This hardshell case is designed exclusively for the Epiphone Jack Casady bass. This Tolex covered bass case offers the perfect fit and protection for your bass, featuring chrome hardware, padded/plush... Read More
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I found myself searching for a replacement case for a 1975 Gibson G-3. Someone on a forum suggested that this case might work. I can confirm that it indeed does. It is a bit tight at the upper bout, but that just holds it in place better. I folded a towel to place underneath the lower bout to decrease the angle at which the bass sits in the case. There is plenty of extra space in the case for a strap, tuner, and cable, as well. The case is huge, but so are Gibson basses. It seems sturdy overall and comes with a lock and key.
i recently picked up a vintage gibson g-3, and the original case was in no condition for gigging. for some reason, gibson did not make a hard case for its reissue g-3. i found a forum post suggesting that this case might work, so i gave it a shot. it fits great. the case is well made and should do a good job protecting my bass. it would have cost about this much to get the original case fixed up, but this case is heavier duty.
I needed a case for a Gibson EB-2 bass, which has a short scale (30.5") and a body that I believe is identical to the ES-335 guitar. The large semi-hollow body has made it difficult to find a case that fits. This is the only reasonably priced hard shell case I've found for it. It kinda makes sense that it's distributed by Gibson's sister company, Epiphone. I was surprised to find that it fits the EB-2 like a glove with no excessive room even though the Jack Casady Bass has a standard long scale (34"). The cases' interior is beautiful with lots of padding and room in the storage compartment for a strap and tuner or stomp box. The plush lining and snug fit really seem to baby the instrument. I am STOKED to have gotten this case, with discount, for under $120. So, are all things perfect in Caseland? No. If you read some of the other reviews of this case you'll see that it isn't a particularly heavy-duty case; the original Gibson case for my EB-2 weighed twice as much. I LOVE this case, but it should be considered medium duty protection at best, which is why I only gave it 4 stars. If a heavy speaker cabinet falls on it or a mike stand rams it when stuff shifts in the back of your semi, it's not going to cut it, i.e. I don't feel it's adequate as the sole protection if it's going to be thrown in the back of a semi with a bunch of huge PA cabinets. I'd probably get something custom if you're going on tour, but it is perfect for keeping your bass from getting banged up in your car's trunk or when walking through doorways or making your way down poorly lit backstage hallways or a thousand and one other situations. I feel that gig bags are a joke when it comes to transporting valuable instruments ANY distance, and this case is the MINIMUM protection for an instrument you care about. I would DEFINITELY recommend this case to a friend.
I have a ""Waterstone TP8/32 Tom Petersson semi-hollow 8 string bass" and had trouble finding a case. It's approximately the size of a 335 and I'd read good stories about how that this jack casady case fits 335 basses (EB2&Rivoli), and found that this case would seem to be a good fit. It fits my Waterstone bass great, and seems to be the only readily available hardshell case that will fit these types of basses (335s and alike), and for that it gets five stars.
I've owned several of these cases over the last couple of years, and are exactly the case you need for your Jack Casady bass, which fits snugly and safely within. The furry padding and "leather-like" plastic shell are more than adequate to protect the bass. It is also a very attractive looking case. The only thing negative about them, is that the metal hinges are rather poorly attatched to the shell with a couple of rivet pins than can be pulled out when just normal opening and closing of the lid. They can also just outright fall out if there is any shock from hitting the ground from an upright position, as happened to one of mine. I used a little crazy glue to repair it, which did the trick, but doesn't really obliviate the fact that there are really some poor quality hinge fittings on this case. It's a little pricey, too, when you consider the above problem, but it is really the only thing out there that really fits and protects my Jack Casady basses this well. So overall, a decent case, but be sure to check it out thoroughly when you get one to make sure everything is tight, and be careful with it; it's not really built to take a ton of abuse...
I received the case, and my first impression of the packing box was that it was sure light. I was almost afraid to open it. When I did I was pleasantly surprised that the case was light but every bit as good as nice as expensive Gibson cases I have for my Les's and my Gretch. Much better than the large gig bag I was using. Bass fits perfectly.
This case is wonderful for Jack Casady basses - it fits like a glove. The padding is wonderfully plush, and the case looks really sharp. The handle seems to be of good quality. A great case for a wonderful price!