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by NailCommunication
Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: Three-Ridge Spring Plate with Bumper
Replies: 8
Views: 3629

Re: Three-Ridge Spring Plate with Bumper

Something's been on my mind, though: For the non-bumpered plates (that are to keep the bridge in a perma-float state) how is the guitar to be tuned?
by NailCommunication
Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: Three-Ridge Spring Plate with Bumper
Replies: 8
Views: 3629

Re: Three-Ridge Spring Plate with Bumper

Thanks VJ! That helps clear things up
by NailCommunication
Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: Three-Ridge Spring Plate with Bumper
Replies: 8
Views: 3629

Re: Three-Ridge Spring Plate with Bumper

Have you noticed a difference in form or function with the non-bumpered plates?

Oh and you're talking the ridge closest to the end that has the most resistance, I take it.
by NailCommunication
Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: Three-Ridge Spring Plate with Bumper
Replies: 8
Views: 3629

Re: Three-Ridge Spring Plate with Bumper

Couple questions: 1: Do you know when the three-ridge spring plates went from being manufactured with bumpers to without? Because I have a refined fly with a bumper on the spring plate and can't recall ever seeing a plate without a bumper. 2: Does it matter which of the three ridges the flat spring ...
by NailCommunication
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body

Such a beautiful grain pattern.
by NailCommunication
Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Local Tech/Repair Resource:
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Re: Local Tech/Repair Resource:

For a while now I've been planning to take my Fly to 3rd Coast in Chicago but am wary of their big city prices. The Third Coast website has a special section of repair estimates just for Parkers, surprisingly. If I can get a quote from them that fits my budget then I will take it to them next month ...
by NailCommunication
Thu May 05, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could Parker guitars return?
Replies: 25
Views: 3916

Re: Could Parker guitars return?

That's the one. Repair work for this guitar at this point comes with requisite guitar tech arm twisting, or I could loan it to Lady Gaga for her next tour. :lol:
by NailCommunication
Thu May 05, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could Parker guitars return?
Replies: 25
Views: 3916

Re: Could Parker guitars return?

mmmguitar wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 12:48 am @NailCommunication, I must admit you now have me curious as to what your Taos looks like.
It's just a Taos custom painted in a harlequin pattern, though the design had me curious at first as well.
by NailCommunication
Wed May 04, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could Parker guitars return?
Replies: 25
Views: 3916

Re: Could Parker guitars return?

They always seemed like high-end boutique guitars with a lot of fit-and-finish labor, rather than a brand emphasizing or showcasing new technology. That's a pretty spot-on assessment. Andrea "Manne" Ballarin seems to be more about incorporating and refining his own ideas than using others...
by NailCommunication
Wed May 04, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Springs
Replies: 167
Views: 46934

Re: Springs

I even remember EVH referring to Floyd Rose himself as a numbnut! Lol Source: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/van_halen_i_came_up_with_a_key_component_of_floyd_rose_they_fucking_patented_it_behind_my_back.html That was the start of a beautiful friendship between Eddie and hi...
by NailCommunication
Wed May 04, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could Parker guitars return?
Replies: 25
Views: 3916

Re: Could Parker guitars return?

mmmguitar I have a question for you: Have you ever played a Manne Guitar? Since you are giving a comprehensive description of your experiences with your Aristides H/06 guitar, that made me think of Manne Guitars and if you have ever tried any of their guitars, particularly the Taos model. If so the...
by NailCommunication
Sat Mar 12, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Springs
Replies: 167
Views: 46934

Re: Springs

I too want that chrome fly guitar

Funny how the Floyd bridges seem to boast that they are a relic of the past, using the same design as 40 years ago.
by NailCommunication
Tue Mar 01, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: the Anatomy of a Fly
Replies: 26
Views: 36647

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

Hi everyone, First time poster here. I've got a USM-era Graphtec refined fly deluxe that I am planning on replacing the faulty factory pots and switches on. From reading on possible replacement parts on this page I have a couple questions: 1. Does the Three-way magnetic pickup switch (on-on-on) [ori...