Replacement Flex PCB (Flexible Printed Circuit Board)

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Replacement Flex PCB (Flexible Printed Circuit Board)

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We’re happy to announce that we have developed and successfully tested replacement Flexible PCBs for the Ken-era Parker Fly—a complete solution to replacing torn or malfunctioning flex connectors to restore the original functionality of the Fly including use of the original Fishman preamp. 🥳🤘🔥



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Thank you to everyone in the Fly Clone community that helped us test these and a special shoutout to @Peaches who helped bring this project to the finish line, @Patzag, @dayn, @jb63 and many others who have helped test these! We are thrilled to make these parts available to the Fly community!
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These parts are direct replacements for the OEM flexible PCBs in original Parker Flys. We developed and tested these parts in-house at the Electric Guitar Innovation Lab (EGIL) and then beta-tested the manufactured parts with members of the Fly Clone community. These parts provide the same functionality as the original parts used during the Ken Parker era of Parker Guitars, but are made from more modern and stronger materials.

These flexible PCBs are available through our Reverb shop as a single set of two pieces or as discounted two-pack of two sets. They ship in an anti-static bag and can be stored as a “just-in-case” backup should your OEM flex connector ever tear.

Funds from the sale of these parts will continue to support the Fly Clone project and other research efforts of the Electric Guitar Innovation Lab!

Please note: a qualified technician should install these parts. To replace a flex cable, have a qualified technician desolder the two original flex pieces from the existing toggles, switches, etc. in your Fly, and solder these two new replacement parts. The use of desoldering braid is recommended.
vjmanzo wrote: Tue Jul 25, 2023 11:52 pm Ryan (aka Peaches) is now offering his services to install these new Flex PCBs in Flys for anyone that needs that help; reasonable bench rate depending on what’s needed, and he stocks these flex PCBs in his shop. 🙂 You can DM him and make arrangements (shipping to Rhode Island, USA).

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Congratulations on a very well done project and product.
I was very VERY impressed with the quality, robustness and ease of handling of the parts.
What a stellar achievement!
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Couldn’t have done it without ya, Pat! 🙏 Thanks also for the great photo of the flex in your Fly! 😍
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Wow!! Great job, all of you att EGIL :!: :!:
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Congrats, never expected to see these in the wild again! Awesome!!!
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Oh man this is fantastic. The amount of hoops I have to jump through to keep this working is insane. Hopefully springs aren't far behind.
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Here are some fun photos of a few of our many prototypes along the way! :D
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Hey well done VJ and team!

Great to see this particular part available again, I mean..wow… who woulda thought??!!

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Thanks, @Big Swifty! I’m thrilled we could work together as a community to make this happen! Onward and upward! 🫠🥳
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All of you involved are Monsters! So very cool! Thank You, Best Regards and Best Wishes for 2023!
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I’m happy to share that @Peaches is now offering his services to install these new Flex PCBs in Flys for anyone that needs that help; reasonable bench rate depending on what’s needed, and he stocks these flex PCBs in his shop. 🙂 You can DM him and make arrangements (shipping to Rhode Island, USA).
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Awesome !

There is no item left in your Reverb store.
Where can I buy this flexible circuit board now?

Do you have a suggestion to find a replacement for a pre 2003 fishman circuit board Fly1 Rev 1 ?

Thanks a lot
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ChamonX@ wrote: Tue Oct 17, 2023 11:07 am There is no item left in your Reverb store.
Where can I buy this flexible circuit board now?
They’re still there 🙂 Maybe you have a country restriction setting in your account?
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Lovely job
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