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by Gregsaab
Mon May 02, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 5002

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: 823

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: 5002

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: 5002

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: 5002

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: 5002

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: 5002

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: 2429

Re: Action

Thank you, I will reach out to him!
by Gregsaab
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Action
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

Re: Action

**Neck relief is measured with a straight edge or by pressing the first and last fret and the relief is the middle point between the first and last fret So 1 & 24 held and measure @ 12? .012mm is exactly twice what the standard recommended ‘electric guitar’ relief. Where did you get that measur...
by Gregsaab
Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Action
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

Re: Action

vjmanzo wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:46 am Yes to low E and, I’d have to double-check with Patrick, my tech, but IIR that’s all holding the 3rd fret.
Holding the 3rd fret - what is the higher fret being pushed? And what fret is being used to take measurement?
by Gregsaab
Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Action
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

Re: Action

vjmanzo wrote: Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:20 am …than 4/64” at the 24th fret, neck relief at .012”, and the string height…

For the 24th fret measurement, is this on the low E & is that with first fret depressed?

When measuring neck relief - what frets are you using?
by Gregsaab
Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: The itch
Replies: 40
Views: 823

Re: The itch

The ‘98 arrived and is, indeed, pristine. As stated in sale, the only blemish is a small scuff on top of headstock.
Intonation, string height, relief are perfect. No buzz anywhere. Quite pleased to say the least.
by Gregsaab
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: High fret
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: High fret

If this was my Fly, I would consider what @billy wrote, and make sure that the fretboard isn’t lifting. I would also take/send the guitar to an excellent tech that has experience working on Flys for a setup and assessment before it goes out to get plek’d. Yeah, that is a wise course of action. I’ll...
by Gregsaab
Thu Apr 21, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What music are you listening to?
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: What music are you listening to?

Lately, I’ve been listening to Polyphia, Chon, and Khruangbin.
by Gregsaab
Thu Apr 21, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Total Refurbish of Trashed Fly Deluxe
Replies: 113
Views: 20612

Re: Total Refurbish of Trashed Fly Deluxe

How did the refurbed fly turn out?
by Gregsaab
Thu Apr 21, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: High fret
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: High fret

If chipping is due to sloppy playing (pushing string off board) - would I be safe to not treat the fretboard, assuming that string never slips over fretboard? The frets are all intact. Is the best course of action to apply superglue, sand, then send out to PLEK? Plan to send it out in near future (a...
by Gregsaab
Thu Apr 21, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: The itch
Replies: 40
Views: 823

Re: The itch

mmmguitar wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 6:12 pm The condition has again been revised to “Poor” - Yet no price decreases.
I see Good at present. They did add a lot of photos, however!
by Gregsaab
Wed Apr 20, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: High fret
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: High fret

I’ve been there - Three of the six Flys I’ve owned needed fret work to get dialed in where I wanted them to be. Please let us know how it works out. And in case the person PLEKing your Mojo isn’t aware before measuring, your 2011 Fly fretboard should have a constant 14” radius that will be very str...
by Gregsaab
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: The itch
Replies: 40
Views: 823

Re: The itch

However, that store relisted it with same condition I saw that earlier today. Disappointing to say the least. They have that one single image on there that doesn’t show any of the damage, and then there’s no mention at all of anything being wrong with the instrument; that’s outright dishonest. Sham...
by Gregsaab
Sat Apr 16, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: The itch
Replies: 40
Views: 823

Re: The itch

I returned the ‘97 to GC yesterday and explained the condition not matching. The manager expressed his surprise that it had been listed as ‘great’ given the condition. However, that store relisted it with same condition specified: https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Parker-Guitars/Fly-Deluxe-Solid-Bod...