Electric Solid Body Single cutaway bass guitar
Mahogany body, glued mahogany neck
One Supersound Hi-Fi single-coil pickup
Alan Wootton and Jim Burns of Supersound developed a design by studying a borrowed Fender Precision Bass guitar. The result was unlike Leo Fender’s well-known four-string instrument. The Supersound had a shorter neck (77.5cm/30.5inches) with a conventional single cutaway body. These features were retained on subsequent models, but the cutaway’s rounder yet pointy horn already referred to some of Burns’ later designs. The design still had the traditional headstock with standard tuners, but to avoid any possible confusion, the logo was applied to the black pickguard. The Supersound had only one single-coil pickup located in the same location as the Precisions pickup. The SCB was perhaps the only bass guitar that had the pickup in the same place as Fender. Furthermore, the model had a simple bridge and an equally simple and basic block-like tailpiece. The Supersound SCB was an important and innovative instrument from a pivotal period in modern British music history.