... Posted January 10, 2003 Share Posted January 10, 2003 OK, so I stopped by Bass Northwest to say hello to the kids there and inquire about SWR 4x10 cabs... little did I know that they had a Parker Fly bass! A 5 string no less! http://www.bassnw.com/New%20Exotic%20%20Basses/parker_fly_bass_5_st_red.htm I've been curious about playing one of these since they were announced at Winter NAMM last year. Here's my take on it. It's red. Thank you very much, goodnight! OK, you wanted more information? Oh, silly me. Read on: The body shape is rather odd. I only played it sitting down, and I'm not so sure I'm down with it. It's very, very light weight.. it felt like at any moment it could just launch out of my hands and fly away. The neck is nice and the cutaway allows for very easy access to all 24 frets. I dig composite necks, I've had a Modulus Q4 fretless in my arsenal for a very, very long time. The width, depth, and overall shape of the neck was very satisfying. It kind of reminds me of my Lull M5, however it's a bit narrower (across) all the way up the neck. Electronics. Yes, well.. it's of course got both the peizo and electronic pickups in it, and they can be used separately or blended together. The peizo's sound great but I wasn't impressed by the tone from the electronic pickups. It may have been the lack of a mid range control knob, which I have grown to love and cannot live without now... but the electronic pickups just made the bass sound very bland. There was nothing at all special about the tone. Even with the peizos blended in, I just wasn't that impressed. In the final analysis of it all, I wouldn't buy one. If someone gave one to me, I'd play it every once in a while I suppose. I'm dissappointed by this thing. I wanted it to be the coolest thing ever, but it just isn't. Oh well. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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