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Offline daynwarren

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Re: WANTED: Pre-refined Fly
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2018, 09:55:52 AM »
You will be much better off installing point to point electronics and the GraphTech preamp.
Unless the original poster doesn't want the GraphTech preamp.

Why would they not want it?  It sounds better.

As a few others already hypothesized, they prefer the sound and control of the original electronics, so that is what we are doing with that particular Fly.

I think all of the systems sound good, though different. Whenever I am modding or fixing a Fly for a forum member, friend, or someone else, we always discuss replacement systems for both sound (tone and timbre of both humbuckers and piezos) and controls (especially in relation to tone control of the piezo), as well as other needs like 13-pin, Sustainiac, etc.

If anyone sees a set of electronics for sale, or a Fly that has them for a decent price, I'd love a heads up, thanks!
 

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Re: WANTED: Pre-refined Fly
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2018, 12:21:32 PM »
I like the Gen 1 pickups better, but that's a matter of personal preference.

The Graphtech system sounds objectively more like an acoustic guitar.

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Offline dspiffy

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Re: WANTED: Pre-refined Fly
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2018, 12:55:40 PM »
$1200, currently no bids, ends in an hour:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Parker-Fly-Classic-1996/323482712110

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Offline Patzag

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Re: WANTED: Pre-refined Fly
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2018, 07:10:26 PM »
Somebody got a DEAL!
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Offline dspiffy

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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2018, 07:36:03 PM »
It ended up selling for $1100.  That's insane.  I hope the OP got it.

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Re: WANTED: Pre-refined Fly
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2018, 02:54:38 PM »
It ended up selling for $1100.  That's insane.  I hope the OP got it.

I agree, that's a smokin' deal for such a clean Deluxe.  If the OP did not get it, he's kicking himself I bet.
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Offline daynwarren

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« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2018, 10:46:41 PM »
That one did go for a pretty good deal. I’m still looking for one.
 

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Offline Paul Marossy

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Re: WANTED: Pre-refined Fly
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2018, 10:15:40 AM »
Do you all think Parkers will someday be ungodly expensive like the original Steinberger guitars with Trans-Trems? The Flys don't seem to have the same appeal to guitarists, but once something is "vintage" and unavailable, people seem to lose their minds lol

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« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2018, 12:00:13 PM »