Backplate for vibrato-equipped Fly (original)

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Backplate for vibrato-equipped Fly (original)

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Status: Modeled


See also: the Anatomy of a Fly


We are able to print these backplates in a variety of materials and colors:
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HI ,looking for a pre refine backplate.is there anyway you could make one with a battery box in it?its a pain to change batterys with the screws.and how much are they
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Hi @skip; thanks for the feedback. We’re not at the place where we’re manufacturing these, but l, yes, I totally agree that a design with the battery compartment in the back is good idea.
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please let me know when your back at your printer i need one fast
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Thanks, @skip. As I mentioned, we’re not at the phase where we have a process for making these parts available, but we will certainly make those details known when the time comes.

In the meantime, if you have an existing backplate, you can trace one onto a piece of sheet plastic or a pickguard blank with an xact-o knife. You’ll have to line up the holes manually, but you’ll be close.

FWIW—Ken originally used a hydraulic press to make these pickguards by pressing a pattern into sheets of material.
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Is there a preferred method to cut pick guard material?
All I ever had at my disposal was a fine tooth coping saw blade.
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I seem to recall WD Products having a tutorial on this a while back, but I can’t seem to find it. I did find a bunch of videos of people using a dremel to do the beveled edges.

A guess one benefit for us, as Fly owners, is that our backplate isn’t visible like a typical pickguard.
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after looking at the plate you have on here ,thats the one i need anybody got one?
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skip wrote: Sun May 03, 2020 4:19 pm after looking at the plate you have on here ,thats the one i need anybody got one?
Any body have this back plate pre refined trem back plate???
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Hi @skip; I think your best bet for the short-term would be to contact Mike Gallenberger at Gman.music on Reverb or wiguitar on eBay to see if the plate you need is available in his stock.

Also, you can post a request with WTB (want to buy) in the subject in our Classifieds section to see if anyone has a backplate they’re looking to sell.

We’re working on a solution now to make some of these parts available, and hope to have an announcement about that soon.
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thanks but i did try him both sites nothing
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Re: Backplate for vibrato-equipped Fly (original) - NEW SOURCE

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A few years ago I needed a pre-refined plate and had one of my others copied by Terrapin Guitars. You can choose color or whatever you want for material. She did a wonderful job and I told her I'd send more business her way so she kept the template. www.terrapinguitars.com
Bought my first Fly from Korg in Spring 1994 after seeing them at the NAMM show. Currently have 5 Pre-refined and 1 Mojo. I'm bigly into guitar synth and mainly use my Parkers as a controller. Two of them have all of the pickups and electronics removed, just use the hex pickup.
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Thanks @TheGrail ! Excellent resource, and thanks for paving the way there!
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