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by Patzag
Sun Feb 05, 2023 7:37 pm
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: the Anatomy of a Fly
Replies: 34
Views: 45682

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

Even "sealed", I'll be surprised if the pot was constructed without some mechanism of access for cleaning or replacing the carbon track (unfortunately, this is further counterproductive to your wanting to avoid messing with the flex assembly). If only I had the parts, I'd trade you! In th...
by Patzag
Sun Feb 05, 2023 6:11 pm
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: the Anatomy of a Fly
Replies: 34
Views: 45682

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

Have you yet attempted cleaning and lubricating the pots ? Are you at all open to trying a different brand of 10k dual gang pot with 6mm shaft diameter and (I think ) minimum 19mm length (such as the 20mm Bourns that VJ linked to on the first page)? I actually don't remember offhand what the minimu...
by Patzag
Sun Feb 05, 2023 3:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Selling a NiteFly
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Selling a NiteFly

I have a Nitefly that does not get played. SD pickups, great single coil tone. I just don't play single coil guitars. Caveats: No back plate to cover the springs; truss rod is at max tension. There is still a little relief. I'm no luthier so I don't know how to handle that properly and I don't want ...
by Patzag
Sun Feb 05, 2023 3:19 pm
Forum: Fly Parts
Topic: the Anatomy of a Fly
Replies: 34
Views: 45682

Re: the Anatomy of a Fly

Anyone has master volume pots for a deluxe or classic in perfect shape? Looking for zero friction and mine are starting to feel a little gritty. Hard to do the Jeff Beck swells!
Can't find a retailer for the original tocos!
by Patzag
Sat Feb 04, 2023 6:34 pm
Forum: Rig Rundowns
Topic: DF824 MIDI… suggestions for guitar synth?
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: DF824 MIDI… suggestions for guitar synth?

The 33 worked. Never tried the 55. Use to own the GR 50 rack, then the 33. Always wanted the Axon. Much better than any Roland unit for midi conversion, splits, etc. Can't comment on the VG series or 55. I bailed from the synth guitar world at some point. Too many false notes with the Roland to be u...
by Patzag
Sat Feb 04, 2023 3:39 pm
Forum: Rig Rundowns
Topic: DF824 MIDI… suggestions for guitar synth?
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: DF824 MIDI… suggestions for guitar synth?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/115622864941?hash=item1aeba8e82d:g:~IUAAOSwK3pjh8Uj&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAkHLGuXyrcGm8Ca2NlD%2Bksyn9Gl7WdC3OJYif4vFWtdHaE5b8vRI3bVMSjyfjC5mmJY0ofo5ryWLGmO%2F4CVjXT6U7u4nSboCfiiQty18pXNeQeRlQWRgLeRJzRq%2B%2B82%2FCa69%2BxSYE9VQ0xK%2BYgXl%2BhmNsPS8I2nPx4CAz%2FVZGtW6cXkd2ccQB...
by Patzag
Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: “What’s This Worth?” Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 53235

Re: “What’s This Worth?” Thread

This one takes the cake!
https://reverb.com/item/65511620-parker ... remolo-arm
It's also sitting in my Reverb feed next to a PM10 selling for $500.00 including same "Premium" bag!
Oy!
by Patzag
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:04 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Parker Fan since 2001
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Parker Fan since 2001

Welcome!
Nice collection!
I want to see your face when you play a Fly the first time! 😃
by Patzag
Sun Jan 29, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Springs
Replies: 186
Views: 60150

Re: Springs

I am by no means an authority on all things Parker. But in my 29-year career of playing Parkers: 1. I never had a spring issue. 2. I never had a truss rod issue. 3. I never saw a spring pop through the front of a guitar (though I heard of 2 mentions of it) 4. My 1994 red Deluxe, which I sold in 2002...
by Patzag
Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Springs
Replies: 186
Views: 60150

Re: Springs

I am sorry, but some of the changes introduced were NOT for the better (switches anyone?). So I would have to have the info in this video confirmed by Wilmington people before I put all my faith into it.
by Patzag
Sat Jan 21, 2023 12:09 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: diagnosing bridge pickup of '97 Fly Deluxe
Replies: 17
Views: 577

Re: diagnosing bridge pickup of '97 Fly Deluxe

I can't provide measurements and other tech input, but my bridge pickup is absolutely NOT thin or weak.
Something's wrong.
I'd start with checking the wiring.
by Patzag
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:09 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Play in trem arm bushing
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: Play in trem arm bushing

Voice Of Reason wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:54 am Thanks for the input.

I’ve been playing a bit with it and all seems back to how it was (knock on wood).

Both bridge bushings seem fine, but maybe you can spot something I cannot:

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Looks good to me ...
by Patzag
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:46 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Play in trem arm bushing
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: Play in trem arm bushing

Though it may be nothing, I’d suggest removing the rear cavity cover to check if what you experienced was the treble-side bridge post bushing moving itself out of the rear of the guitar slightly. If so, I find the bushing can easily be tapped back in (or lightly titebonded, if it’s worn its way loo...
by Patzag
Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:42 am
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Late Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Late Introduction

mmmguitar wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:51 am (How's dialing in that PRS Hollowbody going, @Patzag?).
On the auction block! As it was foretold on that fateful July 1993 day when I first lay my eyes on a Fly Deluxe:
"And ye shall no longer be able to enjoy the playing of another guitar!"
by Patzag
Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:48 am
Forum: Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: Parker Wood and Tone Comparison and Fly Model Comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 6799

Re: Parker Wood and Tone Comparison and Fly Model Comparison

I've never bothered to weigh them, but my Hardtail Deluxe is significantly lighter than my Classic.
by Patzag
Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:46 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gorgeous dusty black and goo price in Spain ...
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Gorgeous dusty black and goo price in Spain ...

mmmguitar wrote: Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:39 am No one can resist Trader Pat's treasures.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Patzag
Mon Jan 09, 2023 10:18 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Late Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Late Introduction

Nice to officially meet you. As a note, I once had a marketing idea for Parker that I never had the chance to propose: Imagine three guitar players seen in XRay standing next to each other. The two on the outside obviously have Gibson and Fender guitars, the middle guy carries a Fly. Both Gibson and...
by Patzag
Fri Jan 06, 2023 9:32 am
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Need help identifying my new Fly
Replies: 21
Views: 1273

Re: Need help identifying my new Fly

Hello Patzag Thanks for checking in. I have Ms. Butternut dialed in, and have been enjoying her greatly. Everything else I own seems so much heavier, after playing a Parker for a while! These are certainly amazing guitars, so far ahead of their time and haven't seen anything comparable since. I kee...
by Patzag
Thu Jan 05, 2023 7:00 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Need help identifying my new Fly
Replies: 21
Views: 1273

Re: Need help identifying my new Fly

Hey @Flyfan!
Here we are 6 months later. How are you getting along with that Butternut beauty?
by Patzag
Thu Jan 05, 2023 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member from Spain
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: New member from Spain

Welcome Alex!
Post some pictures of your Deluxe!