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by vjmanzo
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Piezo Pickup Not Producing Sound - Troubleshooting Help?
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: Piezo Pickup Not Producing Sound - Troubleshooting Help?

Fantastic @no doz! Great to hear!!
by vjmanzo
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Piezo Pickup Not Producing Sound - Troubleshooting Help?
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: Piezo Pickup Not Producing Sound - Troubleshooting Help?

Hi @no doz--just a heads up that we've posted more schematic details about the NiteFly here.
by vjmanzo
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Fly Bass
Topic: Stand for FB-4?
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Re: Stand for FB-4?

Paul Morrison wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:34 am I just got a FB-4 deluxe for 1500$ CAD, which I view as a steal.
That's a great deal!! Congrats!!! I love my FB-4!! They are so well-made and at even twice you paid it's a steal!!!
by vjmanzo
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Fly Bass
Topic: Stand for FB-4?
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Re: Stand for FB-4?

Hi @Paul Morrison,

I use this for my FB-4 in my home studio:

https://on-stage.com/products/view/12514/471405

Looks like it would be good on stage!
by vjmanzo
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fretwire height
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Fretwire heigh

I admit that doing 1-2 passes per fret with a StewMac dremel polishing wheel makes me wish I had a nurse to mop my brow. :lol: Okay--I measured 1.14mm (.045") tall and 2.40 wide using kinda-okay Stew Mac digital calipers on a spare original fret. So, we can confirm with Ken Parker , but the pre-ref...
by vjmanzo
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: Parker Fly, NiteFly, and Fly Bass Electronics and Wiring Guides
Replies: 5
Views: 2503

Re: Parker Fly Electronics and Wiring Guides

Hi @Mike6749,

The Flex PCB is no longer produced. We are working to make replacements and have finalized a trace of the original design. You can follow this thread for more information.
by vjmanzo
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What replacement parts would be highest on your list to buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 153

Re: What replacement parts would be highest on your list to buy?

Hi @Grandpaguy,

You can find some solutions under the Vibrato section of the Anatomy of a Fly post.
by vjmanzo
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fretwire height
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Fretwire heigh

Hi Wheresthedug , I’m almost 100% certain that the fretwire in early Flys is like 6105 “small” fretwire, but without the bottom tang. I can check our documents to confirm. Later on at USM, the Flys all had “jumbo” fretwire like the Fly hardtail and NiteFly. FYI you can remove fret material if need b...
by vjmanzo
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Piezo Pickup Not Producing Sound - Troubleshooting Help?
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: Piezo Pickup Not Producing Sound - Troubleshooting Help?

Hi no doz —great! I'm a bit out of my league to say with any certainty as to how to proceed, so I’ll gladly defer to someone else’s expertise. However, I am certain that the Powerchip on a refined Fly, the three-way switch is an on-off-on switch like this , and, (less certain), does something intere...
by vjmanzo
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2010 Fly Artist for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: 2010 Fly Artist for sale

Doesn’t appear to have logged in since 11/20 and it looks like the listing is down 😑
by vjmanzo
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not a Parker
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Not a Parker

Hey Musikron —that Petrucci Music Man “Majesty” guitar is kind of Fly-ish in terms of feel, balance, and electronics. Of course: it’s not a Fly in many ways, but if I was looking for a seven-string, I’d consider that model. Headless guitars, in principle, will not have the same feel as a Fly, so, if...
by vjmanzo
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Piezo Pickup Not Producing Sound - Troubleshooting Help?
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: Piezo Pickup Not Producing Sound - Troubleshooting Help?

Hi @no doz— happy to help!

And, in optimism: I’ll take my cup of coffee in person once this pandemic is over and I’m next in your area, so let’s keep in touch! ;)
by vjmanzo
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Number of Parkers Sold?
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Number of Parkers Sold?

Eventually, Fly Clone will focus on identifying the best ways to accommodate multiple Flys by dormer-ing out your upstairs! :lol:
by vjmanzo
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Number of Parkers Sold?
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Number of Parkers Sold?

jb63 wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:53 amThat’s not enough.
:lol:

Me to my wife: “Ken produced 30,000 guitars between 1993 and 2003”
My wife: “and those are all upstairs, right?” 😶

😝
by vjmanzo
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Number of Parkers Sold?
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Number of Parkers Sold?

Hey InsideInfo , There is some data known, but it’s largely about total guitars sold. I do have some old records about production, but, unfortunately, nothing complete, and nothing that notes specific colors for a large span of time. Ken Parker estimates 30,000 guitars came out of Wilmington, which,...
by vjmanzo
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Piezo Pickup Not Producing Sound - Troubleshooting Help?
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: Piezo Pickup Not Producing Sound - Troubleshooting Help?

Glad this is working out, no doz ! Thanks for these photos! I’ll let others chime in, but my spidey sense tells me that the preamp is, in fact, the problem, and then if you switch to, for example a Fishman power shape, you’ll be in good shape! I’m not an expert with piece of electric transducers, bu...
by vjmanzo
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Piezo Pickup Not Producing Sound - Troubleshooting Help?
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: Piezo Pickup Not Producing Sound - Troubleshooting Help?

Happy to help, my friend! Stay safe as well!!
by vjmanzo
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Piezo Pickup Not Producing Sound - Troubleshooting Help?
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: Piezo Pickup Not Producing Sound - Troubleshooting Help?

Hi no doz , and welcome! It sounds like something is wrong with the Fishman NiteMix pre-amp inside of the guitar. If you look inside, you’ll see that the piezo elements under the saddles connect to a summing board under the bridge and then the signal connects to the preamp. It’s less likely that the...
by vjmanzo
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fly pre-refined concentric piezo knob
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: Fly pre-refined concentric piezo knob

https://www.bestbassgear.com/bartolini-black-plastic-concentric-stacked-knob-set.htm The bottom part is not the same as the one on our Flys, but, together, I think they’re spot on. This particular link seems to have those knobs backordered, but I’ve put in an order right now regardless, and I’ll co...
by vjmanzo
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PM24 Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: PM24 Pro

jb63 wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:53 am Did I go on long enough?
:lol:

Helpful and insightful as usual! Thanks, @jb63!

Hmmm...I thought I had finally extinguished my interest in a Mojo Singlcut, but this thread has me eyeing what’s out there! 😬 💰