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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: 908ssp on July 06, 2005, 04:49:18 PM
I am ready to order a P series bass. I can't afford to have USA Parker bass in the house for guests but I could justify a P series. I am sure you would give us a heads up when we can get our dealers to order one. [^]

Alex
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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: TheGuitarGuy on July 07, 2005, 12:57:08 AM
Wow, I never even knew they were coming out with a P Series bass. I assumed they would eventually tho, that's cool. Sorry I have no info for you about it but hopefully people post something, I'm interested in them too.

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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: JPage on July 08, 2005, 12:15:05 PM
Absolutely we will keep you posted.  The Korean factory currently has our specs and is building some prototypes.  The earliest we would release it is January, 2006.
We had some protos this time last year, but they didn't pass muster.

John
Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: loumt123 on July 08, 2005, 12:44:15 PM
How many strings...fly body shape...hit us up with some details, please [:D]
Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: Jay Terrien on July 09, 2005, 06:10:26 PM
quote:
Originally posted by JohnP

Absolutely we will keep you posted.  The Korean factory currently has our specs and is building some prototypes.  The earliest we would release it is January, 2006.
We had some protos this time last year, but they didn't pass muster.

John



Cool.  Please keep us all posted regarding any movements with your new bass series!!!  :)

Jay

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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: Nigel Tufnel on March 25, 2006, 08:27:19 AM
You can get them from www.letusa.es if you don't mind paying shipping from Spain! Apparently they're only selling where the market is already ripe.
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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: ChicagoKid on March 25, 2006, 10:25:22 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Nigel Tufnel

You can get them from www.letusa.es if you don't mind paying shipping from Spain! Apparently they're only selling where the market is already ripe.
Nigel

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I'm blind. I can't find it on there. [V]

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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: uburoibob on May 05, 2006, 07:55:03 PM
Here's a photo I found today, but for the life of me, I can't remember how I got to the page of NAMM show photos I linked it from!

(http://www.parkerguitars.com/namm1-06/images/New%20Import%20basses.jpg)

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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: 908ssp on May 05, 2006, 08:40:09 PM
Those look fine better then fine. I am glad I bought an American Fly bass I would have sooner or later. I am curious about the body material because someone mentioned it wasn't wood. Which I am not adverse to but I think it is just going to add to the confusion about the rest of the line plus there is an anti plastic bias. But bass players seem to have a more open mind then guitar players generally so it could be a big hit. If it is strong light weight and sounds good it very well may be too good to ignore. [^]

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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: Goose_Bend on May 05, 2006, 11:23:57 PM
I think the P series bass looks a little weird. I dont like the colors or the line thing that seperates the knobs.
Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: sfw on May 06, 2006, 08:02:53 AM
Definately a modern "different" design. Some like, some don't, sound familiar :) I like it a lot, but I'm a big fan of modern design but also lean back to Bauhaus some too. I like the line especially on the all black one. If I remember, its not just a line, but an impression/ridge? Anyone else on this? I've been really interested in bass lately, so I looking forward to seeing/playing one to check it out. I like being different too, it's not easy being green, but it's fun.

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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: uburoibob on May 06, 2006, 09:16:35 AM
The line is actually a scultped away portion of the face of the guitar. And I think it's quite nice.

There's a section under basses on the Parker page now with lovely photos.

Here's one: (http://www.parkerguitars.com/images/models/pb41b_popup.jpg)

And here's the link: http://www.parkerguitars.com/code/models/models_bass_pb41_intro.asp

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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: 908ssp on May 06, 2006, 09:46:17 AM
From purely a design perspective the tuner buttons don't match the rest of the bass. they should be more square and not round or oval shaped. Not a big deal for sure just looks like mickey mouse ears. Or some kind of Mondrian mobile sculpture. [;)]

Only a 1 lb heavier then a Fly bass thats not bad. And since the whole body is cast in a mold they should be pretty consistent. I have seen some decent looking colored Urethane they could make an unpainted version with the color in the Urethane body itself. That could save a lot of money and make a great price leader and be very punk.[^]

I wonder if Parker is trying to differentiate Urethan from Urethane? The proper spelling is with the "e" on the end but Parker leaves that off? [?]

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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: porieux on May 06, 2006, 02:05:01 PM
Too bad it doesn't have piezo's, that would be good on a bass.
Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: Goose_Bend on May 06, 2006, 04:24:57 PM
Im all for modern design, but I like more sunburst type paintjobs. The paint on the P-Bass looks a little like plastic.
Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: Jay Terrien on May 08, 2006, 11:08:11 AM
That's part of the reason why I have two Parker Fly 5s.  I like to add just a LITTLE bit of piezo into my mix, so that I can capture body knocking, noises, etc. "CHARACTER".  ;)

quote:
Originally posted by porieux

Too bad it doesn't have piezo's, that would be good on a bass.



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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: loumt123 on May 08, 2006, 02:22:11 PM
too bad these don't come in 5 string models...maybe this summer namm! I agree the tuners don't really fit the bass...but it looks like a really nice instrument overall
Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: Jay Terrien on May 08, 2006, 05:22:59 PM
Or a 6 string model!!  I now have to sell some older basses that are setting in my closet so that I can buy another 6 (or maybe an 8 string) bass!  ;)

I think the Sperzel tuners are a perfect aesthetic and technical fit for any of the Parker basses/guitars.

quote:
Originally posted by cmpkllyrslf96

too bad these don't come in 5 string models...maybe this summer namm! I agree the tuners don't really fit the bass...but it looks like a really nice instrument overall



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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: loumt123 on May 08, 2006, 06:22:41 PM
i agree! those tuners haven't let me down yet
Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: mmelzer on May 09, 2006, 11:57:56 AM
Somewhat off topic, but what's up lately with manufacturers doing all these funky burst colors?  Greyburst, silverburst, freakin' Gecko-burst on Gibsons?

I have a feeling that 10-20 years from now there is going to be a bunch of very "dated looking colors" on the used market! ;)
Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: loumt123 on May 09, 2006, 06:17:59 PM
i like the experimentation [:D]
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Post by: Nigel Tufnel on May 18, 2006, 01:35:35 PM
I saw one of Cort's "Curbow" basses that's made from something that sounds an awful lot like Urethan. They call it "Luthite." Ibanez is using it too in some of their basses... maybe the "soundgear" series? How similar is the new P-Bass body material to that stuff? It'd be cool to at least get a feel for the material before I plunk doon the change.
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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: ChicagoKid on June 15, 2006, 01:41:41 AM
For all our Canadian friends, the P-Basses are now on eBay for $839 USD. All three of them! They look good. I don't know anything about the dealer but, he has a high feedback rating. Check em out, eh!

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Title: Any News On the P series Bass You want to share?
Post by: Jay Terrien on June 16, 2006, 03:03:23 PM
That's a really good deal!!  ;)

quote:
Originally posted by ChicagoKid

For all our Canadian friends, the P-Basses are now on eBay for $839 USD. All three of them! They look good. I don't know anything about the dealer but, he has a high feedback rating. Check em out, eh!

www.USCustomShop.com <coming soon>



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