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Bought a Maxxfly in Guitar Centre and....
« on: November 09, 2015, 05:14:13 PM »
I tried to open the back plate to adjust the spring, and i found out that there is no piezo pre amp. This makes me real sad... I live in Dubai, U.A.E waited so long for this baby to arrive and this is what i got. I need help.. What should i do?

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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2015, 05:26:40 PM »
There are many 'MaxxFly' models - some with piezos, some without. You gotta read the ads carefully and make sure the model advertised is the one you want. What model was advertised? What model did you receive? Photos will help if you don't know.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015, 05:33:04 PM »
Its a df624 in rootbeer. Im pretty sure it should have the piezo pre amp. I have a cousin in NY, she's the one that spoke with the GC representative, and they just told her that there are only dings and scratches in the guitar and not a major problem with it. i'm really shocked about what happened to this guitar, the solder in the pots are also tampered you can see in the way the wires are soldered in the pots. I just need a minute to show you guys the images.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2015, 05:44:21 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2015, 06:12:11 PM »
Does the guitar have all the other aspects of a true DF624 aside from the piezos? Look at the descriptions in a Parker catalog from 2010/12/13/14/15 and make sure.

If so, and if the guitar was sold as used, it must be that a previous owner modified it. In that case, you should be able to return it to Guitar Center for a refund (or just get some credit back if you prefer and consider further modifying it yourself). You can reference this thread as evidence.
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2015, 09:31:52 PM »
That's one of the reasons to buy from guitar center: the return policy!
But if the price was good enough you might consider just buying some graph tech saddles and their preamp and installing it yourself.

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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2015, 06:50:30 AM »
From the picture I'd say the piezo is there and wired the the lower volume pot. The middle volume pot was replaced with a push pull pot and that has coil tapping added to it. The piezo should work just fine just it's just passive. Have you tried it to see if the piezo works?
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2015, 08:06:39 PM »
hi guys and thanks for replying, yup the piezo is working as passive but the volume level is too low, a friend of mine is suggesting that i should try putting a preamp to the piezo to boost the volume up.

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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2015, 08:08:30 PM »
That's one of the reasons to buy from guitar center: the return policy!
But if the price was good enough you might consider just buying some graph tech saddles and their preamp and installing it yourself.

yes bought it at very low price, so yeah i'm gonna keep and just put an preamp for the piezo

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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2015, 08:09:49 PM »
Does the guitar have all the other aspects of a true DF624 aside from the piezos? Look at the descriptions in a Parker catalog from 2010/12/13/14/15 and make sure.

If so, and if the guitar was sold as used, it must be that a previous owner modified it. In that case, you should be able to return it to Guitar Center for a refund (or just get some credit back if you prefer and consider further modifying it yourself). You can reference this thread as evidence.

yes i'm pretty sure it's a legit DF624.

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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2015, 10:15:41 AM »
I use an outboard preamp. The Zoom's are pretty good for the money, The Fishman stuff is top notch and amazing.
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2015, 12:05:34 PM »
I use an outboard preamp. The Zoom's are pretty good for the money, The Fishman stuff is top notch and amazing.

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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2015, 11:05:45 PM »
I use an outboard preamp. The Zoom's are pretty good for the money, The Fishman stuff is top notch and amazing.

How do you mount it? Can you send me a link of what exact model you are using.. Thanks in advance! :)