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by Laughinglarry
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Local Tech/Repair Resource:
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: Local Tech/Repair Resource:

Tom Grose can be reached at 561-662-0210. He doesn't answer numbers that he doesn't know, so please leave a message and he'll call back.

Thanks!
by Laughinglarry
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: PSA: Dimarzio caught up with direct orders.
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: PSA: Dimarzio caught up with direct orders.

Condition is listed as "Excellent, Used". They're not new...

BTW - I have a set of these in boxes, brand new, that I've had since 1999. So if you see ME selling a set, they're still not building them now. (That's NOT going to happen, but you get my point. ;) )
by Laughinglarry
Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-refined Sustainiac installations - photos wanted!
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Pre-refined Sustainiac installations - photos wanted!

Dayn,

You no longer have THAT Fly? Man, that is a STUNNING piece. I appreciate the link to the pics and the trip down memory lane!
by Laughinglarry
Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Local Tech/Repair Resource:
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: Local Tech/Repair Resource:

I've never used Mick Donner, but he's at Guitar Repair of Tampa Bay. He was in production at Parker for years, but I don't know the details. I have his contact info if you get him vetted and need it. I've spoken with him about various work, and would have used him, but he doesn't ship guitars. I'm o...
by Laughinglarry
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Ken's Corner
Topic: How to Fix a Truss Rod That Won’t Move
Replies: 5
Views: 3213

Re: How to Fix a Truss Rod That Won’t Move

VERY cool, VJ - thanks!
by Laughinglarry
Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: PSA: Dimarzio caught up with direct orders.
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: PSA: Dimarzio caught up with direct orders.

Out of curiosity, has anyone purchased these recently? I asked Steve about Fly pickups at NAMM in 2018 or 2019, and he said they didn't do them, didn't want to do them, had zero interest in doing them, and go away... I'd love to know if they really will build these. (Not that I need or want them, I ...
by Laughinglarry
Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-refined Sustainiac installations - photos wanted!
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Pre-refined Sustainiac installations - photos wanted!

@mmmguitar

I greatly appreciate your advice! I already have Alan's guide, but your comments will be passed along to my tech.
by Laughinglarry
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-refined Sustainiac installations - photos wanted!
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Pre-refined Sustainiac installations - photos wanted!

Would be great if you could show current pics of your Dusty Black control cavity. Would help to see what real estate is now gone with the GK (assuming it is internal) to calculate where you might be able to put the Sustainiac parts. I have a hard time imagining them going in without routing and/or ...
by Laughinglarry
Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-refined Sustainiac installations - photos wanted!
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Pre-refined Sustainiac installations - photos wanted!

Congrats! Sustainiacs are magic! I have not heard of or seen a Sustainiac install in a pre-refined Fly that retained and integrated the functionality of the Flex PCB. Is that what you’re going for? I have Sustainiacs in three different Flys—only one was pre-refined and I lost/sacrificed the piezo f...
by Laughinglarry
Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-refined Sustainiac installations - photos wanted!
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Pre-refined Sustainiac installations - photos wanted!

I've finally ordered up a Sustainiac - Alan won't do installs on Flys anymore, but he's happy to sell the parts. I have a luthier who's worked on my Flys (replaced output jacks on two, re-wired a backwards-wired piezo circuit and stereo/mono switch and had to do fretwork on another) and is willing t...
by Laughinglarry
Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Hi Everyone

Welcome Paul, nice to see you here. I didn't realize you weren't here, as I don't spend nearly the time on the forum that I used to. If you're in touch with anyone else from there that isn't here, please point this site out to them.
by Laughinglarry
Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: General Info and FAQs about Fly Guitars
Topic: Fly Saddles through the years
Replies: 30
Views: 7319

Re: Fly Saddles through the years

I'd like to point out that, while the OP mentions approximate dates saddles were used, that I have pre-refined instruments as late as 2002 using the original screw saddle. (Fly Deluxe S2 dating from July 3rd, 2002 - 20th birthday coming up soon!) Of the 7 Flys I've owned, none have had anything othe...
by Laughinglarry
Fri Mar 18, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Springs
Replies: 167
Views: 46755

Re: Springs

mmmguitar wrote: Mon Mar 07, 2022 9:29 pm For the record, I want that guitar.
Jesuschristthat'sgorgeous! Yes, I have to say, that's a stunner. Where did it go?

I DO agree though, a proper pre-refined is all I need. And this thermos...
by Laughinglarry
Fri Mar 18, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not a Parker
Replies: 20
Views: 3713

Re: Not a Parker

So, how DID the Majesty work out? Enquiring minds want to know...

My guess is it totally fit the bill, you've sold the Ibby, and are posting on the EBMM site regularly...
by Laughinglarry
Fri Mar 18, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting hi-tech guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Interesting hi-tech guitar

But, it has a neck heel... The hardware (bridge) IS majorly disappointing. I'm happy to see projects like this, and wish them success. And I hope they do expand the line. I don't really see the attraction of per-string processing. Having synths with that ability is one thing (and a feature I've only...
by Laughinglarry
Fri Mar 18, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A (Very) Poor Man's Fly!
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: A (Very) Poor Man's Fly!

mmmguitar wrote: Fri Mar 11, 2022 2:36 pm I remember seeing those and the strat/floyd trem models for sale on eBay in the late 00s. I think a good April Fools’ joke would be VJ redirecting FlyClone.com to an Etsy page selling those.
BRAVO!!!
by Laughinglarry
Fri Mar 18, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some problem with fly deluxe
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Some problem with fly deluxe

Is the battery draining even with the cable not plugged in? The cable plugged into the output jack turns the preamp on, even when the guitar isn't being played.
by Laughinglarry
Fri Mar 04, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Fly Clones
Topic: Springs
Replies: 167
Views: 46755

Re: Springs

Hi @chrisjscott—great question. The short answer is that there are many variables to this and the differences in width and the markings in the original and USM springs vary widely in terms of physical dimensions, formation structures, and, unfortunately, reliability. The approach we’ve taken has be...
by Laughinglarry
Tue Feb 22, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Parker Fly hardtail bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Parker Fly hardtail bridge

Patzag wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:01 pm Please everyone, go over to Talkbass and checkout this project.
Absolutely amazing!
OMG! Thanks for pointing me there. That's AMAZING!

Marko, you've made an incredibly impressive guitar. If you don't win the winter build-off, there's no justice...
by Laughinglarry
Tue Feb 22, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Ken's Corner
Topic: How To Fix a Stuck Vibrato Arm Set Screw
Replies: 6
Views: 6257

Re: How To Fix a Stuck Vibrato Arm Set Screw

Thanks VJ! Your answer nearly paralyzed me; I'm overly analytical, and a "drop of oil" could mean SO many things. I have a bunch of specialized lubricants (from Liquid Wrench and PTFE to Lithium Grease and graphite powder), and after NOT doing ANYTHING for several days finally settled on g...