Ok, I need a little advice. I recently had a mishap with my bass, where while setting it down during a break during a pit rehearsal (where, of course, I had no space to work with), the bass crashed down, and the neck popped out. Being that it looks rather ugly, I normally would have flipped out. However, I've been through this before, and was able to get the neck reset with minimal expense. However, my problem now is that I am far away from home (at college), and I am unfamiliar with most of the repair shops in the area (South Bend, Indiana). After consulting with my jazz band director (who couldn't offer me any advice), I decided to take it to the largest store in town that deals with orchestral instruments. Of course, biggest is not necessarily the best...the place back home in New Jersey that repaired my bass the first time was a small mom-and-pop violin shop, and they did a superb job with it. So my question, essentially, is this: what is an acceptable method of reparing this kind of damage? I'm not sure how many of you have had to deal with this, but since it's happened to me twice in the space of 4 years, I figure there's some sort of precedent for repairs of this type. I think the first repair was done by simply gluing the neck back into place, or something along those lines. My reason for asking is that the repair guy isn't supposed to be back in till Monday, and I want to be able to talk to him before my bass goes "under the knife," so to speak, to get an estimate of exactly what he plans to do and how much it is supposed to cost (as compared to the $70 price tag the first time around). If he proposes some absurd solution, I would prefer to know just how absurd it is without blindly accepting it. I would like to trust them to do a professional job, and I suppose I should, but I've heard some ghastly repair horror stories (bolts being driven down into the bass' body, etc.) that make me cringe at the thought of anyone hurting "my baby" like that. So, if you are still reading this, I commend you for being able to tolerate my long-winded rambling, and hope that you can lend me your advice. Thanks for any help you guys might be able to give me.