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I'm a little confused. I know Terry AND Billy and they're not the same person. But Bill's last name is not Atkins. Terry's is. So who is Billy Atkins?
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Billy Atkins (formerly of USM/Parker Guitars) now more regularly goes by @Terry Atkins, whereas Billy is @billy :) No relation to Terry or Parker Guitars, but a heckuva guy 😉
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vjmanzo wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 12:09 pm Billy Atkins (formerly of USM/Parker Guitars) now more regularly goes by @Terry Atkins, whereas Billy is @billy :) No relation to Terry or Parker Guitars, but a heckuva guy 😉
OK. I only knew Terry as Terry, not Billy.
Bill Henshell was also at USM at the same time. can't recall his title now. He was also the main admin for the forum - and also a great guy.
I know "our" amazing @Billy; not the same guy.
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$80 .009" & .010" Trem Springs on Reverb

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Saw this listing this afternoon & thought I'd Post it here...

https://reverb.com/item/55491272-parker ... 2022-black
https://reverb.com/item/55377713-parker ... 2022-black

This is a Parker Fly NOS 9/10 gauge tremolo spring made in the factory supplying Parker since 2008. It is New Old Stock. There is a limited supply of these. They work perfectly with the Parker tremolos, and no spring made in this factory has ever punched its way through the front of a fly guitar. They are made by a factory that specializes in flat springs, and have made this item for many years.
Buy with confidence.

Billy's Shop - I used to run the Parker production facility and am trying to offer Parker enthusiasts and owners accurate reproductions of, or newly manufactured parts from original suppliers.

Five sales on reverb since 5/26/22
Just passing on what I saw there.
Might be worth giving these a try & put the overpriced flipper gougers out of commission
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Re: $80 .009" & .010" Trem Springs on Reverb

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@Fly Rod, the NOS springs are explained here [MOD NOTE: THREADS MERGED]

Being as the seller page you quoted partially explains it: The short story is Terry (who ran things until the 2015 shutdown) recently paid Excel Spring and Stamping to temper the final batch of Fly springs produced in 2015. “Billy” (the seller) is his nickname.
Summary of the current Parker Guitars market: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_fool_theory
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I have my ONE ONLY .009" Spring but was considering buying a .010" spring from this seller before they DRY UP..
Thanks That Explains the appearance of these springs on the market :mrgreen:
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12 Springs sold in a week on Reverb
I don't know how many Billy's Shop had produced but they will dry up eventually
Get em while the getting is good or you will be sorry you didn't
I'm going to buy a .010" Just Because I can this Friday as I might opt for .010-.046" or possibly .009"-.046"
Thank You Very Much Sir! :mrgreen:
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38 Springs sold in a month @ Billy's Shop
Wonder how many he had manufactured?
100% satisfaction
I must order a .010" just because
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