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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Grays, England
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    NGD - Time for something different (with added carbon fibre)

    I had intended to be on the hunt for a USA Jackson, but I may have gone a little bit astray with this one. Browsing eBay, spotted it, thought I'd always fancied trying one and it was cheap. But I couldn't *quite* stretch to what he was asking, so made a cheeky offer as it had been modified. He accepted, and I'm now the proud owner of an Emerald Green 1997 Parker Fly Deluxe for £1000, the next cheapest one on eBay is £1850!

    The mods were done by the owner previous to the guy I bought it from, and mainly for playing comfort. There was a midi pickup fitted, though now removed and the screw holes sort of filled. For some reason the master volume has been removed & pushed inside the control cavity (there's seperate volumes for the magnetics and piezo's as well), but the shaft has been cut off the pot so I'll need to replace that at some point. The big mod is the rear of the top horn, that's been reshaped. 7SoH cautioned me as it might affect stability, but I gave it a good yank in all directions and it's rock solid. Everything works though and it plays nicely now I've dropped the action and actually balanced the trem at the right point. Piezo's sounded amazing through 7DT's Axe 2 with all the delays yesterday.

    Anyway, pics:











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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridge, UK
    ME: Les Paul
    MB: Precision
    Rig: Mesa/Sunn

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    Fully expected a bike knowing this forum.

    Nice score though dude, these are great guitars, if unsettlingly light.

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    Nice score! Those have been on my "If I won the lottery"-bucket list after hearing the first few Pain of Salvation albums (before they got their Mayonnaise-endorsement ).
    "How can less be more? It's impossible. More is more."
    -Yngwie J. Malmsteen

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    Join Date: Apr 2009
    Location: MA/NH Border

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    Absolute score.

    Parkers are rad as hell, I did love the ergonomics of the Nitefly I owned briefly, but the neck was far too thin for my liking, and I felt like it was too good to be in my hands

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    Join Date: Feb 2009
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    ME: Ibanez RG3120
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    Killer. Always liked how these played!

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    Join Date: Apr 2015
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    Cool stuff!!!

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Grays, England
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    Cheers guys

    Seriously can't stop playing this thing at the moment, it's fun as hell. The only quiestion mark over it is how it's going to hang/am I going to be stuck in the gut by the top horn when it's on a strap, but I'll find out soon enough. I'm at my girlfriend's for a few days so I need to wait until I'm next at mine to grab a strap and try it. The only other downside is I'm going to have to drill out the lowest Sperzel as it won't take a 60 guage string, but that shouldn't be a big deal.

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridge, UK
    ME: Les Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    The only quiestion mark over it is how it's going to hang
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Parker-Fl...-/162522055447

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