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by Wheresthedug
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Remove output jack socket
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Remove output jack socket

Thanks. It should be fairly easy to make something similar. If I ever need to do it again I'll give it a shot.
by Wheresthedug
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Strange Clicking noise is driving me mad
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Strange Clicking noise is driving me mad

Thanks rsdio I have tried with my phone on Airplane mode etc but it was still clicking. It isn't clicking anymore at the moment but will be keeping a close eye on when and where it happens to try and isolate anything that might be causing interference. Regarding the watch. I actually have the opposi...
by Wheresthedug
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Strange Clicking noise is driving me mad
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Strange Clicking noise is driving me mad

It doesn’t domit with any other guitar though. I have had the electrics checked by an electrician because I was having a problem with an amp a couple of years ago, the electrics checked out fine the amp had an issue which my tech resolved. Grounding issues in houses are relatively rare in the UK. I ...
by Wheresthedug
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Remove output jack socket
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Remove output jack socket

I’ve uploaded a few photos of the jack after sawing the end off it:
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by Wheresthedug
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Strange Clicking noise is driving me mad
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Strange Clicking noise is driving me mad

A quick update. I tried replacing the output jack in case it was faulty. The socket was definitely loose and the guitar lead would slip partway out unless hooked tightly between my strap and the guitar body. The new output jack has solved the looseness problem but the clicking is still as bad as eve...
by Wheresthedug
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Remove output jack socket
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

So, I ended up going for brute force after all :lol: Fortunately it worked. With a 1.5mm allen key in the hole and a bit of pressure it finally moved enough to get started. Once moving it was easy enough to unscrew by hand. The old jack came out no problem and the new one works perfectly in its plac...
by Wheresthedug
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Remove output jack socket
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Remove output jack socket

So, I ended up going for brute force after all :lol: Fortunately it worked. With a 1.5mm allen key in the hole and a bit of pressure it finally moved enough to get started. Once moving it was easy enough to unscrew by hand. The old jack came out no problem and the new one works perfectly in its place.
by Wheresthedug
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Remove output jack socket
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

Thanks VJ. I figured that out. And fortunately the replacement jack strap button also screws off so it looks like it is going to work as a direct replacement. However, the issue is how to actually get the black part off. There is a little hole in it which looks like it is used with a tool. I don't h...
by Wheresthedug
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Remove output jack socket
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

Can anyone tell me the secret of how to remove the jack socket on a Deluxe? At the moment I am leaning towards "brute force and ignorance" but think there must be a better method. I assume the little hole in the end cover is to hold or turn it with but it seems pretty tight and I don't want to force...
by Wheresthedug
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Remove output jack socket
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

I noticed the little hole in the end cap so was planning on using an Allen Key or something to stabilise it but haven’t seen the correct tool. Have you seen/got a picture of the wrench? I imagine it should be easy enough to improvise something.
by Wheresthedug
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: the Anatomy of a Fly
Replies: 13
Views: 3800

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

Will do

I’ll order today and let you know how it goes.
by Wheresthedug
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: the Anatomy of a Fly
Replies: 13
Views: 3800

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

Is this correct one? https://www.stewmac.com/electronics/components-and-parts/jacks/fishman-switchjack-endpin-jack.html Actually, on further digging it looks like the Fishman is a rebranded Switchcraft 4 connector stereo end pin. Could this be the case? Would this work? If so it would be a lot cheap...
by Wheresthedug
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: the Anatomy of a Fly
Replies: 13
Views: 3800

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

This is a really great resource. thanks guys. I notice that the output jack is still showing as to be confirmed. Is there any news on this? I want to replace the output jack on my 96 Deluxe but seem to remember that they are quite specific and difficult to locate. Am I remembering this correctly or ...
by Wheresthedug
Tue May 12, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Strange Clicking noise is driving me mad
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Strange Clicking noise is driving me mad

Hi Guys I had some electrical issues with my 1997 Fly Deluxe earlier this year. One of them was due to a faulty piezo saddle which I replaced and that fixed the problem. However, I still have the other issue which affects only the magnetic pickups. Now that everything else is working fine this mag p...
by Wheresthedug
Sun May 10, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Pre refined classic in Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: Pre refined classic in Ireland

Hi Mr303 sorry for the tardy reply. I haven't been in the forum for a while and just noticed your question today.

My was made on 30th June 1997 if I'm reading the serial number correctly.
by Wheresthedug
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Pre refined classic in Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: Pre refined classic in Ireland

OOOFT

That is a STUNNING Colour!!!!!

I'm surprised at the price though. I bought my Gold 97 Deluxe last year in the UK for £1,350 and there were several available around that price at the time.
by Wheresthedug
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Missing: charge of battery bulb.
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Missing: charge of battery bulb.

I'm no electrical guru but it looks like a simple red LED. I noticed when I was changing my Piezo recently that one leg of the led on mine was broken away from the circuit board. I desoldered the other leg and removed it altogether. I then trimmed the little black plastic sheath that stops it shorti...
by Wheresthedug
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Replacing Piezo Saddles
Replies: 13
Views: 1074

Re: Replacing Piezo Saddles

Chris came back to me with the following

"Glad you sorted it.

Yes feel free to give my info@caguitarworks.co.uk email out.

I no longer have my website up but still have the Facebook page. I do/can do private work in my spare time for any brand of guitar"

I found him via Facebook as CA Guitarworks
by Wheresthedug
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Replacing Piezo Saddles
Replies: 13
Views: 1074

Re: Replacing Piezo Saddles

As far as I know he is no longer doing repair work etc as he works full time for PRS now. He said he has some Parker spares left over which he will be selling off at some point. I'll message him and see if he is OK with posting his details.
by Wheresthedug
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Replacing Piezo Saddles
Replies: 13
Views: 1074

Re: Replacing Piezo Saddles

No, i managed to track down a guy here in the UK the UK who used to specialise in Fly repairs. He now works for PRS Europe though. Anyway he was really helpful and told me had some pre-refined piezo saddles in his workshop. I bought 3 off him to replace the saddle (including piezo) and still have a ...