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by Wheresthedug
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Parker fly electronics repair specialist UK!
Replies: 4
Views: 2064

Re: Parker fly electronics repair specialist UK!

Did you make any progress with this?

Where are you located?

Although not a Fly specialist as such I had my Deluxe fixed by Ollie at Frettronics in Glasgow recently and he got it working perfectly.
by Wheresthedug
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fretwire height
Replies: 5
Views: 2030

Re: Fretwire height

Thanks guys. I appreciate the input. It would be nice to hear @Ken Parker has to say on the subject too.

By the way is everyone aware that Ken is taking part in a zoom forum about innovative guitar design at Harvard tomorrow along with Ulrich Teufell and others. Should be interesting.
by Wheresthedug
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fretwire height
Replies: 5
Views: 2030

Re: Fretwire heigh

Thanks VJ Yes it would be helpful if you could check for me. Cheers. I know I can level the frets as normal (albeit with a bit more work than usual) however once you start down this road it may be the start of a slippery slope which could be avoided if they are still in the original state. I’m famil...
by Wheresthedug
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fretwire height
Replies: 5
Views: 2030

Fretwire height

Can anyone confirm the original (out of the factory) fret height on the pre-refined Flys? I have a few slightly high spots on mine and I want to level the frets. However, after reading Ken’s article about the stainless steel they used, and watching the fretwork video from the factory, it appears unl...
by Wheresthedug
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: 1998 Gold Fly
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

Re: 1998 Gold Fly

I wasn’t crazy about the colour when I bought mine but I absolutely love it now!
by Wheresthedug
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Remove output jack socket
Replies: 13
Views: 4763

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: 2587

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: 2587

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: 4763

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: 2587

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: 4763

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: 4763

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: 4763

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: 4763

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 wan...
by Wheresthedug
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Remove output jack socket
Replies: 13
Views: 4763

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: 26
Views: 35121

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: 26
Views: 35121

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: 26
Views: 35121

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: 2587

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: 3691

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.