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Old 09-30-2006, 12:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy No Parker Fly for me...

Well, as some people here might know, I had a deposit on a used Parker Fly Deluxe for a while. I payed it off recently, and the guitar was being checked before it was shipped off to me, but the jack had to be replaced, and then I was informed that the piezo wasn't working, so the guitar had a lot of issues.

The seller was very cool about it though, and I got a refund on the full price, deposit and all.

I'm still a bit sad though, because I was hoping to get hold of a good guitar with piezos, and the Parker Fly Deluxe was just about perfect.

Oh well...

I think I might just take this time to save a little longer, and see if I can stretch to a Petrucci 7! Yeah, I'm not really bothered about the new model coming out, and I've had serious gas pains for the current Petrucci model for a long time.

Ideally I'd like to get it in Pearl Redburst, Piezos, Matching Headstock, regular inlays, and with the D-Sonic in bridge. That would completely rock my anus.

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Old 09-30-2006, 01:29 PM   #2
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man that kind of sucks, but you can't go wrong with a petrucci model
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Old 09-30-2006, 01:33 PM   #3
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Dude you can find Parker Deluxes on eBay for $900 all the time. I used to have two of them. I paid $750 for one, $900 for the other (the $900 being mint). Theyre a lot better than the Petrucci model bro. Just get one on eBay

Oh yeah, youre in Europe or something... :o
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Old 09-30-2006, 02:08 PM   #4
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Dude you can find Parker Deluxes on eBay for $900 all the time. I used to have two of them. I paid $750 for one, $900 for the other (the $900 being mint). Theyre a lot better than the Petrucci model bro. Just get one on eBay

Oh yeah, youre in Europe or something... :o
Yeah, but if I get the Petrucci it won't be missing a string!

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Old 09-30-2006, 02:41 PM   #5
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+ Pearl redburst looks awesome.



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Old 09-30-2006, 02:52 PM   #6
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That one's missing a string too though. :p

I think at some stage in the future I might look into a Parker Fly again, but right now I'd really like to snap up a Petrucci as I don't really like the new model.

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Old 09-30-2006, 11:47 PM   #7
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am i the only person alive that doesnt like how the petrucci looks?

smokey the bear is way more intense in person
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:46 AM   #8
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Ahh dang man, sucks when you've waited a while.

This guy: I used to hate them and I know a lot people find that the shape grows on you
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Old 10-01-2006, 03:03 AM   #9
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Damn, man that's harsh. Cool that the seller gave you all your money back, though. Hope you can get the JP7.
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Old 10-01-2006, 07:55 AM   #10
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I'm not a huge fan of how the Petrucci looks, but i still love mine. Once you play it and hear it, you kind of forget that it's not the sexiest guitar out there.

It's built to be a playing machine, not a work of art. And i'm okay with that.
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Old 10-01-2006, 09:14 AM   #11
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am i the only person alive that doesnt like how the petrucci looks?
Nope, i've never warmed to it either.

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Old 10-01-2006, 10:03 AM   #12
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I loved my JP7, it played and sound beautifully. I got a really good deal on it though, I really wouldn't recommend paying anywhere close to new. Theyre nice but they charge custom shop prices. You could get two Universes for one of those.
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:36 AM   #13
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I loved my JP7, it played and sound beautifully. I got a really good deal on it though, I really wouldn't recommend paying anywhere close to new. Theyre nice but they charge custom shop prices. You could get two Universes for one of those.
I've been keeping a very close eye on ebay, there's no way I'll be buying one in Europe, because a new Petrucci 7 with all options from thomann.de goes for a whopping e3500 which is $4436 for US peeps.

I'm hoping I can get one from the states though, because they actually seem reasonablely priced there. The only problem is, a lot of places won't ship outside of the US.

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Old 10-01-2006, 10:50 AM   #14
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I wouldn't expect a JP to sound half as good as a Parker as far as the piezo is concerned. I used to have 2 JP models, one with the piezo and one without. I ended up selling the one with the piezo because IMHO it sounded like crap.

I believe you really need a hard board wood to make those notes sound anything close to an acoustic tone. Rosewood + piezo = strings that sound like rubber bands. Now, an ebony boarded guitar with stainless steel frets is a whole different matter...
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:02 PM   #15
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am i the only person alive that doesnt like how the petrucci looks?

no Idont really care for it either - looks too Music Man for my tastes

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Old 10-03-2006, 03:50 PM   #16
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Karl, try www.guitek.com a new JP7 in pearl redburst with matching headstock and piezo's is 1665, or about 2470Euros.
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Old 10-04-2006, 01:06 PM   #17
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Karl, try www.guitek.com a new JP7 in pearl redburst with matching headstock and piezo's is 1665, or about 2470Euros.
Thanks, but I've been quoted 1419 for that spec from soundslive.co.uk

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Old 10-05-2006, 02:52 AM   #18
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Just found one for 1251.94 at http://shop.guitarbargains.com/store...7190Pxu3E7F48C, though the matched headstock is extra. I doubt it'll be 200 though.
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Old 10-05-2006, 02:56 AM   #19
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Is it possible to order one from an american dealer?
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Old 10-05-2006, 03:02 AM   #20
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Import fees and shipping sucks ass. It's almost best to fly to the States and buy it and then "hand carry" it back in an ATA certified case. For the price of some round trip tickets to the States from abctravel.de it ends up cheaper that way. My only concern for our British friends is convincing airport customs agents that you don't owe any import fees.


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Old 10-05-2006, 02:09 PM   #21
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Just found one for 1251.94 at http://shop.guitarbargains.com/store...7190Pxu3E7F48C, though the matched headstock is extra. I doubt it'll be 200 though.
Oh yeah, forgot about that shop. I got my RG1527 from them, very cheap indeed!

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Is it possible to order one from an american dealer?
I've asked quite a few dealers, aswell as ebay sellers if they'll ship outside the US, but none of them will. It's something to do with EBMM dealer agreements.

I'm thinking that I've two options. Keep a look out on Ebay and other sites like this, Petrucci forum, jemsite and so on for a decent second-hand one... Or ask someone here on sevenstring.org if they can buy it for me and ship it on over my way.


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Old 10-05-2006, 02:22 PM   #22
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Bummer about the Parker. They are my favorite sixers.

Man, you're in Eire still, right? What about an Emerald? They're really pricey here in the states, but maybe they'd be cheap enough over there. Email or call them and see what they can do for you. Alister Hay (if I'm spelling his name wrong, sorry) told me they were willing to make solidbody sevens with pretty much any option aside from choice of material and fanned frets.

They use many of the same materials parker does, except they use acoustic foam as a lightweight alternative to wood. It's supposed to sound really good. Unfortunately, I have never heard the foam myself, though.
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Karl, I take it you reccomend them then? My friend was interested in the ESP Sanskrit F7 they sell, but neither of us know anyone who's dealt with them before.

Bostjan, very interesting, I'll have to have a look at that. BTW, nice to see you about again.
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Old 10-05-2006, 02:54 PM   #24
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Hmm, you've piqued my interest there Bostjan, I'll have to send them an email.

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Karl, I take it you reccomend them then? My friend was interested in the ESP Sanskrit F7 they sell, but neither of us know anyone who's dealt with them before.
Well I've only bought 1 guitar from them before, but it was probably the fastest guitar delivery ever, got to me in 2 days time.

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That's more than we've done. I'll let him know. Cheers dude.
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