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by Gregsaab
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Graphtech replacement saddles 2005 FLY
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Graphtech replacement saddles 2005 FLY

vjmanzo wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:59 pm A good setup with a well-cut nut and the right action will, in my opinion, be more noticeable as far as sustain goes.
Thanks for saving me! Can’t wait to send the mojo off to Patrick…
by Gregsaab
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Graphtech replacement saddles 2005 FLY
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Graphtech replacement saddles 2005 FLY

Congrats! Agree with VJ. Fwiw The graphtech saddles are my favorite. I personally haven’t had issues using powerchip with them. Some do feel the ghost preamp is noisy though. I have been considering trying these out, mostly for the claimed added sustain. Do you feel that they positively affect sust...
by Gregsaab
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body

Wow, this is beautiful!
by Gregsaab
Thu Jun 09, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Hello! Long time Fly Supreme owner, just found this forum! (And need a little help...)
Replies: 21
Views: 655

Re: Hello! Long time Fly Supreme owner, just found this forum! (And need a little help...)

This is an excellent article. Completely agree! I always appreciated my Fly, but it was when I first read this article that I began to appreciate the guy that made them and some of what it took/takes to inform his decisions about making instruments. Yeah, Ken is a creative genius. I was pretty impr...
by Gregsaab
Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: A summary of the Fly changes/issues through the years, and a brief history of Parker Guitars
Replies: 24
Views: 15566

Re: A summary of the Fly changes/issues through the years, and a brief history of Parker Guitars

There is a difference between mine — can see hexagons on Deluxe, whereas the Mojo almost looks bead blasted
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by Gregsaab
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Talk me out of it...
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: Talk me out of it...

mmmguitar wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:50 pm
Gregsaab wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:14 pm
Can you share some pics of this?
I posted a crummy photo in this thread. I’ll try to remember to take more photos.
That’s a beaut. The two tone on those really catches the eye.
by Gregsaab
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: A summary of the Fly changes/issues through the years, and a brief history of Parker Guitars
Replies: 24
Views: 15566

Re: A summary of the Fly changes/issues through the years, and a brief history of Parker Guitars

Pretty great that you have that piece on hand, thank you for verifying that for me. Just noticed it last week, just wasn’t sure.

Edit: missed the bit after photos. My 2011 certainly doesn’t seem to have CF.
by Gregsaab
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: A summary of the Fly changes/issues through the years, and a brief history of Parker Guitars
Replies: 24
Views: 15566

Re: A summary of the Fly changes/issues through the years, and a brief history of Parker Guitars

Is it accurate to say that the presentation side of the pre-refined headstocks have a layer of CF, whereas the refined do not?
by Gregsaab
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Talk me out of it...
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: Talk me out of it...

But swaps are fine...especially if any grabs this one up!!! Wow! https://reverb.com/item/55559856-parker-fly-supreme-2007-trans-honey I have one of those with a Sustainiac and 13 pin-out. Maybe we can swap toys at some point down the line, with the same gentleman's agreement that I sell it back to ...
by Gregsaab
Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Hello! Long time Fly Supreme owner, just found this forum! (And need a little help...)
Replies: 21
Views: 655

Re: Hello! Long time Fly Supreme owner, just found this forum! (And need a little help...)

vjmanzo wrote: Mon Jun 06, 2022 12:20 pm
We’ll said, Paul. Did you ever read this interview Ken have with the New Yorker?
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007 ... -and-frets
This is an excellent article.
by Gregsaab
Fri Jun 03, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Talk me out of it...
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: Talk me out of it...

methylblues wrote: Fri Jun 03, 2022 2:26 pm But swaps are fine...especially if any grabs this one up!!! Wow!
https://reverb.com/item/55559856-parker ... rans-honey
Looks like he dropped asking by $1 recently
by Gregsaab
Mon May 02, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 5350

Re: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning

I've check in with Ken and Cameron: they check relief at about the 4th/5th fret—the 5th fret is about halfway to the 12th fret, which is why he chooses to check at the 5th because "as the string gets shorter it needs less relief". Interesting. So .007” @ 5th with 1&12 depressed. Thank...
by Gregsaab
Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: The itch
Replies: 40
Views: 1073

Re: The itch

Having the step stop toggle and external balance wheel is great - so much easier. What is the reason that Parker switched from conical to flat fingerboard after USM acquisition? Just cost stavings? Has anyone noticed a relationship between balance tension and buzz/unwanted resonance? On both of my F...
by Gregsaab
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 5350

Re: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning

That sounds amazing, great playing. Those are beautiful instruments.

Was that relief measured with frets 1,24,12? I recall seeing something about Ken measuring @ 9th.
by Gregsaab
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 5350

Re: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning

I looked at my notes from a conversation I had with Ken a few years ago. Ken and I speak regularly about projects, and from time to time, he entertains my questions about the Fly and I write whatever he says down, so that I can organize and memorialize it here on FlyClone. We also spend an unusual ...
by Gregsaab
Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 5350

Re: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning

Nice - how did you confirm the Bond relief?
by Gregsaab
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 5350

Re: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning

The intention was to give the neck the correct shape ("zero-relief" as Marc pointed out) at the factory. Here's a fun fact from @Ken Parker: the guitars were strung up and the relief was adjusted before the carbon fiber strip and fiberglass layer were applied! So that shape of the neck wa...
by Gregsaab
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 5350

Re: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning

mmmguitar wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:21 pmEvery Fly with the factory-installed nut that I have encountered was built with a zero-relief setup in mind.
What does this equate to in terms of measurements?
by Gregsaab
Sat Apr 23, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Action
Replies: 10
Views: 2545

Re: Action

Thank you, I will reach out to him!