Jack Casady is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his pioneering work with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Bass Player magazine in 20... Read More
Jack Casady is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his pioneering work with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Bass Player magazine in 2011. He's one of the rare rock bassists known by fans, players and even non-musicians for his signature tone.
The Ltd. Ed. Jack Casady Signature Bass features a classic semi-hollowbody design with a maple top and maple back and sides that is set off with elegant single ply cream binding on the top and back on a stunning, limited edition Silverburst color finish. The hand-set mahogany neck has a 1960s era rounded profile and features a 34" scale with a rosewood fingerboard, a 12" radius and a 1.6535" nut. Casady's trademark signature in gold typeface can be seen clearly on the classic Epiphone clipped dovewing headstock. The 2-ply truss rod cover features the iconic Epiphone "E" silkscreened in white and the black pickguard features the iconic foil Epiphone "E".
The Jack Casady Bass features a black covered JCB-1™ low impedance, low output pickup and employs a three-position VariGain™ switch to shape the sound and output levels. Try the "50" position for a direct studio recording or for a pure acoustic tone. The "500" level will give you a seriously fat tone that's perfect for blues, jazz or rock. And the "250" level will put you in-between. Take your pick! Controls feature black SpeedKnobs for master volume and tone.
It also features nickel hardware, die-cast "Clover" bass tuners and a 3-point adjustable bridge exactly like what the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer uses on-stage. Casady insisted that his own personal bass should be no different than any other Jack Casady Signature Bass.
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I was a little worried about ordering a new bass without having a chance to see and play it first. I had read all the reviews and watched as many U-TUBE videos on it as I could find. When I visited our local Guitar Center and they told me I had a 30 no questions asked full refund, if I was unhappy with it just bring it back, Guarantee I decided to order the Ltd. Ed. Jack Casady Signature Bass in Silverburst. Now I can say I am very happy with my choice. When the Bass arrived I was really excited to open it up and check it out. I had read some reviews that said to check out the quality control of the bass as they have had issues with the QC of their Bass. I really checked out my new bass looking for even the smallest of defects. I am happy to say that I found none. This bass is beautiful. Next was to plug it into the AMPEG. WOW?. The sound was terrific. I did change out the strings that came with the ?Jack Casady? for a set of ?D?Addario Chromes Flat Wounds? for the warmer, mellower sound I was wanting. I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend this Epiphone bass to anyone who is looking for a reasonably priced great sounding semi hollow 4 string bass.
A beautiful sounding guitar and pretty too. Guitar did not come with an owners manual or registration card. Greg Sweeney
I already own the gold-top version, but purchased this silverburst because of it's a "limited edition," and because it looks freakin' cool. I ordered through the GC website and had it delivered to my local GC store in Roseville, CA. When I got it home and unpacked it, the first thing I noticed was how gorgeous it was; even better than in the stock picture on line. However, there was also a rather ugly flaw in the rosewood. It looked like a couple of gouges, about an inch long, were filled in with some sort of black plastic material, I think to try to hide them from any quick superficial inspection. This is completely unacceptable in a "new" instrument, and should have been immediately rejected in the quality control inspection at Epiphone prior to release for sale. With the replacement everything was as it should be; the rosewood was perfect, and everything fit tightly and functioned as it should. The only problem was a little bit a roughness in the plastic coating along the binding on the body. Again, this is something that should have been caught in a quality inspection, however, I was able scrape off what was only a build up of the plastic coating material so now it is virtually perfect. This was a bit irk-some, but since it was minor enough to fix myself, I decided I had a "keeper;" I didn't want to try another exchange, and risk getting something worse... Anyway, this bass looks, sounds, and plays awesome, just as I would expect after owning my gold top. I have flats on the gold-top, and decided to keep round-wounds on this new one, so I have another reason to have two of them besides just the color difference. Overall, I would say that, in spite of the disappointing level of quality control I experienced, that I am quite pleased with this bass. I would recommend it to anyone thinking of adding a bass to their arsenal that has great semi-hollow body tone, is a dream to play, and is strikingly gorgeous to look at. I would recommend, though, that you look it over thoroughly when you get one, because of the quality control issue. When you get a good one, though, you will love it.
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