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Parker Fly, NiteFly, and Fly Bass Electronics and Wiring Guides

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Below are documents created by both Parker Guitars forum members and manufacturers; PM me if you have relevant documents to add. If you are the author of one of these documents, PM me so we can give attribution.

See also the Official Manuals and Catalogs
See also the Fly pickup options

Electronics and Wiring Diagrams

::for Original Flys::

Pre-refined Fly Wiring:
pre-refined Fly schematic.jpg

Fly Standard "Non-piezo" Wiring:
z001.jpg

Flex PCB Diagram:
Parker_Fly_Tape_A&B_Patterns.jpg

Both Variants of Original Fly w/Flexible PCBs:
Fly_flex.jpg

Flexible PCB Leads:
z007.JPG

Flexible PCB Components:
z003.jpg

Jack Close-up of Internal Components:
z020.JPG

Jack Close-up Wiring to Flex PCBs:
z019.jpg

Modifying a Switchcraft barrel output jack for use with an original Fly:
E1BEB520-3E29-4BE5-B4CA-4573107DAE02.jpeg

Conversion from Flex PCB to Point-to-point Rewiring Mod w/Active Buffering:
PTP_Active.JPG

Conversion from Flex PCB to Point-to-point without Active Buffering (Passive Pickups:
PTP passive pickups.JPG

Rewiring Point-to-point (torn Flex PCB) while retaining the original Fishman Preamp:
Parker-Fly-Schematic-1.jpg


::for USM-era Refined Flys::

USM-era "refined" Fly w/point to point wiring:
Parker-Fly-Schematic-2.jpg

Additional View of Fly Wiring :
z009.jpg

Additional View of Fly Wiring (05-02-2003):
z002.jpg

Fly Mojo Wiring (w/Push Pull):
z008.jpg

Additional view of Fly Mojo Wiring:
z004.JPG

Refined Fly with and approximation of Pre-refined Fly Configuration:
z005.jpg

Graphtech Ghost Piezo System Passive Rewiring Diagram:
A62EE915-5866-4A70-9031-E686E4C8556E.jpeg




::NiteFly::

NiteFly Wiring:
z021.JPG

NiteFly with NiteMix Piezo Wiring:
z018.JPG

NiteFly Switch Replacement/Rewiring:
NiteFly-Rewiring.jpg

NiteFly SSH Wiring:
z015.jpg

NiteFly SSH w/Piezo:
z013.jpg

NiteFly Mojo Wiring:
z012.jpg

NiteFly Mojo Wiring:
z011.jpg

NiteFly M:
z010.jpg

Southern NiteFly Wiring:
z014.jpg



::MIDIFly::

MIDIAxe Internal Wiring:
MidiAxe Internal Wiring.jpg

MIDIFly Output Jack:
MIDIFly Barrel.jpg



::Fly Bass::

Wiring:
Fly Bass.jpg



::Fly Mojo Singlecut::

Wiring:
z016.jpg



::Other Documents::

Original Fly Wiring Diagram
Parker Fly OEM switch and full wiring
Parker Fly Schematic
Parker Fly Switch Comparison
Magnetic Pickup Recomendations
New Output Jack Modification On Old Parkers
Retrofitting Graphtech Saddles (1)
Retrofitting Graphtech Saddles (2)
Graphtech Electronics Technical Bulletin from Parker Guitars (with Refined Fly Wiring Diagram)
Sustainiac Fly Wiring Diagram
Sustainiac Fly Controls
Fishman Powerchip User Guide
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Re: Parker Fly Electronics and Wiring Guides

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I recently purchased a 2007 Fly Classic. Does anyone have a schematic for the "refined" Fly electronics?
My Fly is draining batteries and the output jack is apparently okay; I'm afraid there is something bad on the circuit board.
Also any feed back on this is welcome.
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Hi @ivanduroc—the Graphtech bulletin has some diagrams that may be helpful.
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Re: Parker Fly Electronics and Wiring Guides

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Hello,

can anyone provide me with the email / phone number of companies which sell the Parker wiring tapes, late 1990 without the Parasite plug at the Jack?
My Parker is: 330011BP USA, I have one wiring tape broken (A).. and they are difficult to repair. BTW I live in Austria (Europe). Thanks Mike
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Hi @Mike6749,

The Flex PCB is no longer produced. We are working to make replacements and have finalized a trace of the original design. You can follow this thread for more information.
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Re: Parker Fly Electronics and Wiring Guides

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Thanks!
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Re: Parker Fly, NiteFly, and Fly Bass Electronics and Wiring Guides

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Batteries are drained very quickly when the battery wires are reversed by mistake, make sure you check that.
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Thanks, @flyguy! Very good information to know!
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Re: Parker Fly, NiteFly, and Fly Bass Electronics and Wiring Guides

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Does anyone have the schematic for the:

Parker Adrian Belew model or the

Parker Fly Mojo Midi

Any info would help. Thanking everyone in advance.
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Re: Parker Fly, NiteFly, and Fly Bass Electronics and Wiring Guides

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I have a 2014 Fly Mojo MIDI and would also be interested in a wiring diagram of that model.

I believe the MIDI functionality is provided by the GraphTech Hexpander Advanced Preamp Kit (P/N PE-0440-00 OR PK-0440-00?) and GraphTech has installation instructions on their site; could be useful as a cross-reference. The wiring looks identical; however, the momentary up/down switch on mine is a normal sized three-way toggle, not the mini-toggle looking one included in that kit. I actually would love to have a source for the momentary switch as well if someone is in the know.
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Mitch5 wrote: Tue Aug 30, 2022 12:13 pm
the momentary up/down switch on mine is a normal sized three-way toggle, not the mini-toggle looking one included in that kit. I actually would love to have a source for the momentary switch as well if someone is in the know.
I would also like to have that part! I have not found one yet.
just plain lost
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@Mitch5, @jb63, I suggest running this by the experts at https://www.vguitarforums.com - Even if they can’t ID the factory switch, I expect someone there can link to a near-identical one.

I’ve wondered this myself, but never came close enough to a Graphtech-era factory MIDIFly to check under the hood (that and the Roland push buttons and Graphtech momentary toggles in my modded Flys have been working for my meager needs).
Summary of the Parker Guitars speculator market from 2020 onward: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_fool_theory
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