Search found 199 matches

by mmmguitar
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Parker
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: My First Parker

I am a mahogany fan, so the Mojo is what I’m naturally drawn toward, but a spruce model seems I intriguing. A pre-refined Classic or Artist will feel and play the most like your hardtail. Mojos and other models from the post-Ken era are liable to be very different (eg. fatter necks, different frets...
by mmmguitar
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: P Series
Topic: P-38, Lace Sensors, Piezo, Schaller Switch.
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: P-38, Lace Sensors, Piezo, Schaller Switch.

Ill have to modify the diagram to reflect the fact that there's a coil tap, and a second tone. :roll: :roll: Looking forward to it. The tone pot needs to have the two left lugs utilized in order to sweep in a right-handed orientation - Your diagram has the far right lug utilized (rather than the le...
by mmmguitar
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: P Series
Topic: P-38, Lace Sensors, Piezo, Schaller Switch.
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: P-38, Lace Sensors, Piezo, Schaller Switch.

Two things, monchavo : 1. The tone pot is wired for a left-handed sweep (which may be what you were referring to in the edit), and 2. The bridge Alumitone in the guitar is different from the Dually referenced in the diagram: The humbucker-sized Alumitone codes are orange =hot, green and white =groun...
by mmmguitar
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Bad peizo or short on B string
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Bad peizo or short on B string

+1 to VJ’s suggestions. Considering the element is just epoxied into the bottom of the saddle with a single wire soldered to the “summing board” on the underside of the bridge, the point of failure resulting in intermittent or total signal loss in a single string would have to be limited to the elem...
by mmmguitar
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: P Series
Topic: P-38, Lace Sensors, Piezo, Schaller Switch.
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: P-38, Lace Sensors, Piezo, Schaller Switch.

It *seems* that unsoldering and resoldering the pickups’ leads from the old switch to the new one will be the bulk of the work, with tracing the wires along the (relatively linear) signal path for troubleshooting being the rest of the job. I recognize the frustrating circumstances, but the elements ...
by mmmguitar
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: P Series
Topic: P-38, Lace Sensors, Piezo, Schaller Switch.
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: P-38, Lace Sensors, Piezo, Schaller Switch.

Are you wanting someone to take the color codes from the Lace page and draw them over one of the HSS diagrams from the Schaller page, then draw another diagram including the Fishman preamp? Because you really do have all the info you need between the two links you posted and the Parker diagrams from...
by mmmguitar
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Adaptated Parts, Mods & Projects
Topic: Piezo pickup question
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Piezo pickup question

Whether the microphonic noise is due to the body being highly resonant (which Flys are intended to be) or the pickups being somewhat microphonic, I’m curious to what extent (re)potting the pickups in wax would mitigate this. Be sure to let us know if you get any more squealing or other artifacts.
by mmmguitar
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Adaptated Parts, Mods & Projects
Topic: Piezo pickup question
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Piezo pickup question

I’m struggling to fully understand how it’s in the signal at all Same here. If indeed what you’re hearing is the piezo signal, and you have the summed piezo leads still soldered to the bridge with the only other wire coming from the bridge being the grounding between it and the vol pot casing, then...
by mmmguitar
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Adaptated Parts, Mods & Projects
Topic: Piezo pickup question
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Piezo pickup question

If you tap the saddles and hear the thump through the amp, then your piezos are being fed into the mag circuit. If I understand your post, you removed the piezos from the circuit and rewired everything point to point, but are wondering if grounding the bridge to the vol pot housing is somehow introd...
by mmmguitar
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Parker
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: My First Parker

Serial dates it as the second guitar completed on February 11th, 1994. The white nut is a holdover from ‘93. “BP” in serial designates it as a Basswood neck, Poplar body “Deluxe” Fly. I revised my post after brightening the photo until I could see the ‘93-‘03 battery compartment and mono/stereo swit...
by mmmguitar
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Top horn
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: Top horn

It was a common enough complaint/dealbreaker to result in the shift to the DF body shape. Rather than sanding down the horn, you may wish to try moving the strap button from the end of the horn to the “elbow” of it, instead.
by mmmguitar
Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: the Anatomy of a Fly
Replies: 21
Views: 11304

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

The diagram is on Pages 8 and 9 of this PDF: https://flyclone.com/_files/Notices_Schematics/Graphtec_Saddles_and_Preamp/ParkerElectronicsTechnicalBulletin.pdf Here's a more generic diagram for hooking up the Acousti-Phonic: https://i.ibb.co/19cRXxd/IMG-4433.png One has the option to solder the Graph...
by mmmguitar
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: the Anatomy of a Fly
Replies: 21
Views: 11304

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

I'm thinking the selector was changed by a two position selector where the middle means OFF rather than the original 3-way selector ON ON ON. Given what you’ve shared, this is most likely the case. Fortunately, any generic, Gibson-style ON-ON-ON selector switch will replace it. Alternatively, a 4PD...
by mmmguitar
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: intonation problems? Fly Deluxe pre-refined...
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: intonation problems? Fly Deluxe pre-refined...

Is the high e intonating flat at every fretted note and harmonic other than the open string? Also, would you be willing to take photos of the bridge from above, below, and in profile on each side? I was curious about the brand because even “good” ones can have duds. I once had a D’Addario NYXL D str...
by mmmguitar
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: intonation problems? Fly Deluxe pre-refined...
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: intonation problems? Fly Deluxe pre-refined...

What brand, gauge, tuning?
by mmmguitar
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Springs
Replies: 73
Views: 10271

Re: Springs

I assume Mike’s auctioning one at a time and cloning the listing for the sake of gauging demand and an average of what folks are willing to pay. Then again, I haven’t asked. It’d be funny if it indeed was the same spring each time.
by mmmguitar
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Marc Wants To Buy...
Replies: 73
Views: 5734

Re: Marc Wants To Buy...

Update: Still looking for these, US preferred.
mmmguitar wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:20 am 1. Pre-refined Artist
2. Any era yellow Fly
3. Adrian Belew :cry:
4. DF842 (these somehow seem to pop up in the US even less often than the Belews do)
by mmmguitar
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Springs
Replies: 73
Views: 10271

Re: Springs

As Mike’s NOS 10 spring auction experiment on eBay wraps up, I’m curious to see if future spring listings dip below the $76 mark the high bid has been sitting at. Then again, I wouldn’t be surprised if a final bid crossed the $100 line. Update: I couldn't resist; and wagered $79 that someone was sni...
by mmmguitar
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: P Series
Topic: SS Refret
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: SS Refret

Assuming the frets are in good shape when you finally receive it, polishing the stock ones to a mirror finish should stave off the want for a stainless refret until the honeymoon has passed. I, too, have been spoiled by a good set of Fly frets - I just sold a Steinberger I never bonded with because ...
by mmmguitar
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: NiteFly Smartswitch jack and ball bearing saddles
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: NiteFly Smartswitch jack and ball bearing saddles

Those particular saddles seem to be rare. Given that and the smart-switching issue, you may be better off replacing the saddles and powerchip, then recouping some costs by selling the remaining saddles to others in your predicament. If you’re not much of a piezo user, Mike has non-element saddles fo...