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Carbs said:
That crap is sick, man. I feel the same way about sax decor as some people feel about taxidermy. When I see a sax hung on the wall, I always go over and try to comfort it. I used to play in a club in Williamsburg, VA, that had a Buescher tenor hung up behind the bandstand: I never felt right playing there. Tried to buy the old horn but the owner said it belonged to his brother.
 

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It's not even that the person used a Old Conn Shooting Star which could not or would not worth being salvaged. That is a Conn Chu Berry, which is worth being salvaged.
 

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Carbs said:
It's not even that the person used a Old Conn Shooting Star which could not or would not worth being salvaged. That is a Conn Chu Berry, which is worth being salvaged.
So plunk down yer $25, send the lamp to ChuJerry, and let him work his magic!:cool:
 

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So plunk down yer $25, send the lamp to ChuJerry, and let him work his magic!:cool:
Sure, no problem! That and another $1K and I'll return you a very nice Chu. :D

Actually, if it goes cheap enough, it would be great for spare parts.
 

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Carbs said:
hey Jerry,
How much would you charge to get that back into shape?
Chu-Jerry said:
Sure, no problem! That and another $1K and I'll return you a very nice Chu. :D
^^
 

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I actually ran into a kid that had a king super 20, when I asked him where he got it, he said at an antiques store, and it was a lamp. So he had some tech dissasemble it, the original neck was there, but not part of the lamp, luckily there were only holes at the bottom of the bow and it was flat there. horn sounds great today!!
 

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The Saxlamp HAS ARRIVED

I will admit from the start that I am a sucker for projects and lost causes. Seeing the sax Chu Jerry just completed moved me to purchase the Chu alto lamp from Ebay. I was determined to free it from bondage and the indignity of providing illumination to some idiot who would not know what a Chu Alto was if it hit him/her in the head.

Upon arrival I broke out the tool kit and dismounted Shine(it's new and unimaginative name) from the base. Upon closer inspection it is easy to see that the neck will need to be replaced. After removing the lamp mount I unscrewed the micro tuner with little effort.

There is only one dent on the horn. It is located on the bottom from the mounting plate. It is a easy fix. All of the plating from what I can see is present including the gold wash inside the bell. All of the keys are rather tight still and move easily without binding while the springs are pretty much rust free. The only plating wear I can see is on the strap ring. No metal wear only plating.

There's quarter inch hole in the bottom that I will get Jim Germann to patch. I am planning on replacing the decorative strips on the bottom so the patch will not even be visible. After cleaning it up Jim do a rebuild.

I will post some images later tonight.

(Chu)Hutmo
 

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Grumps said:
You should have told everybody a MeYer Bros. mouthpiece popped out of it...

Oh yeah I forgot all about the piece that popped out. Seriously... I looked. :)

HUTMO
 

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the mark VI is extremely upsetting and so is the conn perfectly good horns wasted but if they can be salvaged, I thank who ever does the work.

-Birdman
 
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