Posted by bongodaddy on December 28, 2000 at 10:29:30:
In Reply to: Need Info on King Mortitone 3/4 Bass posted by Spedro on December 25, 2000 at 19:44:24:
: I recently "stole" a King bass off of my middle school (i'm in high school now), i'm mainly an electric player but i like to play upright in a jazz combo. Either way, i know King makes "Wind" instruments, but it suprised me they made strings, i can't find any info AT ALL on this bass, does anyone else have one, or at least seen one? it seems to be nice to me.....
I glommed this info off ebay from a guy selling one(note that-not an
objective opinion). King in this case is not the same King/Conn conglomerate making brass/winds now.
King Mortone is made by H.N. White Company in Cleveland in the late 40s or early 50s. Similar to the American Standard, White, and Epiphone basses in construction, it is held in high regard by professional bluegrass, rockabilly, and traditional country players as a step up from the Kay bass. Mike Bub of the Del McCoury band plays one.Like the Kay bass, this bass is a laminate, but with more structural integrity than a Kay or Englehardt (especially in the neck/body joint).
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