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Post by vjmanzo » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:16 pm

Hi everyone,

Just a heads up: we are now beginning the development of a method to make replacement springs for the Fly!

This will be a bit of a process for us, and we already have a few other "Fly Clone tooling things" in our pipeline, but, right now, we have determined the steel grade, the thickness, and the final hardness (after heat-treating) of the springs that were being produced for USM, so, in short: we're working on developing an approach so that we can, ideally, re-make these springs in-house according to the same specs/tensions (and then different tensions!). More soon, but I wanted to share this news as a few people have messaged me about this!

The grim reality is that, eventually, all of the Fly springs will "fail" in some regard; this doesn't mean, of course, that your springs are going to go shooting through the front of your Fly tomorrow, only that, over time, Fly springs will lose some elasticity from repeated use. So, naturally, we want to come up with some sort of solution. More info in time!
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Post by JJ » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:01 am

Great news! thanks for the update!

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Post by Mr303 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:20 am

I have an extra coveted spring for 10’s.....
If my 9 spring breaks I’ll have finger cramps!
Keep up the good work VJ et. al.

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Post by vjmanzo » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:59 am

Mr303 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:20 am
If my 9 spring breaks I’ll have finger cramps!

:lol:

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Post by mmmguitar » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:30 am

Mike just confirmed that he is out of springs. I guess I’ll need to start bugging the Facebook groups for a 10 spring.

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Post by vjmanzo » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:19 pm

Hi everyone,

Long story short: our lab is exploring the notion making Fly springs, and, as part of this, we need a few springs that have broken due to normal use. If you have one that you’re willing to mail us, please message me. I’d be happy to cover the cost of a stamp.

Many thanks!

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Post by IOSEPHVS » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:20 pm

This is good news. I have been looking for a .008 spring for years; I would want two or three. I would also want another .009, but the .010 spring that shipped with the guitar has never been used.
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Post by mmmguitar » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:46 pm

IOSEPHVS wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:20 pm
This is good news. I have been looking for a .008 spring for years; I would want two or three. I would also want another .009, but the .010 spring that shipped with the guitar has never been used.
Apologies if this comes off as pushy - I’m asking to determine if there’s a site issue: Did you ever receive my PM sent on the 5th? I’m wanting to trade a 9 for your 10, but don’t know if you’re in the US.

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Post by vjmanzo » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:59 pm

Admin’s Note: all PM systems site-wide are acting normal and have been.

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Post by iroc07 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:04 pm

Im in to buy at least 3 sets of each size. I want to be able to put any size on any of mine without having to "rob peter to pay paul" so to speak lol

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Post by Presence76 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:17 am

I'm very excited about this news. Thank you for all you're doing!
I have a 2001 Fly Classic and I'm sure sooner than later my spring will go.

Any chance there is an ETA yet?

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Post by vjmanzo » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:42 am

Hi @Presence76,

No ETA yet, but we are working on it. Unfortunately, making more springs isn’t just a matter of recreating the tooling to bend metal into shape; what the springs should be doing in our guitars isn’t always (potentially “mostly”!) what they are doing, so we need to improve aspects of the material design so that they don’t wear out, and so that we can more accurately assess what tension each individual spring is capable of resisting.

In order for any guitar to truly float and return to zero, the springs need to be tested and matched to the tension of each string set; as springs get older, they wear out and don’t do what they’re supposed to do. We’re working with the metallurgist on our team to potentially re-cook the recipe and, primarily, to ensure that we can reliably produce and rate springs that can compensate for various tensions.

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Post by Presence76 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:33 pm

O.k.
Thank you!

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