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by vjmanzo
Mon May 02, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 4924

Re: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning

Gregsaab wrote: Mon May 02, 2022 1:27 pm .007” @ 5th with 1&12 depressed.
Precisely 👌🏻 Happy to help 👍🏻
by Gregsaab
Mon May 02, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 4924

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 vjmanzo
Mon May 02, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Announcements and News
Topic: New and Improved Search Functionality
Replies: 0
Views: 115

New and Improved Search Functionality

Hey everyone—we've made some improvements to the way searches happen on the site by also improving the way posts are indexed. Hopefully, you never had a meh experience with the search feature before, but, if you did, it should now be snappier and yield better results. I'll also draw attention to som...
by vjmanzo
Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 4924

Re: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning

Thanks, @Gregsaab! 🙏 His archtops are very Fly-like!

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".
by Gregsaab
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 4924

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 vjmanzo
Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 4924

Re: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning

Thanks—yeah, there's a lot of lore and mis/missing information about Flys out there. Ken and his associate Cameron Willard both have research appointments in our lab at WPI, so they help fill in the gaps with some of this stuff. Yes! I have played his archtops! Here's a video of me playing Olive Bra...
by Gregsaab
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 4924

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 vjmanzo
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 4924

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 a...
by Gregsaab
Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 4924

Re: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning

Nice - how did you confirm the Bond relief?
by Patzag
Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 4924

Re: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning

vjmanzo wrote: Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:01 am The relief was 7 thousandths of an inch: confirmed.
Otherwise known as the Bond relief - .007 :lol:
by vjmanzo
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 4924

Re: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning

The relief was 7 thousandths of an inch: confirmed.
by Gregsaab
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 4924

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 vjmanzo
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 4924

Re: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning

The intention was to give the neck the correct shape ("zero-relief" or near-zero 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...
by Gregsaab
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Fly Neck Setup - Action, Frets and Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 4924

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 vjmanzo
Sat Apr 23, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Action
Replies: 10
Views: 2414

Re: Action

Yes, that’s an exact quote from an email Patrick sent me a few years back—give him a shout if you’d like and mention that you know V.J. Manzo: sales@iguitarworkshop.com +1 (845) 809-5347 Patrick LOVES to talk about his work, and I’m sure he’d be happy to chat with you about a proper Fly setup. .012”...
by vjmanzo
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Fly
Topic: Action
Replies: 10
Views: 2414

Re: Action

I misspoke in my previous post. Here’s the summary of my preferred setup laid out a little clearer: With D’Addario 010’s: -the action* is set to a little lower than 4/64” at the 24th fret -the neck relief** at .012” -the string height at the nut is .010” when pressing the 3rd fret *The 4/64” action ...
by Gregsaab
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: High fret
Replies: 21
Views: 494

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 vjmanzo
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: High fret
Replies: 21
Views: 494

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.
by billy
Thu Mar 31, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: DragonFly/MaxxFly
Topic: Broken plastic where vibrato inserts into the tail.
Replies: 26
Views: 1195

Re: Broken plastic where vibrato inserts into the tail.

So at a qty of 10 pieces, I can get these made in black delrin for just under $17. If I charge $20 and send first class mail, I think that would cover it. It will look very much like the original but not glossy, hard to remove tool marks in delrin. I updated the design to include a thru hole in the ...