OK, here's what I have. I am finally starting to work on the Kay I bought at a flea market last spring. I have the tuners looking pretty good. The neck was VERY LOOSE and barely hanging in there, so I worked it loose today and I am thinking I can just glue it back into the dovetail??? I know how important the neckset is, and I will enlist the help of a local guitar builder friend of mine who is experienced with neck resets...on guitars anyway.... Can someone tell me what the height from the end of the fingerboard to the top plate should be? THe next problem is the finish on this old (57) Kay is extrememly cracked and crazed. It wants to flake off and is very brittle, and appears to be the original finish. I would never consider a refinish, but I am curious as to why this is happening. I know it sat in a metal storage shed for many years. Could the heat have done this? I have looked at a lot of old kays and never seen this before. Lastly the old endpin is rusted and useless. I bought a good used endpin from an old violin trader, but I will need a reamer to install it and man are they expensive! Should I attempt to find an OEM pin for an old Kay? The overall condition of the old gal is pretty rough, edges show lots of wear and the rosewood fingerboard has some deep grooves. There is no way I am putting a lot of money into this bass, as the cost would easily outpace the value. Any and all help and advice is greatly appreciated.