems/Parker tech in L.A.?
« Last post by Patzag on Today at 02:06:25 PM »
Check is a fret is lifting.
I had an issue with my 96 classic which I could not resolve.  No amount ion tweaking on the neck seemed to handle the fret buzz I was getting. Then one day .. Pop! the trouble fret came off.  Wow. Issue resolved.  I regaled the fret using the technique demonstrated on an online video by Terry Atkins and that was that. Same beautiful playability as ever.  Didn't even need to crown the fret or dress it.
So you might have one fret partially lifted.

To check on this, simply go up the neck until you get fret buzz and press down on the next upstream fret and see if the buzz disappears.
Custom Parker Guitars / Re: Mojo surgery (what madness is this..?)
« Last post by jb63 on Today at 08:52:52 AM »
That’s the mojo where you patched a big block in where the trem was, right?
While it seems like going back and doing it again, there’s nothing as nice as the feel of sanding a fly smooth!
It must really be nice to be this close!
BASSES / Re: Fly Bass Serial #'s
« Last post by vjmanzo on Today at 08:37:34 AM »
Low end is great. The pickups aren’t active, but they are buffered through the Fishman preamp just like a Fly guitar, so they require power. Could always be modified. There is a Fly Mojo Bass on a Reverb right now that does have the active EMG pickups.
BASSES / Re: Fly Bass Serial #'s
« Last post by SynapticGroove on Today at 07:37:11 AM »
How is the low end? Are they active/passive or just active?  Many thanks again for all of your insight into this!
Custom Parker Guitars / Re: Mojo surgery (what madness is this..?)
« Last post by Big Swifty on Today at 04:41:15 AM »


BASSES / Re: Fly Bass Serial #'s
« Last post by vjmanzo on September 17, 2018, 06:09:59 PM »
The piezo is definitely an interesting component; just like with the Fly guitar, you can dial in the piezo knob on the bass to give a little percussive element. The pan knob between the magnetic pickups is also rather different (at least in my experience), and takes a little getting used to, but it's a very versatile bass and plays like a dream. I play guitar, and only use my FB4 for recording.
BASSES / Re: Fly Bass Serial #'s
« Last post by SynapticGroove on September 17, 2018, 06:04:11 PM »
Awesome!  Yeah, I've been looking into them for years.  I currently play a Warwick Dolphin Pro I and a Ritter.  However, I love my '94 Fly Deluxe, so I thought I might give the basses a try (the early FB4's, that is).

I don't play out a lot, so recording is what it would primarily end up being used for.  The piezo is very interesting to me.

Thanks again!
Thank you for posting !   Very interesting stuff, especially the neck machine info.  It reminds me of how much careful work went into these guitars.
Though I used to agree that the refined flies were lesser in some ways than the pre-refined, I have come to love my refined Artist more than all the rest. 
EQUIPMENT, SET-UP, AND SETTINGS / Setup problems/Parker tech in L.A.?
« Last post by 24dB on September 17, 2018, 03:08:26 PM »
Hi all,

New poster here, great board.
I have two parker Fly deluxes, both pre-refined.
One is emerald green and has serial 041109BP. (1999)
The other is Italian Plum and has serial 033036BP (1996)
Very similar guitars in many ways, but for the life of me I cannot get the plum one to setup properly.
I keep comparing it to the green one, which was perfect when I got it years ago, no buzzing, great action, very close to the board. I've tried not to mess with it at all.
I dial in the same bridge and truss rod settings on the plum and its just a buzzy fretty mess. I have to loosen the truss and raise the bridge considerably to make it playable, and of course at that point it doesn't have the sweet action and playability of the green one, strings are all higher off the board by a millimeter at least. Nuts seem identical, measure the same. Both have .9s with the appropriate plate. Necks don't appear warped.
Any suggestions or ideas? If not, anyone know a good tech in Lost Angeles for Parker setup?

Thanks in advance, much appreciated.
Custom Parker Guitars / Re: Mojo surgery (what madness is this..?)
« Last post by billy on September 17, 2018, 10:55:18 AM »
A quick update- had to sand all the old paint I sprayed last year off.

Finally had nice enough weather and a block of time to respray. 

This is not the final color but wanted to keep things moving...

updates soon!
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