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Bob's Parker Fly

PostPosted:Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:04 am
by CountryMile Cadillac
I keep seeing pics of Bob sitting on bus with a Parker Fly on his lap. if Any one know has he brought it to the stage yet? Always been curious about those guitars.

Re: Bob's Parker Fly

PostPosted:Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:51 am
by yodasfro
Played it last night at Bonnaroo for a couple of songs.

Re: Bob's Parker Fly

PostPosted:Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:34 am
by lightningbolt
Played it last night from Space till the end of the show.

Re: Bob's Parker Fly

PostPosted:Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:09 am
by Ebearius
That is likely a choice driven by back or shoulder issues. I've never found those to be inspiring to play. But they are really light and comfortable.

Re: Bob's Parker Fly

PostPosted:Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:54 am
by flyingheelhook
I don't find it very appealing to look at but understand the whole shoulder/weight of the guitar issue all too well! :cry:

Re: Bob's Parker Fly

PostPosted:Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:41 am
by strumminsix
I owned one for a while. Never did love the tone but where it excels: weight, balance, comfort, killer neck, stayed in tune forever.

Re: Bob's Parker Fly

PostPosted:Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:53 am
by Blacklodgebob
couldn't you just pick one with a decent tone wood compliment, and swap out the electronics? Seems like it would approximate just about any solid bolt on guitar.

Re: Bob's Parker Fly

PostPosted:Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:43 am
by JDB30
I watched the clip of the 2nd set. Interesting tone... sounded like a piezo pickup blended with single coils. Almost sounded like he was going direct.

Re: Bob's Parker Fly

PostPosted:Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:37 pm
by strumminsix
Blacklodgebob wrote:couldn't you just pick one with a decent tone wood compliment, and swap out the electronics? Seems like it would approximate just about any solid bolt on guitar.
Being older and wiser and getting tone I suppose that I would take another whack at it and get better results.

But the reality is that it lacked a certain life that I need to feel in my instrument.

Re: Bob's Parker Fly

PostPosted:Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:30 am
by stuco
He also played it some in Charlotte.

Re: Bob's Parker Fly

PostPosted:Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:20 pm
by Ebearius
Very Cheez Whiz sounding.

Re: Bob's Parker Fly

PostPosted:Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:45 pm
by pablomago
I'm wondering if there isn't some kind of MIDI or guitar synth stuff going on with the Fly. Bobby has two iPads going and I think one might me for guitar processing. He was messing with the iPad while playing the Fly and I didn't see him doing that at other times in the show. Just speculation on my part.

Re: Bob's Parker Fly

PostPosted:Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:54 pm
by tcsned
Our rhythm guitarist used one briefly, it was really light but sounded wimpy. I'm sure there's gotta be a wa to improve the tone.