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by vjmanzo
Fri Aug 12, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why aren't Ken Parker's innovations being used today?
Replies: 17
Views: 214

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

This is basically the USA-made bolt-on MaxxFly guitars - DF524, 624, 724. Ya know, I hadn’t look at them that way, but I think you’re right on, jester700 🙏 Thanks for that. I’m not familiar with those models, so I think I need to educate myself (V.J. said to himself sneakily in order to justify his...
by vjmanzo
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why aren't Ken Parker's innovations being used today?
Replies: 17
Views: 214

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

It seems to me that with all the modern manufacturing tools, materials and automation, a strategy that could kill all those poor birds with one stone would be to solve the problem of creating a cutting edge guitar that could be manufactured easily and cheaply and then find a way to resist the tempt...
by vjmanzo
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why aren't Ken Parker's innovations being used today?
Replies: 17
Views: 214

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

jb63 wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:01 pm Pete Townshend has some pretty solid rants about this.
Who? 😎
by vjmanzo
Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Springs
Replies: 172
Views: 48978

Re: Springs

Yes, Bigpig63 everything mmmguitar said is spot on (thanks, Marc!). Thank you, also, for the kind words. I’ll just add that the Fly patents have all expired at this point. Regardless, Ken has been as helpful as he can be with this effort. As Marc suggested, a time-consuming part of this effort has b...
by vjmanzo
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: “What’s This Worth?” Thread
Replies: 219
Views: 28058

Re: “What’s This Worth?” Thread

Just posting a PSA for anyone considering buying the ‘99 maple Classic… Thanks, Marc; I saw that one pop up today and had similar mixed feelings: one the one hand, it’s true that it’s a rarer Fly, but certain sellers have an asterisk for me when I see them, and, even with the consistency of most Fl...
by vjmanzo
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why aren't Ken Parker's innovations being used today?
Replies: 17
Views: 214

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

Every guitarist that I ever let play my Fly has been blown away by it and almost always says they wanted one. Yes, that’s been my experience as well! One thing that I think may be a strike against the Fly, however, is that even though they’re in many ways easier to play than most guitars, they also...
by vjmanzo
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Genuine Parker Lover - looking for Bronze or Nylon/Spanish Fly in good working condition
Replies: 33
Views: 4409

Re: Genuine Parker Lover - looking for Bronze or Nylon/Spanish Fly in good working condition

Hi Koyunbaba —thanks for posting! Great looking Fly! I’ve seen these go for around $4k, which is oddly about what they sold for new in the late ‘90s; it’s anybody’s guess what someone may be willing to pay for one as they’re much less common than the Fly Deluxe and Fly Classic. It could fetch $4,500...
by vjmanzo
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why aren't Ken Parker's innovations being used today?
Replies: 17
Views: 214

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

It’s telling that a mad scientist who eats cantaloupe every day is one of the only people willing to keep the innovations alive, via this site and its mission. :lol: I think that’s a reference to me, so I’d better chime in! 🤣 I think mmmguitar is right on (as usual!), DanMumm —Ken still is very muc...
by vjmanzo
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: Announcements and News
Topic: Fly Clone Email Address
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Fly Clone Email Address

Hello, Please note that all Fly Clone emails are now sent from the email address: flyclone@flyclone.com This is a no-reply account that is not monitored and is only used to send emails from our site FlyClone.com . If you are encountering an issue, please contact one of the moderators through the Fly...
by vjmanzo
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: the Anatomy of a Fly
Replies: 29
Views: 38500

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

hapsong wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:05 pm Can anyone provide links for the correct pots (3) and switches (2)?
Hi @hapsong—did you see the links in the original post in this thread?
by vjmanzo
Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Video & Audio Performances, Compositions, and Discussions
Topic: Joni Mitchell !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Joni Mitchell !!!

Love it! Thanks for sharing, @berlinix! I'll keep the sharing going—here's @Ken Parker talking about when he met Joni Mitchell and built her that Fly (at 1:09:54):

by vjmanzo
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: Fly Bridge Prototypes
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Fly Bridge Prototypes

Nothin’ to see here—just a bunch of early Fly bridge prototypes Ken Parker keeps in a box 🙂 D5AA5BAD-C086-4112-80DA-3394ABF04E43.jpeg 10D08611-A691-4102-A772-35E9406B7BFB.jpeg C4CC5D6E-89A2-4566-8CA9-35EF93B9F2EF.jpeg A67ADE1E-BF74-4BA6-84D8-1075B6C6913F.jpeg 9FF50C34-20F7-426C-9EF2-A0CBE92CFBCB.jpe...
by vjmanzo
Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: The Mythical ‘92 Fly Deluxe
Replies: 1
Views: 105

The Mythical ‘92 Fly Deluxe

The first production Fly guitars were from 1993 and had Redwood necks and basswood bodies thus denoted with the serial letters RP (as opposed to the latter BP for basswood and poplar). The basswood poplar combination was chosen for production models by Ken Parker after the use of redwood necks witho...
by vjmanzo
Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Total Refurbish of Trashed Fly Deluxe
Replies: 171
Views: 27165

Re: Total Refurbish of Trashed Fly Deluxe

Very cool!!

FYI—there’s a headstock logo linked in this thread that you can use to make your own waterslide logo.
by vjmanzo
Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Vibrato amplitude
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Vibrato amplitude

Happy to help, @Bruno! 🙂
by vjmanzo
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Vibrato amplitude
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Vibrato amplitude

By “amplitude” do you mean pitch bend range? If so, see this post from @mmmguitar!
by vjmanzo
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 619

Re: Hi Everyone

illicitizen wrote: Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:00 am Do you guys recall the user that was making the 1FlyBob?
That’s @Paul Marossy! 🤘
by vjmanzo
Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Hello again.

Nice!!!! 🔥
by vjmanzo
Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Midiaxe connection
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

Re: Midiaxe connection

Awesome, mmmguitar!