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by Ken Parker
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Ken's Corner
Topic: Crack in back of neck after truss adjustment
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Crack in back of neck after truss adjustment

The problem: I have a Parker fly which has developed a crack on the back of the neck following a small truss adjustment. I never saw this kind of damage before, but I wouldn’t be too concerned aside from cosmetics. The back of the neck is covered with carbon fibers, epoxy resin, and a .010” thick l...
by Ken Parker
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Ken's Corner
Topic: How to Glue on Frets That Have Fallen Off
Replies: 0
Views: 3536

How to Glue on Frets That Have Fallen Off

The Problem: I've had a couple of frets fall off of a Fly. I reattached them using super glue, but they came loose again. Next I tried gorilla glue, and so far they are still intact. Is there a particular adhesive you would recommend if I have to do this again? I have always had success gluing lost...
by Ken Parker
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Ken's Corner
Topic: What grade of stainless steel was used on the Fly?
Replies: 0
Views: 3034

What grade of stainless steel was used on the Fly?

Question: I was wondering if you could tell me what type of stainless steel was used on the Parker Fly guitars you built? Whenever one of the Fly guitars come in for a setup at my shop I am always amazed at how little wear there is on the frets. It seems to be a harder grade of stainless steel than...
by Ken Parker
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Ken's Corner
Topic: How to Fix a Truss Rod That Won’t Move
Replies: 5
Views: 3213

How to Fix a Truss Rod That Won’t Move

The Problem: “The truss rod in this particular guitar barely works; there's more relief in this neck than I'm comfortable with.” For most of our production years, Basswood was the only material used for the necks, and later, we added Mahogany from Central America. One giant goal was to try to do a ...
by Ken Parker
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Ken's Corner
Topic: How To Fix a Stuck Vibrato Arm Set Screw
Replies: 6
Views: 6257

Re: How To Fix a Stuck Vibrato Arm Set Screw

This is the setscrew:
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10-32 X .250”, with a.050” long hard plastic tip
by Ken Parker
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Ken's Corner
Topic: How To Fix a Stuck Vibrato Arm Set Screw
Replies: 6
Views: 6257

How To Fix a Stuck Vibrato Arm Set Screw

The Problem: "I recently wanted to adjust the rotation friction of the vibrato arm and discovered that the set screw in the bridge that controls it is frozen solid." We did use a steel setscrew which could be corroded, and you suggest. This shouldn’t be too difficult to address. Here’s tr...