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by Alejandro
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Dead Dimarzio Pickup
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Dead Dimarzio Pickup

Use the spay in the switch, go easy though. Unplug the ribbon cables from the board and give the ends a clean, use the spray on a cotton bud. Clean the connectors as well. Yeah, this is something I'll try. I basically put down the guitar and ordered a few components like a pair of Gen2 DiMarzio pic...
by Alejandro
Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Dead Dimarzio Pickup
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Dead Dimarzio Pickup

Have you tried spraying contact cleaner into the pot wipers and the pickup selector switch? I was thinking about the contact cleaner. I'll buy one tomorrow from the local Home Depot. It could very well be that in the process of soldering and desoldering the pickups, too much rosin flux might have p...
by Alejandro
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: the Anatomy of a Fly
Replies: 21
Views: 11301

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

@mmmguitar
You're asewome. You know exactly what I'm looking for and where to find it. You're the best :ugeek: This helps tremendously
by Alejandro
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: the Anatomy of a Fly
Replies: 21
Views: 11301

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

Awesome. Is there a way to figure out the wiring of these 'post-refined' Mojos with graph-tech preamp? The Gibson switch is the easy part. The thing is to get the original wiring done right and not screw up the guitar lol
by Alejandro
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: the Anatomy of a Fly
Replies: 21
Views: 11301

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

@vjmanzo VJ I bought a Fly Mojo 2011. It's my first 'post-refined' Fly. I'm a little concerned because the Piezo/Mag pickup selector only has two positions. The back position is piezo only (works); the forward position is magnetic only (works); but the middle position should be the mix between piezo...
by Alejandro
Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Dead Dimarzio Pickup
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Dead Dimarzio Pickup

Yes, but before ordering something, how do I know for sure it's the pickup? When I had the pickup out of the guitar, I used a guitar cable with a wire on the ground and another on the tip of the guitar cable, and I got signal from the pickup (touching the pole pieces with a metal). So the pickup isn...
by Alejandro
Sun Jun 27, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Dead Dimarzio Pickup
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Dead Dimarzio Pickup

Can Dimarzio repair old pickups? I thought they just sold pickups, but no repairs
by Alejandro
Sun Jun 27, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Dead Dimarzio Pickup
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Dead Dimarzio Pickup

Thanks a lot
by Alejandro
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Dead Dimarzio Pickup
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Dead Dimarzio Pickup

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 The wiring looks accurate per the diagram. I have the Red&Green on 7; the Black on 10; the Gray on 11; and the White on 6. I don't understand why there is no sound from the pickup. Again, I get signal from the pickup when I put the wires against a guitar cable and touc...
by Alejandro
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Dead Dimarzio Pickup
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Dead Dimarzio Pickup

I have a deluxe with a near-dead neck pickup (1997, Gen1). It's almost dead. You can hear a faint sound with distortion. If I leave the tone clean, you can't hear the pickup. I'm not sure what is causing it. I'm thinking there may be a bad wire in the pickup, but I don't know how to test that hypot...
by Alejandro
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Marc Wants To Buy...
Replies: 73
Views: 5734

Re: Marc Wants To Buy...

Are you looking actually for a set of Gen1 pickups, or were you making a joke? @vjmanzo VJ I have a deluxe with a near-dead neck pickup (1997, Gen1). It's almost dead. You can hear a faint sound with distortion. If I leave the tone clean, you can't hear the pickup. I'm not sure what is causing it. ...
by Alejandro
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1998 Fly Concert Flip
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: 1998 Fly Concert Flip

lol A race to the bottom? The guy lowered it to the lower 3k realm and it lasted a few minutes online. I would say the market is pretty hot. He could have gotten away with lowering it to just $3,600 and it would have sold. We'll see how the other one does now that there is only one.
by Alejandro
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Fly Bass
Topic: Fly Bass (FB-4) History and Manual
Replies: 18
Views: 2969

Re: Fly Bass (FB-4) History and Manual

Nevermind, actually I think it's a prerefined FB4. I'm reading the History section right on top of this page, and there is an ebay screenshot of someone explaining the first Flybass from Wilmington had 7 numbers. This one looks like one of those based on the number. I'm probably going to buy it, but...
by Alejandro
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Fly Bass
Topic: Fly Bass (FB-4) History and Manual
Replies: 18
Views: 2969

Re: Fly Bass (FB-4) History and Manual

Yeah, I'm actually looking at the photos right now; I just got them. It looks super cool to me and it definitely has what looks like carbon fiber on the back of the neck; but $2,300! I'm not sure. I'll ask him to take it to the store tomorrow and I'll drop by at lunch so I can assess it better. It d...
by Alejandro
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Fly Bass
Topic: Fly Bass (FB-4) History and Manual
Replies: 18
Views: 2969

Re: Fly Bass (FB-4) History and Manual

@vjmanzo VJ I got my hands on a Flybass FB5 today at my local guitar store in downtown. It's actually a bit more expensive than I want to pay ($2,999) but the guy let me fiddle with it. The guy told me he has a 4 string version at home he may want to sell; asking price is $2,300 (still a bit expensi...
by Alejandro
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1998 Fly Concert Flip
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: 1998 Fly Concert Flip

Definitely don't sell. Hodl like is Bitcoin. The Flys are going to the moooon!!! :lol:
by Alejandro
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1998 Fly Concert Flip
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: 1998 Fly Concert Flip

Actually VJ, the higher prices we're seeing directly benefit you. After all, you're sitting on a bunch of these guitars lol
by Alejandro
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1998 Fly Concert Flip
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: 1998 Fly Concert Flip

Ok; so I take it is fine to sell it at 4k if that's what people are willing to pay. I'm not sure I understood the comment: "FWIW: this would be an example of how people knowledgeable about Flys drive up the market prices."
by Alejandro
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1998 Fly Concert Flip
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: 1998 Fly Concert Flip

@vjmanzo But if people are buying them, are these folks really driving up the prices? I can't blame them for finding a great guitar at a great price and turning them around for a profit. As a rational person, I would do the same. I don't see how you perceive an ethical problem or a moral issue with ...
by Alejandro
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1998 Fly Concert Flip
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: 1998 Fly Concert Flip

I saw that. There are two of these on Reverb right now, and they both fall within your characterization given that I saw both sell for around the same price before being re-listed at 4k<+. In full disclosure, the other one on Reverb belongs to a friend of mine. The market is what it is, and he defin...