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by Barry
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Bad Neck
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Bad Neck

A warped neck is a serious problem alright, but in most cases baring any structural damage, you should be able to "encourage" it back to normal using, as the tech did, clamps and a straight surface. And yes, the key is gently and slowly over time. I would also consider increasing the humidity which ...
by Barry
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Announcements and News
Topic: Larger font UI change
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Larger font UI change

Nice tweak!
Thanks. :)
by Barry
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Video & Audio Performances, Compositions, and Discussions
Topic: My Social Distancing 2020 tour.
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: My Social Distancing 2020 tour.

Very tasty, and s h m o-o-o-o-t h!
by Barry
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: P Series
Topic: PB basses serial numbers?
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: PB basses serial numbers?

MrWalker wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:05 pm
... I KNEW there was an easier way! :D :D :D
:mrgreen:
by Barry
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: P Series
Topic: PB basses serial numbers?
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: PB basses serial numbers?

Nice work indeed. I always appreciate the effort it takes to curate this kind of data. Shortly after I bought my PM20 second hand in 2009, I contacted American Music Corp for info on my red Bubinga model and they confirmed that: It was a limited run, and my serial 05010451 indicated a Jan 2005 build...
by Barry
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: P Series
Topic: Parker Hornet Bass??
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Parker Hornet Bass??

It's not unusual for guitar makers to try to be "hip" by using funky names for their products. Lord knows there are lots of historical examples out there. In the end, though, if the quality isn't there, it doesn't matter what in the hell they call it. The name might generate curiosity but will not m...
by Barry
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: P Series
Topic: Parker Hornet Bass??
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Parker Hornet Bass??

No idea what they were doing there VJ. Obviously some sort of "kewl" marketing attempt methinks. :? My 2005 PM-20 is branded PARKER "HORNET" where it more often reads PARKER "GUITARS". Perhaps that was the original launch name and they changed it subsequently. The catalogue scans I posted are not cl...
by Barry
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: P Series
Topic: Parker Hornet Bass??
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Parker Hornet Bass??

I just stumbled across this little video of a guy examining a Parker Hornet BASS. I didn't know there even was such a thing. :shock: https://youtu.be/SO5op9ozMrI The opening few minutes serve to diss the Profile gig bag that the bass came in so you can skip past that if you want. After that it's fai...
by Barry
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: My 2000 Fly Deluxe
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: My 2000 Fly Deluxe

I dig it! 8-)
by Barry
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: scratchy piezo ..
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: scratchy piezo ..

Geez, that's bizarre!
Interesting, but bizarre! :(

Parkers often strike me as being a tad precious in the engineering department. :ugeek:
Too clever for their own good sometimes.
by Barry
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted light weight DF (not PDF)
Replies: 30
Views: 1741

Re: Wanted light weight DF (not PDF)

Ok So Parker PM’s are rattling around the old head cavity and this falls out “wonder what’s on EBay ?” This: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-Parker-PM30-Hornet-Tobacco-Burst-Prototype-Electric-Guitar-Fly-PM20-PM-20/333479390683?hash=item4da4ebaddb:g:yHIAAOSwAfVeHPES PM30? WTH? Prototype? No s**t? Hmm...
by Barry
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker Guitars Luggage Tag
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Parker Guitars Luggage Tag

I didn't know the tags were special but I guess I should have figured that out huh? I was lucky enough to find one tucked inside the guitar case when I bought my PM20 it from the original owner, the case being a Les Paul hard shell. Later on I replaced it with a genuine padded Parker guitar bag and ...
by Barry
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: How the Fly Vibrato Bridge Works: Yet Another Guide to Setting up your Floating Bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: How the Fly Vibrato Bridge Works: Yet Another Guide to Setting up your Floating Bridge

...To which Music Man vibrato are you referring? VJ I didn't mean to infer that the Bigsby vibrato was on the MM. I was thinking of Gretsch here and just mentioning it as another solid system. (I make a distinction between vibrato and tremolo systems) We sold both brands in the shop and I was alway...
by Barry
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: How the Fly Vibrato Bridge Works: Yet Another Guide to Setting up your Floating Bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: How the Fly Vibrato Bridge Works: Yet Another Guide to Setting up your Floating Bridge

I was a guitar tech for several years and worked on a lot of guitar trem bridges and Bigsby's but I never had the opportunity to see a Parker system. I think THIS would make me curl up in a corner and suck my thumb! :cry: Most Floyd Rose style trems can be made to work reliably, but I think the best...
by Barry
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: My Fly Mojo
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: My Fly Mojo

I dig it! Very kewl.
by Barry
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Another Majik Blue Parker
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: Another Majik Blue Parker

Beautiful guitars both!
by Barry
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Purchasing a cheap Parker?
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Purchasing a cheap Parker?

If you've been in Squier territory you might also enjoy looking at the import P series Parkers too, particularly the PM-20 (my personal bias :mrgreen: ) The PM 20 (and PM10) are perhaps more Les Paul-like than a Strat but they do have coil cut capability which approximates a twangy thang if that's y...
by Barry
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted light weight DF (not PDF)
Replies: 30
Views: 1741

Re: Wanted light weight DF (not PDF)

...After a few years of playing P90s, everything else just sounds dull... Absolutely true! :) I'm a huge P90 fan too, caused by my #1 (and first 'real') guitar, a 1964 Gibson ES-330 TD. As you have done, I have converted several other of my guitars to HB P90's. Hey, they're the bacon of the pickup ...
by Barry
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Video & Audio Performances, Compositions, and Discussions
Topic: Dragonfly crushing some monster tones
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Dragonfly crushing some monster tones

Xrocker wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:51 pm
Good thing I’m a guitarist and not an editor!
That you are indeed! And well done too!