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Offline wkcchampion

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Majik Blue 1995 Deluxe (VS 2008 Mojo)
« on: September 19, 2009, 03:06:59 AM »
First here are the pics... I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! It's 99% perfect, except microscopic 1mm dings near the pickup and near the Sperzels. Keep in mind that it's almost 15 years old.

http://pregnosplatter.altervista.org/files/95_deluxe_pics.zip


Then, a comparison with the Refined 2008 Mojo!

SOUND:
first, let me remind you that this Deluxe was made in 1995 and therefore have Gen1 Di Marzios, which are sweeter than modern ones. And probably the sound is just a matter of subjective taste.
Said that, I prefer the Mojo. The Deluxe is around -4dB less hot than the Mojo (measured at bridge pickup), and sounds brighter and less heavy. It sounds better than the Mojo, imo, for funky music (which I don' play). For distortions, the Mojo is warmer and thicker. But the Deluxe has a wonderful sound, trust me (even if the old flies didn't have the coil tapping): it's a quite unique sound, it doesn't remind me of any common/known guitar, especially with mag and piezo mixed. So this is a very good point, I see why many buy a Deluxe and then seel it soon after 'cos they hear a unique, uncommon but beatiful sound. Again, it's just a matter of taste.
Regarding the Piezo, the Mojo wins: the refined Piezo sounds less harsh then the old one. Here I have no doubts.

CONSTRUCTION: it's lighter in weight, it's slightly less than 2 kg, against the 2.5 kg of the Mojo. The finish of the Deluxe feels different, it's much smoother. If u look very closely, you can see an hexagonal structure, which the Mojo hasn't. The knobs and the switches are different (I prefer the Mojo's one but they work very good). The tremolo is made of a harder material, I dunno if it's harder plastic or metal, compared to the mojo. As u can see from pics, the saddles are also different, they r the old ones. The bridge seems to have less range when diving and equal while rising the bar... may this be set perhaps?

NECK: the fretboard is identical. The neck have a slightly different feel, perhaps due to the different finish or slightly different dimensions. Almost identical though. They are both excellent necks.

CONTROLS: auch, I'm not used to the old control layout. I prefer the Mojo layout but one can get used to it, it's not to blame at all. As many know, old Flies have a Step-stop switch and the wheel can be set directly with the fingers too. Also, if u remove the back plate, there will be no loose wires. This should be fixed on new Flies!

VERDICT: the old Fly is an excellent guitar. I personally prefer the Mojo, but my final thought is that both guitars are excellent instruments. I want to seriously run down the urban legends, according to which old Flies are of better quality. Well, to what I saw, it's not true. Ok, I recently had a little problem with a switch that sometimes doesn't engage the bridge pickup... but switches are not made by Parker... and can be changed in few minutes.

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Majik Blue 1995 Fly Deluxe (gen1 Di Marzio PUs)
2 VOX AC30S and Kustom Quad full stack
Boss GT-10
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« Last Edit: September 19, 2009, 03:10:51 AM by wkcchampion »
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Marco

My Fly bridge setup guide:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-bURNmuDq2-a0VPd3lPZldwVmc/view?usp=sharing

Pearl White 2008 Fly Mojo (Fralin PUs)
"Eldy" / Majik Blue 1995 Fly Deluxe (Gen1 PUs)
Various vintage and modern Marshall/Vox/Laney amps
Rockman + other rack stuff
Boss GT-100

Majik Blue 1995 Deluxe (VS 2008 Mojo)

Offline danjazzny

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009, 06:25:41 AM »
Nice Deluxe Marco! What's next? [;)][8D]

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Majik Blue 1995 Deluxe (VS 2008 Mojo)

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2009, 06:56:15 AM »
What's next? A Space Shuttle I would say! joking...
I also tried to review the comparison in the fairest way I could. I hope it helps.
Old and new Flies are both excellent guitars. Which one's the best? It goes by taste... But the point is that new Flys are in no way inferior to Old ones (except the battery wires and step-stop/wheel bar...)

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Pearl White 2008 Fly Mojo :)
Majik Blue 1995 Fly Deluxe (gen1 Di Marzio PUs)
2 VOX AC30S and Kustom Quad full stack
Boss GT-10
(more gear on my website)
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Marco

My Fly bridge setup guide:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-bURNmuDq2-a0VPd3lPZldwVmc/view?usp=sharing

Pearl White 2008 Fly Mojo (Fralin PUs)
"Eldy" / Majik Blue 1995 Fly Deluxe (Gen1 PUs)
Various vintage and modern Marshall/Vox/Laney amps
Rockman + other rack stuff
Boss GT-100

Majik Blue 1995 Deluxe (VS 2008 Mojo)

Offline gtrbmart

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2009, 09:06:55 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by wkcchampion

Also, if u remove the back plate, there will be no loose wires. This should be fixed on new Flies!




I beg to differ.  Ribbon cable makes any mod ten times more difficult.  There are certainly applications where ribbon cable is more desirable but in a guitar?  No sir.
 

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Offline wkcchampion

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2009, 09:40:34 AM »
I'm not talking about the ribbon, but the battery wires that may disconnect. The plug mod should be made at factory

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Pearl White 2008 Fly Mojo :)
Majik Blue 1995 Fly Deluxe (gen1 Di Marzio PUs)
2 VOX AC30S and Kustom Quad full stack
Boss GT-10
(more gear on my website)
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Marco

My Fly bridge setup guide:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-bURNmuDq2-a0VPd3lPZldwVmc/view?usp=sharing

Pearl White 2008 Fly Mojo (Fralin PUs)
"Eldy" / Majik Blue 1995 Fly Deluxe (Gen1 PUs)
Various vintage and modern Marshall/Vox/Laney amps
Rockman + other rack stuff
Boss GT-100

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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2009, 10:19:14 AM »
Your link didnt work for me but I got it off your web page.

You are getting some great equipment.

Keep playing with the Deluxe tone. I agree its non traditional but nice.

I would love to hear some A/B sample clips of the piezo differences.

BTW you have some great music clips on your page. Love the AC30.

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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2009, 10:42:46 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by wkcchampion

I'm not talking about the ribbon, but the battery wires that may disconnect. The plug mod should be made at factory




Oh, well then I agree 100%! [:I]