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Hello my fellow Jaydee enthusiasts. Newbie here to the forum. I wanted to be apart of this for sometime as they don't have any interesting forums in the U.S. regarding British made basses. You may know me by the same screen name on Youtube as well as I have several videos posted of my Jaydees. I'll be more than happy to post many pics of all my Jaydees here in the near future. You gentlemen over in Europe are more educated, dedicated and take great pride in your U.K. made basses. Thanks and best regards.

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[quote name='Mowac' post='571876' date='Aug 17 2009, 06:21 PM']Hello my fellow Jaydee enthusiasts. Newbie here to the forum. I wanted to be apart of this for sometime as they don't have any interesting forums in the U.S. regarding British made basses. You may know me by the same screen name on Youtube as well as I have several videos posted of my Jaydees. I'll be more than happy to post many pics all my Jaydees here in the near future. Thanks and best regards.[/quote]

Hi mowac!

You will find many JD fans here - you have some lovely basses in your collection!

Cheers!

Nick

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[quote name='6stringbassist' post='478107' date='May 3 2009, 05:38 AM']Here's a nice little number that I picked up from a really nice guy in Scotland yesterday.

This isn't my photo, I hope Alex doesn't mind me putting it on up here.

I'll have to wait until tomorrow before I can play it properly through an amp.

It was built for a guy called Thom Boyle, and was originally pearl pink before being changed to white. I'm going to have John Diggins refinish it, possibly keeping it white and I fancy a change of the neck inlays. I spoke to John a couple of weeks ago and he quoted me a great price for doing this.

Anyone know how to date them from the serial numbers ?

Here's a nice clip of Mark King with his 'Star child' bass.

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psxMt0CN5lM"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psxMt0CN5lM[/url][/quote]


That's a sweet looking Jaydee with the Rickenbacher inlays.

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When that Whistle Test footage was aired it the first time I'd ever seen anyone play slap; I couldn't believe my eyes. I thought the bass was as beautiful as anything I'd ever see (and yes I still want a Starchild near-replica, if one can be built that weighs less than 9lbs!). Then he played Dune Tune and blew my mind. It was a little later that I discovered Stanley Clarke and found out where it originated...

My first JD was also from Musical Exchanges. I wanted a white one and they had one advertised, so I put my name on it sight unseen and trailed down there with a friend. When I got there it was a GA24 and had neck bow like nothing on earth, and I didn't know much about setups then. It also didn't work! The assistant got out a soldering iron to sort out the pickup selector and I played a few of the others they had while he worked. I eventually picked up a Supernatural in Butterscotch with Saturn inlays, tailpiece etc, and the initials PSR on the first fret. I decided I'd have that instead, although it didn't stop the assistant getting a bollocking for not giving the GA24 to the repairs dept to fix (he bodged it). I remember the manager saying "you could've lost us a sale". I eventually sent that bass to JD for a fretstone and while it was in he changed the pickups, as he said the ones in it were dying. Unfortunately when it came back I didn't like the tone as much! Also the neck wouldn't stand strings over 35s (someone had shaved the neck mercilessly - not JD I hasten to add) so I got rid. The next JD (a MK model) was white and was bloody fantastic, much better than the first, but I had to take it back to the shop a few days after buying it because my back couldn't cope with the weight (my back problems had started by then).

Strangely I once contacted a shop (I think it was Monkey Business in Romford) about p/x-ing the 1st bass for something they had in; the guy on the other end of the phone said "what have you got?", so I told him. There was a pause and he said "has it got the letters PSR on the first fret?" When I answered yes he said "that's my bass! It was built for me!". Never did work out the deal though, sadly. It went to someone else in the end. I wish it had got back to him.

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[quote name='4000' post='577442' date='Aug 22 2009, 11:07 AM']When that Whistle Test footage was aired it the first time I'd ever seen anyone play slap; I couldn't believe my eyes. I thought the bass was as beautiful as anything I'd ever see (and yes I still want a Starchild near-replica, if one can be built that weighs less than 9lbs!). Then he played Dune Tune and blew my mind. It was a little later that I discovered Stanley Clarke and found out where it originated...

My first JD was also from Musical Exchanges. I wanted a white one and they had one advertised, so I put my name on it sight unseen and trailed down there with a friend. When I got there it was a GA24 and had neck bow like nothing on earth, and I didn't know much about setups then. It also didn't work! The assistant got out a soldering iron to sort out the pickup selector and I played a few of the others they had while he worked. I eventually picked up a Supernatural in Butterscotch with Saturn inlays, tailpiece etc, and the initials PSR on the first fret. I decided I'd have that instead, although it didn't stop the assistant getting a bollocking for not giving the GA24 to the repairs dept to fix (he bodged it). I remember the manager saying "you could've lost us a sale". I eventually sent that bass to JD for a fretstone and while it was in he changed the pickups, as he said the ones in it were dying. Unfortunately when it came back I didn't like the tone as much! Also the neck wouldn't stand strings over 35s (someone had shaved the neck mercilessly - not JD I hasten to add) so I got rid. The next JD (a MK model) was white and was bloody fantastic, much better than the first, but I had to take it back to the shop a few days after buying it because my back couldn't cope with the weight (my back problems had started by then).

Strangely I once contacted a shop (I think it was Monkey Business in Romford) about p/x-ing the 1st bass for something they had in; the guy on the other end of the phone said "what have you got?", so I told him. There was a pause and he said "has it got the letters PSR on the first fret?" When I answered yes he said "that's my bass! It was built for me!". Never did work out the deal though, sadly. It went to someone else in the end. I wish it had got back to him.[/quote]

Sounds a bit like the story of my first JD - again, I was only 17 when I got it back in 1988 - bought from Exchanges!!! They had an advert in Guitarist mag which was offering a batch of JD's with cracked lacquer - the paintwork was fine, just the clear lacquer was cracked in places. Anyway, they reserved me a cherry red Roadie II A (priced up at £395). Took the train to Brum - got there and the bass had a twisted neck. The salesman assured me it was the top nut not being level but even then, I was an astute bass buyer!! I protested (nicely!) and in the end, he let me have a Series III Mark King model in a lovely deep blue burst for the same prices as the Roadie! Sorted!!

I then swapped it a year or so later for a cherry red one! Series II! I'm just wondering about the initials PSR - wonder if that was my good mate Paul Ruthven - he is a major JD buff who worked at Monkey Biz! He's on here as slacker42! Where are you Paulie!?

Nick

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Yep, that's probably him. Unfortunately by the time it went I needed the cash. Story of my life!

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Hey Nick, what's John doing to my old fretless Roadie 1? Just a refurb, or an upgrade, or whatever?
And has he found the ultra-hi-tech precision-engineered pickup mounting system under the EMG yet?? :):lol:

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[quote name='Rich' post='579036' date='Aug 24 2009, 01:24 PM']Hey Nick, what's John doing to my old fretless Roadie 1? Just a refurb, or an upgrade, or whatever?
And has he found the ultra-hi-tech precision-engineered pickup mounting system under the EMG yet?? :):lol:[/quote]

...I found the said support unit! At least it was proper Lego, not a mega-block eh! Heheh! I'm having a new colour done - I've always wanted a deep green translucent finish on a JD and I think the Roadie will look great - he's putting a 3 band eq in there too!

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Already in another Jaydee forum, but while i'm showing it off.

This is my recently purchased Roadie IIA.

According to Andy at Jaydee, made in 1987 for Monkey Business in Romford.

Serial Number 71180.

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Hello !

I'm new to this forum but I thought it would be nice to post a few pics of my 1987 Jaydee that I bought last summer.
Just fantastic basses !




And her little Alembic Spoiler sister (1987), used by Mark King on a famous bass Quizz Deutsche TV show :

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Hey Doc, that old series 1 bass in butterscotch was my old bass! John inlaid the first fret with my enitials 'PSR' and also made me the one and only brass 'saturn' tail piece. It also had a red mother of pearl Jaydee logo on the headstock. Often wondered who ended up with that bass. At the mo I am really into seies 3's- they look the part! Love the pics of that cherry red one!

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The one I have, is pictured with two other of my basses on the," musicman porn" thread.
for lazy reasons and computer illiteracy(!) unless someone can be ars#d to move it here...ohfff.. thats where its..sorry...
I bought it of MB1 not long ago.
It's a TOTALLY faultless MK Supernatural (in his colours) a model made in 1986.
Anyone know any more extra history?
It has the same brass washer round the jack input, as I've seen Mark King jaydees have.
I know for a fact its only had two other owners, since leaving the JD workshop
(second being MB1, so Im sure thats legit, he REALLY knows his stuff!!)
serial no is 71133.
I only ask as its SO Mark King spec, was it built for him? and he didn't need it at the time? or had another colour? or whatever? anyone know?
nothing more than curious :)
EDIT just the same (almost, as Edmouk's) just a year older same/just as good condition

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[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BtDxZzn5eo"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BtDxZzn5eo[/url]

the sound of my jaydee roadie! poorly recorded :) still love it all the same though and hope i did the level 42 classic pursuit of accidents some justice :rolleyes: x

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A quick shout out to all Jaydee fans and owners to keep this thread alive - first "proper" bass I owned and a lucky boy to hav saved years of pocket money to splash out on the Mark King model back in 1988... Where have the last twenty odd years gone!?!

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[center][size=3]Keeping the thread alive...pics of my Roadie 1a - apparantly quite unusual - the single P/up gives easier access for popping....[/size][/center]

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Could anyone who has a GA24 give me the body width? I have a vague recollection its something like 15"?

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Here are mine:

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L-R: GA24 5-string, Series I ("Classic") Mark King, Calibas 6-string fretted, Jaco Pastorius (basically a '62 jazz copy) and Calibas 6-string fretless

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