Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by MuppetMaster, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. Scored a 1st year production 1934 King Mortone #107 today! Had to go straight to work after picking it up a state away, so no pics till tomorrow. Has it's quirks, but kills the Shen SB88 I was playing beforehand. So excited
  2. armybass


    Jul 19, 2001
    Oh a King Moretone is on my list. My first bass was a KM. I so want to find another.

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  3. I’ve owned number 371 for three years.

    String yours with gut. Just trust me on that.
  4. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Congratulations! And please remember the first rule of Talkbass: No pics, no 1934 King Mortone #107.
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  5. Steve Swan

    Steve Swan

    Oct 12, 2004
    Burlingame, California
    Retailer: Shen, Sun, older European
    A 43 1/2" string length isn't for everybody, but the tone and response of an early period American Standard makes it the queen of American plywood basses in my book !! Congratulations !!!
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  6. 210superair


    Sep 10, 2019
    Yes, must see pit-shers!
  7. In for the porn
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  8. C'mon man, don't be a tease
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  9. Immediately left out of town after getting it. Brought it in this morning to my luthier to have some minor repairs done and set up properly. Won't have more pics until I get it back next week. Sorry guys, patience is hard(for me).

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  10. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    She's beautiful.
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  11. eh_train

    eh_train Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 12, 2004
    Owner, Stand Up Guy Basses (Repair/Sell/Buy upright basses)
    Wow, that's pretty close to a two digit serial number! They were probably still trying to figure out where to put the lunchroom and that newfangled Gestetner.
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  12. Ok, NBD round two? The redo? Anyway, had some minor repairs done right away. Repaired some lifting lamination in the corners, soundpost reset, new tailgut, fingerboard planed, new strings, and a little cleaning up. Here she is! King Mortone #107! Anyone know if these tuners are original or maybe off of an American Standard?

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