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by writewheel
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: Fly Saddles through the years
Replies: 22
Views: 6925

Re: Fly Saddles through the years

After reading your and "Big Swifty" comments, I went the no glue route. I dropped them in without pressing at all and hoped that the string downpressure would take care of the rest. Sonic output across all strings is the same (3 saddles with new bearings). If I were a gigging musician, I w...
by writewheel
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: Fly Saddles through the years
Replies: 22
Views: 6925

Re: Fly Saddles through the years

Thanks VJ and all :) I'm back in business with my Nitefly. First tune that came to mind was "Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo" for it's happy energy. I have to say this is my desert island guitar if I had to have just one.
02 Nitefly
02 Nitefly
by writewheel
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: Fly Saddles through the years
Replies: 22
Views: 6925

Re: Fly Saddles through the years

I was able to purchase replacement ball bearings thanks to VJ's input. I'm wondering if I should just drop them in or do they need to be glued. Also, I was able to buy a NOS 4th gen bridge, is there any "sonic" advantage to swapping it with the ball bearing version in my Nitefly?
by writewheel
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: NiteFly Smartswitch jack and ball bearing saddles
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

Re: NiteFly Smartswitch jack and ball bearing saddles

Hello all,
I just received the ball bearings. Do I just drop them in place, or should they be glued in somehow?

Thanks in advance for your advice.
by writewheel
Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: NiteFly Smartswitch jack and ball bearing saddles
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

Re: NiteFly Smartswitch jack and ball bearing saddles

Thanks all. The journey begins. I will post with my progress.
by writewheel
Sat Jun 26, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: NiteFly Smartswitch jack and ball bearing saddles
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

Re: NiteFly Smartswitch jack and ball bearing saddles

Thanks for helping with visibility. Now I need a different kind of help. It turns out I was careless when I restrung my guitar. I am missing the twin ball bearing inserts on my DGB strings thanks to my 69 year-old eyeballs and the fact that I never saw that happen with my first Parker which was a ma...
by writewheel
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: NiteFly Smartswitch jack and ball bearing saddles
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

NiteFly Smartswitch jack and ball bearing saddles

I have an 02 NFV-M and it seems the output "smartswitch" jack has failed. I didn't see a replacement at the Stewmac link. Can someone please point me to a resource to buy a replacement for the jack alone. Fishman doesn't sell direct to consumers. Thanks in advance. @writewheel, the smart-s...
by writewheel
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: the Anatomy of a Fly
Replies: 26
Views: 35139

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

I have an 02 NFV-M and it seems the output "smartswitch" jack has failed. I didn't see a replacement at the Stewmac link. Can someone please point me to a resource to buy a replacement for the jack alone. Fishman doesn't sell direct to consumers. Thanks in advance.