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Broken Neck Joint on King Mortone on Ebay?

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


  1. SleeperMan2000

    SleeperMan2000

    Jul 31, 2002
    Cary NC
  2. SleeperMan2000

    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. quote: How many basses does one man need?

    Ask Donosaur...:D

    R2
     
  4. 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. As the folks at HUMMER say, "Need is subjective."
     
  6. SleeperMan2000

    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. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA 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. Clarification, please

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

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA 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. Either of my formulae yield greater pleasure.

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