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Post by Notes_Norton » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:08 pm

Thanks for taking up the Parker torch. The official Parker forum might be gone, but the Parker Party can Proceed here.

It's not often that I get to be first at anything ;) so I'm the first poster here.

Being the first poster is cool, but I also want to make the post useful to others, so here goes...

My Dragonfly switch died, the one that switches either the mag pickups, piezo pickup or both. I had a devil of a time replacing it, only because when someone on the old Parker forum told me what I needed, I misunderstood.

I found this heavy duty SPDT switch, it fits, and it's working fine. (right click and open in new tab if interested)
https://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Bender-G ... =8-1-fkmr0
It's a little stiffer, and it's nickel colored, which doesn't bother me at all.

I replaced the switch on my custom DF522NN (NN for Notes Norton) Maxxfly (the one on the right)

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There I got the first DF picture here too ;) --- I'm on a roll.

The DF522NN has Parker P-Rail Pickups with triple-shot rings. On the rings are two slide switches that enable the pickups to sound like P90s, Rails, Series Humbuckers or Parallel Humbuckers. The Rails are a little weak in output, but if you put both pups on rail it is a very Strat-ish sound. The P90 is about 99% soapbar (a little thinner) and the humbuckers sound nice.

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I highly recommend these pickups, it is like having a "Swiss Army Knife" of guitars.

OK enough rambling, party on people.

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Bob "Notes" Norton
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Re: Somebody has to post first.

Post by Big Swifty » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:06 pm

And someone has to be the first to reply!

B.S.

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Post by vjmanzo » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:28 pm

Those look great! Is the back of the neck also wood-colored?
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Post by Notes_Norton » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:43 pm

vjmanzo wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Those look great! Is the back of the neck also wood-colored?
Yes

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The front has darkened except for where some pick scratches are, a scratch plate might have been a good idea for me. I tend to dig the pick too hard when I get excited sometimes ;)

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Post by vjmanzo » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:54 pm

Looks great!
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Post by Notes_Norton » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:16 pm

Thanks.

Outdoor gig cancelled tonight due to tropical storm watch, 35mph wind driven rain squalls. So I'm playing on the Internet instead.

I'd rather be gigging, it's the most fun I can have with my clothes on.

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