Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A hydrant sorta day for the King Mortone...

Some days you are the dog and some days you are the hydrant…today Lonnie was the hydrant…SIGHS!
He has been pushing hard to get the final touches completed on this King Bass before the holiday.  The screws have proven to be a royal pain in the butt.  Thinning the tops down makes them fit nicely but also make them prone to weakness if you go too far.  Last night I heard more four letter, compound words come from the workshop then I have heard in a long time.  Lonnie was completely beside himself when one of the screws broke off in the tuner plate.  Needless to say I found some house cleaning and dusting that needed done just to stay occupied and out of the line of fire.  Tonight I came home from work and Lonnie was already busy in the workshop still chasing the high spots on that hard fingerboard.  I swear the smallest things will drive you mad.  All of this was capped off with the sound of bringing the G string up to tune…boing…boing…boing…snap…son of a #%+#%.  Yep the G string broke mid tune. 

Sigh…today was a hydrant sorta day…SIGH.

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