BGRA: Parker Fly five string

Manufacturer Parker Model Fly five string
Reviewer Ray Pace Email bluesbears at
Experience 5 Item owned 1-6 months
Review Date 2004-07-17 Price paid $2300
Bass type5 string fretted
Neck joinSet Neck
Neck constructionmahogany wrapped in carbon fiber
Fingerboardglass and carbon, 24 frets, 34 inch scale
BodySitka spruce with quilted maple front and back
Finishhigh gloss polyurethane
Pickups2 custom Di Marzio Ultra Jazz, Fishman piezos
HardwareSperzel aluminum locking tuners, mono-rail bridge
Electronicsmaster volume, pan, active 2band EQ, piezo control
This is a lightweight 7 3/4 pound dynamite bass, built very well and plays like a dream. Dial in the sound you want with the combo of two humbucking jazz pickups and the Fishman piezos. If you can't get it here, you just can't get it!
construction (100%)
Very solid, well-built
playability (100%)
very smooth fretboard, well-designed
appearance (100%)
Quality look without going overboard
sound (100%)
If you can't get it here, you can't get it
value (100%)
You spend a lot, but you get a hell of a bang for it
service (95%)
called to register the bass, friendly guy on the line
overall (100%)
Put on the Thomastiks and play your day away.
The BGRA is generously underwritten by David King of Bass Guitar Systems.
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