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Offline daynwarren

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MIDI modding Fly's...
« on: March 22, 2016, 01:38:35 PM »
...is something I enjoy! Roland GK, Graphtech, or RMC.

Here are a few I have done recently for forum members, though I have done many more (including Fly's, Nitefly's, and other guitars, even several nylon and metal string ukuleles!):

Here is a Deluxe with Graphtech acoustic and midi mods (utilizing Roland GK s1/s2 switches) with custom heavy duty switches and PTP re-wire:



Here is a Dragonfly with the same Graphtech mods and Roland switch mod:



Here is a white Deluxe with a GK-3 mod, retaining the original pre-refined ribbon electronics, RMC metal jackplate instead of the plastic Roland one:



Here is a pre-refined Deluxe with a Point to Point rewire (push pull tone knob splits both humbuckers), and Graphtech Hexpander only mod:



Here is a Stealth that got a GK3 mod, though after this pic it also for an RMC mod (DUAL MIDI FLY!!!):



I also did a Classic with an RMC mod, and a 6-way Freeway switch for the humbuckers, pretty complicated wiring, and that one got a custom backplate, pretty cool - too bad I can't find a picture of that one!!!




I'll see if I can find pics of others I have done...
« Last Edit: March 29, 2016, 12:44:50 PM by daynwarren »
 

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Offline TinMachine

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 03:37:08 PM »
Right on!

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Offline Mr303

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 08:58:07 PM »
Cool man!
I see now why you had so many parts for sale awhile back.
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Offline jb63

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2016, 03:24:59 PM »
I have some great pics of several of these.
The most exciting part of them is that you have to learn to use the guitar all over again.

Once I mock up a pic with the controls labeled I'll post some pics.

Dayn, do you remember what pickups are in the stealth?


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Offline daynwarren

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2016, 05:59:15 PM »
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Dayn, do you remember what pickups are in the stealth?

If I remember correctly, I believe they are a set of Hybrid Seymour Duncans that I got from Alex (908ssp) - maybe a 59/Custom in the bridge and a Jazz/59 in the neck, not exactly sure which hybrid coils are in each.
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2016, 07:11:15 PM »
I want to point out that the black Fly with the paint chip under the 13-pin plate was that way before I sent it to Dayn. You can tell the previous owner both played it a ton and never heard of a paint pen.
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 10:54:00 AM »
I want to point out that the black Fly with the paint chip under the 13-pin plate was that way before I sent it to Dayn. You can tell the previous owner both played it a ton and never heard of a paint pen.

I actually prefer Fly's that have a ding or two, just play them without worrying about it!

(Though I would use a black pint pen like you!)
 

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Offline daynwarren

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2016, 12:45:12 PM »
Added another pic:

 

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Offline daynwarren

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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2016, 03:44:55 PM »
Finished another one:

 

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Offline jb63

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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2016, 04:19:39 PM »
Pretty!
Is that Italian Plumb?

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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2016, 05:12:07 PM »
Is that Italian Plumb?

There's no 'b' in plum (fruit or color). "I found a plum stuck in the plumbing."  8)
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2016, 06:51:32 PM »
It's a Classic, I think the color is called Transparent Cherry."
 

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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2016, 07:00:51 PM »
TRANS parent.... Cherry