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by valrus
Mon Jun 03, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - Nitefly NFMV2 OEM single-coils
Replies: 3
Views: 2028

Nitefly NFMV2 OEM single-coils - sold!

These ended up selling on Reverb (a few days into a two-week vacation, natch).
by valrus
Wed Feb 07, 2024 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guitar identification Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

Re: Guitar identification Help

I'm not an expert like others on this forum so I'd wait for them to chime in, but this looks fake to me. The shape of the headstock and the signature on it both look off and I don't think I've ever seen a Parker where the front of the headstock is unpainted wood like that.
by valrus
Mon Jan 29, 2024 10:40 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - Nitefly NFMV2 OEM single-coils
Replies: 3
Views: 2028

Re: FS: Nitefly NFMV2 OEM single-coils

mmmguitar wrote: :lol: I’m guilty of having encouraged it!
I would go so far as to say you literally enabled it! I have no plans to ever sell this guitar so it's fine.
by valrus
Sun Jan 28, 2024 4:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - Nitefly NFMV2 OEM single-coils
Replies: 3
Views: 2028

SOLD - Nitefly NFMV2 OEM single-coils

My listing on Reverb: https://reverb.com/item/78532659-dimarzio-dp170-blue-velvet-1990s-neck-middle-from-parker-nitefly I wanted to make these available to anyone who might have a Nitefly that they want to restore to their original (or closer-to-original) state since Blue Velvets are no longer avail...
by valrus
Sun Mar 19, 2023 1:23 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly
Replies: 25
Views: 14145

Re: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly

Switch received on Friday, pickup swap completed yesterday. I finally put new strings on to signify my intention not to mess around with the insides of this guitar for a while. 😄 Finding a [3+]PDT with the configuration I wanted (3 position) was more challenging than expected. In the end, good old g...
by valrus
Sun Mar 12, 2023 3:03 am
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly
Replies: 25
Views: 14145

Re: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly

Oh, I hadn't thought of it because I think we're getting a bit esoteric for guitar parts and I hadn't seen any for sale in the usual places, but of course there's such a thing as a 3PDT! Thank you for the explanations, that makes a lot of sense — Zexcoil has a diagram for how to wire a DPDT for thei...
by valrus
Sat Mar 11, 2023 9:36 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly
Replies: 25
Views: 14145

Re: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly

Got the Zexcoil! I'm eager to install it but trying to wrap my head around this diagram from Lawing's site: Zexcoil Silent Split Wiring.png I'll be swapping it in for one of the Dimarzios, which has the following wire colors: N start: red N finish: black S start: white S finish: green For the Zexcoi...
by valrus
Fri Mar 03, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Nitefly Dimensions.
Replies: 3
Views: 3623

Re: Nitefly Dimensions.

Well, now I have to confess that I just don't really know what those dimensions actually mean. The body of my NiteFly, from end pin to tip of upper horn, measures about 18". But from the end pin to where the body meets the neck (i.e. where the supports on either side of the neck terminate in th...
by valrus
Thu Mar 02, 2023 6:19 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly
Replies: 25
Views: 14145

Re: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly

I ended up ordering a Zexcoil ZTM4 rather than email Dimarzio. Noiseless splitting sounded too good to resist, and TBH I was feeling a bit burned by the Cruiser being so quiet unsplit when there was nothing about that in its description on their website... either it's working as intended, in which c...
by valrus
Thu Mar 02, 2023 6:03 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Nitefly Dimensions.
Replies: 3
Views: 3623

Re: Nitefly Dimensions.

Hi airbags ! I just measured my Nitefly at just under 38" long x 13" wide (at approximately its widest point) x 2.5" thick. I'm guessing you typo'd the case dimensions? 17.25" is like... a ukulele. 😆 I think it will likely fit — my understanding is a Nitefly is roughly Strat dime...
by valrus
Thu Feb 23, 2023 6:29 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly
Replies: 25
Views: 14145

Re: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly

Thanks for the toothpick tip! I will give that a try. You may want to shoot Dimarzio an email soliciting recommendations - Often, you’ll get the guy who designed the pickup responding. In the meantime, are you wanting anything more specific out of the middle pickup, other than a single-sized humbuck...
by valrus
Thu Feb 23, 2023 1:19 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly
Replies: 25
Views: 14145

Re: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly

Apologies for my brainfart suggestion to swap the Alumitone tap wire being electrically identical to how you already had it I like it more this way anyway because the Free-Way has two holes, and the toggle doesn't. 😁 Your Cruiser is working as it should That's disappointing — I was thinking maybe I...
by valrus
Thu Feb 23, 2023 1:45 am
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly
Replies: 25
Views: 14145

Re: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly

After fixing the ground wire I now have a working guitar again! I played around with the Free-Way and toggle switch combinations some... whew. There are a lot of options here, which is what I wanted since I don't have room for a whole guitar collection. Some are redundant: e.g. positions 1 and 6 wit...
by valrus
Wed Feb 22, 2023 11:22 am
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly
Replies: 25
Views: 14145

Re: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly

Yes indeed. Thanks mmmguitar . I noticed that but couldn't figure out where the heck it was originally connected. Thanks for confirming that it's definitely not supposed to be like that! I'm back to work today so won't be able to work on this till this evening at the earliest, but I'll fix that as s...
by valrus
Wed Feb 22, 2023 2:20 am
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly
Replies: 25
Views: 14145

Re: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly

Actually let me add a recording of the sound the guitar makes when plugged in too. The hum is constant but gets louder when I touch the strings:
Hum.mp3
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by valrus
Wed Feb 22, 2023 12:46 am
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly
Replies: 25
Views: 14145

Re: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly

Well, currently I have a nonfunctional guitar, with what sounds like a 60hz hum when I touch the strings and no discernible output in any position of the Free-Way switch. Debugging time! For now I'm just going to throw a pic of the current state of the wiring in here and then go to bed, cause I've l...
by valrus
Tue Feb 21, 2023 9:36 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly
Replies: 25
Views: 14145

Re: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly

This is in progress! I'll update when I have more info...
by valrus
Tue Feb 21, 2023 10:34 am
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly
Replies: 25
Views: 14145

Re: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly

@valrus, having the tap (white) wire of the Alumitone and the series connection of your middle humbucker wired to a SPDT means that, depending on the toggle position, either the Alumitone would always be tapped or the middle pickup would always be split. Positions 1 and 6 would be redundant; becaus...
by valrus
Tue Feb 21, 2023 1:40 am
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly
Replies: 25
Views: 14145

Re: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly

Wow, mmmguitar , what a great comment — you really went above and beyond. Based on what you said (actually, maybe based on a previous iteration of your comment where you suggested tapping the Alumitone with a separate switch 😳), what I think I'd like to do is this ( mad scientist hair intensifies ):...
by valrus
Mon Feb 20, 2023 8:22 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly
Replies: 25
Views: 14145

Adding an Alumitone and a Free-Way to a NiteFly

I'm following up on my plan from this thread to put an Alumitone and a Free-Way switch in my NiteFly. What I'm stuck on is how to adapt the Free-Way's coil split to the Alumitone's (unusual?) wire schema. I'm working off two diagrams. This one is for the Free-Way switch. Note there are two holes per...