Just about anything can be fixed, given the right technique, tools, and enough time. But whether it's worth it is another question. Yes I repaired some dents in this neck. It still shows some slight signs of the repair on close inspection though. I think any neck repaired from serious dents or pulldown will show signs of repair after being fixed, but it can still be brought back to proper playing condition and look presentable.queperknuckle said:If a neck has a dent in it, is it possible to fix it without ruining said neck and keeping the sound of the horn? It looks like that is what you did. How is that done?
I don't know if anyone else has seen one, but I recently saw a Satin Gold 10M sell on ebay for only $750! I had never seen one in my life! It WAS original, the seller didn't even know anything about it other than it was a Conn 10M. I should have bid on it, but I didn't have any money. But how rare is this?benbyrne said:I wish my conn 10 M looked like that
I know that I probably look like a liar, but I did not save the Link. I would have. Sorry. But I swear to you that it was in Satin Gold Plate. With everything that I know about Conns, This Was the S**T! It needed some dings taken out. To anyone else, it must have looked like a normal 10m I looked at all the pictures close up because I had a hunch, and Sure enough it was in satin goldplate, but it had the normal engraving. Weird? Could this have been the first 10M? I should have done more research at the time of this auction. I know that they come in Satin silver plate.bbbouklas said:can you post the link to the auction?
By that I simply meant the first with the Side Bell Keys!SearjeantSax said:there was no 'first' 10m, the models were 'transitioned' into each other.
Hi Chu-Jerry, I have to completely agree with all who posted previously here, your restoration work is second to none, I am sure that the other posters here will agree that we have all lost a potentially valuable restoring resource - sob.I won't be able to fix any more customer horns for the forseeable future because I just got a full time job plus fall semester classes started and I have a full schedule. I probably won't even have enough time to work on any more of my own horns that need it, for quite a while.
sell it to me..Muahahaa - It Lives!
Well, looks like two weeks for this one. I'd say about 100 hours - but I'm slow.
Played great right off the bench too. This one surprised me a little; the full range just flows right out - even the altissimo was easy for me and I can't play altissimo.
Just a few last things to do:
I need to replate the neck since its plating got messed up during dent repairs. Case needs cleaning, then this one's good to go.