This is Connhunter's thread so I will reply to him here.
Connhunter, we no longer have any business with one another. The new owner of the saxophone in question (as regards you) and I have been in contact. He stated that he was confident everything would turn out fine for him as am I.
That you caused me a lost of plenty of money is for you not important. You just don't care.
What about writing public here your address and call number for customers as every other "normal" dealer here uses to do?
Why do you hid yourself? Why you never come to the fone when people call you?
Why do you modify horns without agreement of the owners? (by mine you put all pads down although they were all new Pisoni ones from a German overhauling, to put your own made pads)
Why you don't send proprietary back when asked for?
We have an open business with each other for sure I tell you. You lied on my face all the time, I always reacted as good guy. I even implored you PLEASE to send my beloved sax back, your answer was ...?
I quote you...
"Conn-hunter" you speak like a gay"!
it was your answer to me after more than 1 year waiting and making concessions because you were pretty keen to use my Conn as Lab, experimental.
You even put me under pressure to accept your ideas, one of them I regretted so much by closing the Fis Hole.
Once, you just told me...
"ahh, I am going to put the neck in the frige and then bend the neck in another angle"!
I said. HELP!!! STOP!!!!
Because the neck was original and in great shape. Nothing wrong with it but you needed an experimental horn.
The MPC's Wollf Taninbaum refaced for me and were in your custody to send back WITH THE HORN...
You were about to modify Wolf's work. I had again to stop it what made you more and more unsatisfied with my "no compliance".
So, I knew all the time, if I don't "cooperate" letting you do whatever you wish, I'd never get my horn back because you were using it as tool to force me to agree with your tests. Fact is, I don't have my horn any longer. Do I?
As I told you to send me the sax , what was your reaction?
You first said NO! I insisted and told you I'd have to take the plane just for visiting you and fit your mouth for a "dentist" visit!
I will send you the horn back but will take ALL I DID OUT OF THE HORN!
I quote myself...
"Well done. Got money paid in advance to destroy my expensive horn and now sending it back unplayable" I will tell the World what you are doing".
Your reaction? come on, give me 2 more weeks I'll finish the horn.
I waited 3 weeks, you just silenced.
I feared the worst and it came to pass, unfortunately.
I asked you what was going wrong? and you told me..
I lost some parts of the horn. Cups and rods and...
and this after telling me that the horn just needed to be aligned and polished because it were almost finished. Lies, just lies. Why do a man lie? I know the answer but we may not comment this issue here. Just think on your own brother Lance, you know what I am speaking about.
Now, the time has come and I , in opposite of you, am keeping my word.
The new owner is being treated the same way and our agreement between YOU AND ME was...
NOT TO DISAPPOINT THE new owner and give him the horn in time as promised.
Since you are doing so
(He needed the horn for the last NAMM and you promised him to finish the horn to end of Dec/10) ... (to me you promised to Oct/ than Nov/ then... Oppss!! I lost many parts! sorry. But don't worry. There are worst things in life, you told me.)
... we still have a business old man.
Finish the horn and give it to EricM, he's waiting long for it.
Even if you manage to put it to play again you ARE NOT TO BE FORGIVEN FOR LOSING PARTS of this horn , even many of them.
Now, stop hiding yourself. Show yourself to the world.
What is your address?
Put your pic on the internet.
Show your face.