# Broken Neck Joint on King Mortone on Ebay?

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by SleeperMan2000, Jul 6, 2003.

Jul 31, 2002
Cary NC
2. ### SleeperMan2000

Jul 31, 2002
Cary NC
The Mortone was bid up to \$800. Seems like a good deal. Was tempted to jump on it, but that neck joint looked fishy, and I already have a plywood bass. Plus the 43'' scale might have been too long.

How many basses does one man need?

3. ### arto alho

Dec 11, 2000
Helsinki, Finland
quote: How many basses does one man need?

R2

4. ### Don HigdonIn Memoriam

Dec 11, 1999
Princeton Junction, NJ
Being a King, that bass had potential. The neck needed replacing, which would enable correct alignment for steel strings. We don't know what else needed fixing, but \$800 plus repairs could result in a nice bass.
"Need"? For a while, I was up to seven. I guess that was excessive. Two sounds about right...well, maybe three...uh, well.....hmmmm...

5. ### Mike Goodbar

Jun 6, 2001
Charlotte, NC
As the folks at HUMMER say, "Need is subjective."

6. ### SleeperMan2000

Jul 31, 2002
Cary NC
Ok, I NEED a carved bass, and just merely WANT another plywood.

So, to rephrase the question:

"How many plywood basses does one man need"

7. ### ChasarmsCasual Observer

May 24, 2001
Saint Louis, MO USA
Actually, there is a mathmatical formula that makes calculating the answer very easy.

Simply take the number of basses you currently own and add "1".

Chas

8. ### Don HigdonIn Memoriam

Dec 11, 1999
Princeton Junction, NJ

Does the "1" go in front of, or after, the current number?

9. ### ChasarmsCasual Observer

May 24, 2001
Saint Louis, MO USA
My thought was:

where b = number of current basses owned and n = number needed, n = b+1

But I went to a pretty liberal University. Go with whatever makes you comfortable.

10. ### Don HigdonIn Memoriam

Dec 11, 1999
Princeton Junction, NJ
Either of my formulae yield greater pleasure.

Coincidentally, I learned a few things down the road from you: Fort Leonard Wood.