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Author Topic: Three Fly Dimarzio Pickup Variations  (Read 264 times)

Offline Mossman

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Re: Three Fly Dimarzio Pickup Variations
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 08:20:50 AM »
But the weird thing about your 2001 pup set is that the logo is not a carry over from Gen 1 because it's larger... Although it's a longshot, you could pull one or both of the pups and see if there's any labelling on the back.  For many years DiMarzio offered a number of its pickups in Fly configuration.  Stock pups likely won't have anything on the back, but if they're aftermarket they might have been marked somehow.

You can also take off the backplate and look for signs of resoldering on the mag leads, which might also indicate an aftermarket swap at some stage.

1994 Fly Deluxe (Black)
1998 Fly Deluxe (Plum)
2006 Refined Fly Classic (Natural)
2008 Refined Fly Deluxe (Heather Grey)
1998 NiteFly NVF4 (White)
1999 NiteFly NVF7 (Black)
2000 NiteFly SA (Transparent Blue)
2006 NiteFly M (Oil & Wax)
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Re: Three Fly Dimarzio Pickup Variations
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 09:23:58 AM »
Good suggestion. Thanks for that.
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Fly Deluxe [w/Sustainiac] (2007)
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Re: Three Fly Dimarzio Pickup Variations
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2018, 10:37:04 AM »
Here's something interesting: The photo for this product listing on Sweetwater shows a Fly Pickup with the same logo as your #2: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/dimarzio-parker-fly-pickup

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1994 Fly Deluxe (Black)
1998 Fly Deluxe (Plum)
2006 Refined Fly Classic (Natural)
2008 Refined Fly Deluxe (Heather Grey)
1998 NiteFly NVF4 (White)
1999 NiteFly NVF7 (Black)
2000 NiteFly SA (Transparent Blue)
2006 NiteFly M (Oil & Wax)
2006 NiteFly SA (Sunburst)

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Re: Three Fly Dimarzio Pickup Variations
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2018, 11:52:34 AM »
 Wow – – the plot thickens LOL I’m going to send the link to Dimarzio and see if these are the same Gen 2  pick ups. Maybe the Gen 2 pickups that shipped to Parker for factory installs have a slightly different logo then these pickups (presumably also Gen 2) that were sold as replacement “swap it out yourself“ pickups. 

 Thank you for the link and helpful information.
Fly Mojo (2005)
Fly Deluxe [w/Sustainiac] (2007)
Fly Mojo [w/Sustainiac] (2008)
Fly Concert (1997)
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Re: Three Fly Dimarzio Pickup Variations
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 02:35:13 PM »
Yeah the MF ad was very sparse on details.  I'm assuming that the pickup in the picture was a PWHP1 or 2, because I don't think the Gen 1 were ever sold aftermarket. Maybe DiMarzio can enlighten.

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1994 Fly Deluxe (Black)
1998 Fly Deluxe (Plum)
2006 Refined Fly Classic (Natural)
2008 Refined Fly Deluxe (Heather Grey)
1998 NiteFly NVF4 (White)
1999 NiteFly NVF7 (Black)
2000 NiteFly SA (Transparent Blue)
2006 NiteFly M (Oil & Wax)
2006 NiteFly SA (Sunburst)

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Re: Three Fly Dimarzio Pickup Variations
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2018, 02:51:33 PM »
 I heard back from Dimarzio and they said:

“It isn’t likely that it’s Gen 2, but the only way to ID the actual model is to have a look at the model number stamped on the baseplate.”
 
..so I’ll probably take a look at the baseplates whenever I bring this guitar in for a setup. Thanks, all, for the help. I will certainly report back once I do find out what these pickups are.
Fly Mojo (2005)
Fly Deluxe [w/Sustainiac] (2007)
Fly Mojo [w/Sustainiac] (2008)
Fly Concert (1997)
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Fly Deluxe (1997)

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Re: Three Fly Dimarzio Pickup Variations
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2018, 05:08:51 PM »
Agh.  I can't bear the suspense...
1994 Fly Deluxe (Black)
1998 Fly Deluxe (Plum)
2006 Refined Fly Classic (Natural)
2008 Refined Fly Deluxe (Heather Grey)
1998 NiteFly NVF4 (White)
1999 NiteFly NVF7 (Black)
2000 NiteFly SA (Transparent Blue)
2006 NiteFly M (Oil & Wax)
2006 NiteFly SA (Sunburst)