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by vjmanzo
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: 1998 Gold Fly
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: 1998 Gold Fly

Looks great!! Not my favorite color either, but I’d play it! Congrats!
by vjmanzo
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Announcements and News
Topic: About the Fly Clone Project
Replies: 12
Views: 5295

Re: About the Fly Clone Project

Hi @SeverusStarkiller; welcome! There is no waiting list for springs.
by vjmanzo
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Damage to Fly from Broken Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Damage to Fly from Broken Spring

Haha no real cause for alarm :lol: Damage to the body due to a spring snapping is rare; it’s more likely that the spring would just snap and fall apart. However, there are a few known instances where a broken spring did, in fact, shoot through the front of the guitar. :shock: We’re mostly just looki...
by vjmanzo
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Volume knob placement
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Re: Volume knob placement

Hey InsideInfo —yes, I’ve heard of others tucking the master volume knob inside the guitar, carefully strain-relieving the Flex PCB, and plugging the hole (Lowes sells small hole plugs that are useful). I personally don’t mind the master volume knob in that location because it’s easy to do volume sw...
by vjmanzo
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: All SOLD For Sale: Fly 9 and 10 Springs
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: All SOLD For Sale: Fly 9 and 10 Springs

InsideInfo wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:27 pm Man you're generous!!!
Look who’s talking!! :lol: Thanks!
by vjmanzo
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Springs
Replies: 17
Views: 1630

Re: Springs

Thank you, InsideInfo , for true very kind gesture! I’m truly touched! I’m sending you message offline now, but just wanted to respond quickly to say that I really appreciate that. You’re absolutely correct: these are truly innovative and enjoyable instruments, and the thought of being unable to pla...
by vjmanzo
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For Sale - Mojo Blue Burst
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: For Sale - Mojo Blue Burst

Looks great, @lerxst6! Good luck with the sale!

Your non-hoarding sensibilities are an inspiration to us all!! :lol: One day: I can change! :P
by vjmanzo
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Somebody buy this Hardtail so I don’t have to.
Replies: 14
Views: 291

Re: Somebody buy this Hardtail so I don’t have to.

Hahahahahaha I know exactly what you’re saying!!!
by vjmanzo
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Damage to Fly from Broken Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Damage to Fly from Broken Spring

Hello, My team and I are looking for examples of damage to the Fly resulting from the flat spring breaking. If you have any pictures and narrative describing damage to your Fly as a result of the spring breaking, would you kindly post those here? In particular, we are looking for photos of damage to...
by vjmanzo
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Parker Fly Deluxe 1997 - Neck Crack
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Parker Fly Deluxe 1997 - Neck Crack

Most people on forums etc. thought that those were cracks signaling structural damages. Yes, Symbolic3001 , that happens all the time and, actually, you can sometimes see sellers apologetically listing their Flys much lower than you’d expect because they too assume that there is neck damage. Now, 2...
by vjmanzo
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Springs
Replies: 17
Views: 1630

Re: Springs

Hi InsideInfo Welcome to the forum, and thanks for the post. This video describes what the springs should be doing: https://youtu.be/IKhi0BsFlB0 I’ve summarized a few of the guiding thoughts my team and I have had on this. Statement #1: Right now, you/anyone can get any number of machine shops or sp...
by vjmanzo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Parker Fly 10th Anniversay, #13 of ???
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Parker Fly 10th Anniversay, #13 of ???

Happy to help! That’s a great instrument and I’m sure others here saw your images and drooled a bit! :lol: The serial number suggests, as you noted, that this is from the brief period when “refinements” were introduced to the Fly and Ken was still at the helm. Having his autograph on it is a pretty ...
by vjmanzo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Parker Fly 10th Anniversay, #13 of ???
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Parker Fly 10th Anniversay, #13 of ???

This was the Fly Jazz listing I referenced above that I remembered seeing a while back: https://reverb.com/item/7167787-parker-fly-jazz-transparent-cherry-red-electric-guitar-fishman-piezo-rare Yours looks like it’s in better condition, so that’s a plus; also looks like this was being sold outside t...
by vjmanzo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Parker Fly 10th Anniversay, #13 of ???
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Parker Fly 10th Anniversay, #13 of ???

Hey BurningNorth , Welcome to the forum! Quite a gem you’ve got there!! Yes, Ken Parker does indeed check this forum, and I’ll ping him on this. This is, indeed, a rarer one-off insofar as the unique treatments; it’s a Fly Jazz model, which has the same wood combination as a Fly Classic. I can’t tel...
by vjmanzo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Parker Fly Deluxe 1997 - Neck Crack
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Parker Fly Deluxe 1997 - Neck Crack

Hi Symbolic3001 , The neckjoint is a common place for finish cracks, which is what those look like. If it were mine, I would have a tech look at it to assess if the setup is proper and then I would not be concerned about it one bit. It is impossible for composite material on the back of that neck to...
by vjmanzo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Best Nitefly?
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Best Nitefly?

Hi Fast-Die , This document summarizes the changes of the NiteFly over time. The most radical departure from the original design, which occurred at the very end of Parker Guitars, was a NiteFly that had no composite reinforcement on the neck (only a composite fingerboard); this is shown in the 2015 ...
by vjmanzo
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: Parker Fly Electronics and Wiring Guides
Replies: 2
Views: 2121

Re: Parker Fly Electronics and Wiring Guides

Hi @ivanduroc—the Graphtech bulletin has some diagrams that may be helpful.
by vjmanzo
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Help setting the action on a Fly deluxe 97
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Help setting the action on a Fly deluxe 97

Hi @TalM,

If you’re taking this guitar to a tech, maybe just print up the manual and explain the problem. That hex screw in that bridge bushing probably hasn’t been turned in 20 years, and needs a good shove, but probably best to let a tech explore that for you!
by vjmanzo
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fly pre-refined concentric piezo knob
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Fly pre-refined concentric piezo knob

Yeah, @TalM! Nice going!
by vjmanzo
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fly pre-refined concentric piezo knob
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Fly pre-refined concentric piezo knob

TalM wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:45 am Now I need to gather my courage to change the spring myself. :lol:
Haha you got this!! It’s easy, and should come right out...unless it’s stuck! 🤮