Hey, Brendon! How goes it?
I built a "dolly" from the bottom half of the C3's back panel, casters, and some extra wood. The organ rests on the dolly on it's back. My band loves the sound of the Hammond and never give me a problem when it comes to lifting it! I also play ukulele, and I'm sure that they would looove it if I switched over to it completely!
I'm taking it to my Hammond service tech today to have the 1/4" line out, and a few other modifications done:
I would like to use the 3 way Leslie switch to change the channels on my Motion Sound. It seems that if I can hook the wires up to a TRS jack, I would be in business. I also want to flush-mount the Leslie two way switch.
friends and beer (big friends)
1956 M3, 130 custom leslie, 51 Leslie, 860 Leslie with Preamp, S08 Yamaha and K2000S, Young Chang 85 key spinet and Korg SV-1 73 less Hammonds, downsized they found a good home
I can move a Hammond console by myself in and out of a mini-van (no ramp) with just a set of Roll-or-Karis. It is easier with 2 people and easier still with 3.
I have yet to do stairs by myself, although I am told it can be done.
My band mates and I were joking about attaching a gurney to the bottom of the organ to make loading a breeze...
The only reason for a chop is cargo space. It is easier to move a fully intact cabinet than any chop I have ever seen.
Generally you would chop a Hammond so it would fit into the bus cargo bays on a Silver Eagle. Today there is reason to do that with the current crop of digital stage organs.
I bought a leslie from a guy in Phoenix who chopped a C3. It was a two piece unit. The manuals/controls where in a custom semi-traditional chop case. The generator as in a custom built bench with cable between the two that looked like it came from the space shuttle. He was an older gent and could move the rig by himself. Too bad I didn't have a camera that day.
Looks like the lamp on my front porch! Ha!
I got one of those above the pedals on my RT3. I think they came as standard on the C type cabinet.