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by mmmguitar
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Springs
Replies: 172
Views: 48770

Re: Springs

Bigpig63 , the most recently produced batch of Fly springs in 9 and 10 gauges made available by Terry Atkins, who headed Parker after Ken sold the brand, are available on Reverb . Are you needing springs in a heavier gauge? Forgive me if I’m speaking out of turn when I say that, as far as I know, t...
by mmmguitar
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: “What’s This Worth?” Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 27699

Re: “What’s This Worth?” Thread

Just posting a PSA for anyone considering buying the ‘99 maple Classic (the 90s-era designation for Supremes with less-than-spectacular-looking grain) currently listed on eBay: It’s being sold by the self-described “biggest Parker collector in the world”, following his Reverb account being disabled ...
by mmmguitar
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why aren't Ken Parker's innovations being used today?
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Why aren't Ken Parker's innovations being used today?

I'd love to share that process with you guys when I start working on it to see what you think or if you have any suggestions. If I can take any lesson from building the planes, my first attempt at the guitar will be both a disaster and a great learning experience haha. I look forward to seeing such...
by mmmguitar
Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why aren't Ken Parker's innovations being used today?
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Why aren't Ken Parker's innovations being used today?

Long time no see, Dan! Anyone who doesn’t know you should - You’ve always epitomized the need that musicians who play at a high level have for high-performance instruments capable of facilitating whatever needs to be achieved. My curmudgeonly answer is: Building a Fly-like guitar is a tall order whi...
by mmmguitar
Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: Fly Bridge Prototypes
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Fly Bridge Prototypes

Wowzers. Seeing Ken’s take on Ned’s bridge makes me wonder if a headless Fly would have been even further ahead of its time than the Potato Chip.
by mmmguitar
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: "Bullwinkle" guitar hanger
Replies: 23
Views: 11297

Re: "Bullwinkle" guitar hanger

ilanberman wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:18 pm Still have any of these available?
Though This seller hasn’t visited the site in nearly two years, there’s an email in their post that you can try contacting them at. Your best bet at the moment may be to solicit in the Parker Guitars or Parker Guitar Owners and Lovers Facebook groups.
by mmmguitar
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: The Mythical ‘92 Fly Deluxe
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: The Mythical ‘92 Fly Deluxe

I particularly enjoy the “rare, orange peel finish - only one of its kind” selling point in the description. The texture of the guitars I spraypainted as a teenager was uncommon in the marketplace for a reason.

Update: Seller changed listing to reflect 2002 date.
by mmmguitar
Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Total Refurbish of Trashed Fly Deluxe
Replies: 171
Views: 26860

Re: Total Refurbish of Trashed Fly Deluxe

Looking good! I think I only say that sincerely when seeing guitars.
by mmmguitar
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:01 am
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Hello again.

Howdy, @illicitizen/Eric. Everyone should be able to dig a player who rocks a NiteFly and suspenders. 8-)
by mmmguitar
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: “What’s This Worth?” Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 27699

Re: “What’s This Worth?” Thread

Trending down. There's decent Deluxe on Reverb now for less than $2500.00 https://reverb.com/item/58330944-parker-fly-deluxe-black-2001 Yep. And it’s being crosslisted by a FB group member; so it can be had for even less. Update: Sold via Reverb on the 26th. Posting this Bronze listing to see how l...
by mmmguitar
Sun Jul 24, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: “What’s This Worth?” Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 27699

Re: “What’s This Worth?” Thread

$1,600 price drop ($2800 to $1200) for a NiteFly Mojo Flame the owner initially listed as a Fly, which led this competing listing to lower its price from $2k to $1400, then to $1300 before the competing listing sold after undercutting it. Update: Listing price was then raised to $1600 - Ostensibly ...
by mmmguitar
Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Hex Trem Arm
Replies: 13
Views: 2299

Re: Hex Trem Arm

Dratch wrote: Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:36 pm Are these still available? Thanks!
Did you PM @Vertigocycles, as he mentioned in the previous post?
by mmmguitar
Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Video & Audio Performances, Compositions, and Discussions
Topic: Nitefly: Best Production Guitar Ever
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Nitefly: Best Production Guitar Ever

I wasn’t expecting this to be one of the best guitar spotlight videos I’ve seen.
by mmmguitar
Wed Jul 20, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: “What’s This Worth?” Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 27699

Re: “What’s This Worth?” Thread

Here’s a beater NiteFly in need of piezo work where the seller is trying to gouge on shipping. if I was to forget about preferring 24 frets and invest in a NiteFly, it would be after haggling this one down to be no more than a grand after all’s said and done (Though I happen to have all the necessa...
by mmmguitar
Tue Jul 19, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Midiaxe connection
Replies: 8
Views: 2177

Re: Midiaxe connection

I will add though that the GR 33 IS a midi device which can be run by the MIDI Fly. The 5-pin midi in does access the sound module. That’s great! I looked into it, and it seems controllers plugged into the MIDI-In of some older GR units can be routed through the PCM soundbanks. I was under the impr...
by mmmguitar
Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Midiaxe connection
Replies: 8
Views: 2177

Re: Midiaxe connection

I’m just now reading this, as well. The short answer seems to be that the five pin MIDI-out of your guitar is meant to interface with a sequencer-equipped keyboard synth or a DAW interface with its own synth/sequencer plugins; and not a Roland GR unit. If you’re wanting to drive a Roland guitar synt...
by mmmguitar
Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Midifly Piezo/Midi issues
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Midifly Piezo/Midi issues

@Voxbobby22, are you active on VGuitarForums, at all? If not, I suggest asking there, as well. Unfortunately, there’s been very little knowledge of MIDIFly maintenance and troubleshooting shared in this community - The only unicorn rarer is the Adrian Belew signature Fly.
by mmmguitar
Sun Jul 17, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: “What’s This Worth?” Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 27699

Re: “What’s This Worth?” Thread

BMA_USA wrote: Sat Jul 16, 2022 11:45 pm Are there any known instances of him outright scamming or defrauding anyone?
Not that I’m aware of. There was a separate incident preceding the Reverb seller account being disabled that I’d prefer to elaborate upon via PM, if you have further questions.
by mmmguitar
Thu Jul 14, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Balanced String Set/Bridge Issues
Replies: 34
Views: 8001

Re: Balanced String Set/Bridge Issues

Is it even possible to raise the saddles individually on a pre-refined Fly? They're not designed for it, but they can be shimmed in the same manner as Floyd Rose saddles. The problem is that the piezo wire connection on the underside of the saddle is delicate, and there's no reason the fingerboard/...
by mmmguitar
Wed Jul 13, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Alignment of Bridge Pickup
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Alignment of Bridge Pickup

That is interesting that the centering is only a cosmetic concern. To me, it would seem that the relative position/distance of the string to pole’s center would affect volume. Pickup bobbins are standardized to a few common string/polepiece spacings (e.g. 49.2mm, 51.5mm, 53mm, etc.), but aren’t one...