ORIGINALLY PRODUCED: 1984-current
TYPE: Solidbody, active/passive 4-string
BODY: Mahogany wings, laminated centre block, twin cutaway
NECK: Maple/walnut/mahogany laminate, glued-in, 21 hard nickel alloy frets
SCALE LENGTH: 864mm (34-inch)
FINGERBOARD: Ebony, bound, white dot inlays
HARDWARE: Chrome, 4-saddle bridge, brass nut, Schaller M4 tuners
PICKUPS: Custom wound hum-cancelling units (SN2000’s currently) with laminated polished hardwood cases
CONTROLS: Active/passive switch, volume & tone for passive mode, 4-position rotary pickup selector and three centre notched EQ rotaries
FEATURES: Strings are anchored in a pair of dual keyhole chrome discs
FINISHES: Natural satin
COMMENTS: Jaydee stands for John Diggins, the British luthier responsible for these high quality instruments. The laminated neck wood is mirrored at the centre of the body thus presenting a neck-through-body appearance.
Having a cannon as well as a jack socket on the bass was used as a means to connect directly into the PA. Stadium bands used this idea a lot during the seventies, as being low impedance the cable could be much longer than a regular jack to jack.
Whilst some Classics had dot markers others had a set of distinctive oval inlays. This particular bass belonged to Mark King and was signed and donated by him for a charity auction in 1988. We wonder where it is now...