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by Big Swifty
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: Hi Everyone

@Paul Marossy

Really?

You just found this place?

Thought you were here yonks ago... oh well..

Yo!

Good to see you here, as well!

\m/\m/ \m/

B.S.
by Big Swifty
Mon Feb 21, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Saddle threading stripped
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Saddle threading stripped

Hiya! Hmmm...the bridge on Fly's is machined aluminium (I believe)..aluminium is quite soft.. where I'm heading is re-cutting the thread might be more trouble than it's worth, plus I reckon you'd end up having to enlarge the hole a bit and etc etc... The bridges themselves are pretty hard to find, a...
by Big Swifty
Mon Feb 14, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: High E slipping off saddle on low trem dives
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: High E slipping off saddle on low trem dives

Yeah I've never heard of this either, have the same saddles and haven't had it occur... it might be that raising the action is the only viable solution. I had the string getting caught under the pickup problem for many years after I bought the guitar, ended up modifying my pick hand technique slight...
by Big Swifty
Mon Feb 07, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Maintenance Kit
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: Maintenance Kit

Well a basic maintenance kit is just pliers and feeler gauges really, and yeah the automotive cheap ones work just fine. And a capo for the first fret string hold down. I usually don't even use feelers these days, you can eyeball/feel the neck relief close enough. But if you've got sudden fret buzz,...
by Big Swifty
Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Source of Guitar Tone
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: The Source of Guitar Tone

Body/neck material, tuners, nut etc are negligible compared to to pups/electronics when it comes to the basic tonal characteristics of a solid body.

There, I said it.

Ima gonna die on this hill

B.S.
by Big Swifty
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting hi-tech guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Interesting hi-tech guitar

Have we seen this yet?

Worth a look around the site, some interesting stuff :

https://www.cycfi.com/2021/12/we-are-ready/

B.S.
by Big Swifty
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Still Alive
Replies: 11
Views: 1965

Re: Still Alive

Nef!

Am I fashionably late to the party?

🤘🤘🤘

It is good to see u all here!

B. S.
by Big Swifty
Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: What do we know about Dusty Black?
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: What do we know about Dusty Black?

Cheers thnx @Billy!

Good idea...

B.S.
by Big Swifty
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: What do we know about Dusty Black?
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: What do we know about Dusty Black?

Hey vjmanzo !... my new found Dusty Black brother of twang!! Yeah, that was the thread i found, but buggered if I can find a Dusty Black example according to paint code on that chart anywhere, I've Googled and Shmoogled.. if anyone can find it be much obliged! Marvin ..is ..a ..legend... He sold me ...
by Big Swifty
Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: What do we know about Dusty Black?
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

What do we know about Dusty Black?

Hi folks! I was fortunate to have been offered a 2001 pre-refined deluxe I worked on a year or so ago for a fair price over the weekend, so I grabbed it!! It’s in fantastic condition, except for one smallish ding that could use repair of some sort. The finish is what I’d call Dusty Black, but when I...
by Big Swifty
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Time to Refret, Oh Boy...
Replies: 7
Views: 1483

Re: Time to Refret, Oh Boy...

Yeah wow, there's an undertaking! Fair enough though, i'd go with one at a time too. I don't recall which video it is, but one of them mentions tapping the frets with like the back of a small spanner or something(?) ... something metallic with a bit of weight, and doing a listening test, frets that ...
by Big Swifty
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Blocking the Bridge of a Fly
Replies: 6
Views: 3991

Re: Blocking the Bridge of a Fly

@Fly Rod , loving that syringe/spring job!

B.S.
by Big Swifty
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: Fly Saddles through the years
Replies: 30
Views: 7641

Re: Fly Saddles through the years

Re: gluing those ball bearing saddles... I have no personal experience, however I do recall a thread somewhere (possibly from the old forum) with regard to these. Basically, the poster had tried to glue the ball bearings back in with a little super glue, but used too much and glue had got under the ...
by Big Swifty
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Top horn
Replies: 10
Views: 3664

Re: Top horn

Only real solution is to wear your guitar a bit higher, or a bit lower.

I went with a bit higher. Makes playing a bit easier TBH..

Cheers

B.S.
by Big Swifty
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Parker
Replies: 39
Views: 8291

Re: My First Parker

Oh so THAT'S where my '94 Galaxy Grey hardtail got to.....


;)

:D

Congrats on a fantastic guitar, may your solos be forever raucous and extended!

B.S.
by Big Swifty
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Dead Dimarzio Pickup
Replies: 12
Views: 3716

Re: Dead Dimarzio Pickup

Do you know if the EP1111 can be wired like the original selector? It looks identical to the original on the guitar. I'm wondering if it uses a different logic for the connections. Has anyone tried an EP1111 on a prerefined Fly? Yes, that switch is a direct replacement for the original. There are a...
by Big Swifty
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Dead Dimarzio Pickup
Replies: 12
Views: 3716

Re: Dead Dimarzio Pickup

Yeah I'm with @Barry, could well be corrosion. Use the spay in the switch, go easy though. And at the risk of sounding like a broken record...the ribbon cable connectors! 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. M...
by Big Swifty
Sat May 29, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: Fly Pickups (Gen 1, Gen 2, and Other)
Replies: 45
Views: 21258

Re: Fly Pickups (Gen 1, Gen 2, and Other)

Hi folks, Cpl of quickies... Treble bleed: as far as i know, table bleed circuits aren't required on active guitars, ie guitars with pre/buffer-amp etc like the Fly. Theres undoubtably some complex electrical theory behind this, but I don't know it Pickup height adjustment: as noted in posts above, ...
by Big Swifty
Tue May 18, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Help! Wiring question!
Replies: 46
Views: 12568

Re: Help! Wiring question!

.... Removing the white cable connector from the board really requires a specialised tool that will heat all the pins/solder at the same time.

Otherwise you could heat bits and slowly prise it off, but i wouldn't recommend that approach.

Why do you want to get the cable connector off?
by Big Swifty
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Help! Wiring question!
Replies: 46
Views: 12568

Re: Help! Wiring question!

I think you might be on the right track, but reading the switch diagram wrong. Maybe the resolution of your printer has made a few connections where there are none, the top row and bottom of the switch do not connect, they are electrically isolated. These switches work/connect like below, where the ...