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Offline Xrocker

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Maxxfly schematic
« on: December 26, 2013, 03:45:40 PM »
Looking for a wiring diagram for a maxxfly SSH with graphtech board.

Just added graphtech saddles and board but something is wrong. Schematic from graphtech doesn't show hooking up to a barrel jack. Their tech support was no help.

I'm getting piezo all the time and bad grounding problems.

This is the stock config that Parker is building but they claim to have no schematics. How aware the guys in the shop building them?

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Re: Maxxfly schematic
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 09:10:41 AM »
i did this with mine. i replaced the stock barrel jack with one of these - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACOUSTIC-GUITAR-BARREL-JACK-SOCKET-MONO-OR-STEREO-WIRING-OPTIONS-CHROME-6-35mm-/150735706329?nma=true&si=lQtzoZ5k9bkwyZYr7F0%252Fz4pMVs8%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

because the graphtech system works differently than the original fishman, it needs to be wired to the jack socket differently. my tech had a real headache with it, but we got it working fine in the end. i have a pdf that shows how to wire to this type of barrel jack, but i'm not sure where i got it from. email me if you'd like it - simeon_at_simeonharris.co.uk
« Last Edit: December 27, 2013, 09:15:18 AM by simeon »

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Re: Maxxfly schematic
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 12:22:05 PM »
This is what I did:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l9z3rqiq42swjku/active-passive-switch-ghost.jpg
This gives you a passive/active switching system which I prefer and is how my guitar is wired.  You'll need a 4PDT switch such as this:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/dimarzio-three-position-on-on-on-4pdt-pickup-selector-switch
once installed as indicated, bottom is Mag only (Not going the tough the preamp and does not use battery), middle is Piezo only, and top is piezo and mag (through preamp).
I find the ghost preamp is slightly noisy and with any higher gain setting too noisy.
This solves the issue and Parker is, as far as I know, going to adopt this setting on a future run of instruments.
Hope this helps.

As far as the pickups are concerned, I imagine any seymour duncan wiring scheme will let you know how to wire them and the switch wiring will give you the rest of the secret!
Cheers,
Patrick
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Re: Maxxfly schematic
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2015, 05:36:25 PM »
Hi everyone , new Parker user here  (Maxxfly korina)

This is what I did:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l9z3rqiq42swjku/active-passive-switch-ghost.jpg
This gives you a passive/active switching system which I prefer and is how my guitar is wired.  You'll need a 4PDT switch such as this:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/dimarzio-three-position-on-on-on-4pdt-pickup-selector-switch
once installed as indicated, bottom is Mag only (Not going the tough the preamp and does not use battery), middle is Piezo only, and top is piezo and mag (through preamp).
I find the ghost preamp is slightly noisy and with any higher gain setting too noisy.
This solves the issue and Parker is, as far as I know, going to adopt this setting on a future run of instruments.

Can anyone help with the schematic above to adapt it for a Maxxfly ?

I think it's the Fishman powerchip, and out from this guy I have:
- one white wire to the piezo/mag switch
- one blue wire to the piezo/mag switch, to the pole with the mag pickup output wire
- one green wire to the body of the piezo/mag switch (ground ?)
- one black wire from the piezo pickups
- one red wire to the jack tip
- one white wire to the jack ring
- one red battery wire

Thanks !

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Re: Maxxfly schematic
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 02:47:11 PM »
This is what I did:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l9z3rqiq42swjku/active-passive-switch-ghost.jpg
This gives you a passive/active switching system which I prefer and is how my guitar is wired.  You'll need a 4PDT switch such as this:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/dimarzio-three-position-on-on-on-4pdt-pickup-selector-switch
once installed as indicated, bottom is Mag only (Not going the tough the preamp and does not use battery), middle is Piezo only, and top is piezo and mag (through preamp).
I find the ghost preamp is slightly noisy and with any higher gain setting too noisy.
This solves the issue and Parker is, as far as I know, going to adopt this setting on a future run of instruments.
THAT is awesome!  Great news!
Casey

Gear: Parker Fly Deluxe, Parker PDF60, Way Huge, Digitech / Hardwire, Line 6, Source Audio,T-Rex, and TC Electronic Pedals, Egnater amps, other stuff... God Bless!

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 03:12:56 AM »
I finally figured it by myself. Quite easy to implement.
Only those switches are darned pricey