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  • Maple body
  • Mahogany block under bridge
  • Set maple neck
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A bass bound for glory.

Deep, articulate tone and classic semi-hollowbody style are the hallmarks of the Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass. The maple body, mahogany center block, set maple neck, and rosewood fretboard conspire to create a sweet-playing bass you won't want to put down. Has a single low-impedance JCB-1 humbucker with VariTone control, as well as traditional volume and tone knobs. Pearloid trapezoid fingerboard inlays, body binding, and Jack's signature across the headstock set it apart.

Jack Casady, electric rock bass player extraordinaire, worked closely with Gibson and Epiphone to create this tasty signature model. It's a long-scale, hollowbody electric bass constructed loosely around his vintage 1972 Gibson Les Paul Signature bass, discovered in a New York instrument shop in the mid '80s. Starting from there, Jack spent a lot of energy working with a pickup designer from Epiphone putting together a new humbucker to reside in his signature model. Together they nailed down a passive pickup and control section that delivered tone so pure and natural it'll give you goose bumps. The pickup is a special low-impedance model (the JCB-1), which produces a bass sound high impedance pickups and active electronics can't match.

The controls -- a volume, tone, and versatile VariTone knob -- produce enough variation for any situation. The bass has a unique and high-quality transformer with a 3-way impedance selector which eliminates the need for active circuitry while giving the low-impedance signal from the pickup a boost. The pickup impedance selector (VariTone) allows for sounds from clear and clean with acoustic vibe to deep, round, and growling rock authority.

The body construction is unique, too. It's not a true semi-hollow or hollow body, but a hybrid that combines the best from both designs. Under the bridge is a mahogany center block that adds sustain and helps to fight feedback. This construction allows the top to vibrate freely, giving the bass guitar a more natural, woody tone.

The Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass is as unique as Jack, with a vibe, tone, and innovative features all its own.

Features
  • Maple body
  • Mahogany block under bridge
  • Set maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Low-impedance JCB-1 humbucker
  • VariTone control
  • Volume and tone knobs
  • Pearloid trapezoid inlays
  • Body binding

This is the one—there's no other like it and no denying it—you need it. Click or call and get yours today.

 
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EpiphoneJack Casady Signature Bass Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 46 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording (4)
    • Rock concerts (3)
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    Reviewed by 46 customers

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    5.0

    Great Sounding Bass

    By Old School Pro

    from Southwest USA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Large Body
    • Large Body 20 Fret

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Guitar:

    Very positive on this bass, both plugged in and unplugged (I practice in my hotel rooms). Used it on jobs with positive feedback. I havent used it in the recording studio yet, but I am looking forward to what the engineer will say. I think it has a very solids 70's P sound, but we will see. Very responsive, very high gain pick-ups.

    Only drawback is the size (uncomfortable for long sessions) and lack of 24 frets. People that worry how they look when they play bass may not be cool with this item, but I am old and ugly and don't care. The sound is what matters.

    My other basses are a Zon 5 fretless, a Warwick Thumb 5 and an assortment of Jazz and P basses.

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    4.0

    Great value

    By swedbass

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Even Tone
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Light Weight
    • Low action
    • Quality Build

    Cons

    • Cheap jack
    • Simple Electronics

    Best Uses

    • Recording
    • Retro Gigs

    Comments about Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Guitar:

    With proper setup (straight neck) this instrument plays very easy. Tone is even throughout the entire register. Bridge does not offer individual saddle height adjustment. Pickup has relatively high output. The jack is basic and mine needed tightening. Craftmanship is excellent. Neck is beefy - whether you like it is a matter of taste.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice.....No, really I mean it....

    By Billy Von Earl

    from your Mom's house

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • When U Want To Play Bass

      Comments about Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Guitar:

      Great soundin and lookin bass, cuts through louder and bigger than my P-bass( rather play this JC bass than my P-bass) good craftsmanship, I did have the nut 'round the jack output to come a loose, but that's just life( those things happen) the neck is thick, but that's not a negative for me( could be for you) all-around a great bass, I wish the corporate heads at Epiphone, would make a JC model in pelham blue, that would be "Really Nice" instead of my one word comment of 'Nice..."

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A very, very nice piece of instrument

      By 5bass

      from Norway

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Guitar:

      This bass is in my mind a "must have" in your bass collection in any case. Playing old school rock, blues, jazz this bass will most certainly be a frequent partner in your hands.

      But it is obvious, this is an instrument for a serious musician, 80% ready from factory and you just have to take it from there yourself, either personally if you are skilled or consulting a professional instrument maker/serviceshop.

      So you will end up I guess around Euro 700 and in extra the service fee of your serviceshop. But you will then have a bass that you will love perhaps even higher that your beloved wife/girlfriend :).

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A bass for all reasons

      By ggbass

      from Vermont

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Guitar:

      I was looking for a bass for an alt-americana project but this works for hard rock, Latin and worldbeat styles as well!

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      (17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Real Thing

      By Tuna27

      from Connecticut

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      Comments about Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Guitar:

      This bass is capable of producing a wide spectrum of sound profiles. Sweet open acoustic to thundering, growling electric. It should be used with Jack's recommended strings (Dean Markley Blue Steel) and set up (see his web site). This combination makes for a VERY sensitive instrument, so your results will vary depending on your technique. Everyone loves the unique, warm and pleasing tone that this bass will deliver when properly amped and adjusted. However, if you are looking for the classic Fender sound, go buy one of those. It is different, more musical, but not that. I also own a custom 1973 Fender Precision for that hard solidbody sound. This is a true hollowbody and I highly recommend the Casady Signature Bass for anyone seeking beautiful tone. It is very playable, but the neck is a little thicker than many solidbodies as it has just a little touch of an acoustic feel. But it is undeniably electric. Awesome.
      Multi-impedance pickup provides three scenarios ranging from wide acoustic to heavily compressed electric. Neck is somewhat thick but well contoured. Nice tuners and hardware.
      Mine is an orginal from the "Fur Peace Ranch" and was made in 2001. I have been its sole owner since 2002. It is very well made. The pots and jack needed some tightening after a while; not unusual in a TRUE hollowbody instrument. I cannot comment on current quality levels, but this one is absolutely beautiful. The sound is stunning. The finish is beautiful: the classic Les Paul gold-top. Very well done. The "feel" is that of an acoustic instrument and it requires the commensurate care of such. You are not going to want to pound on this one like a low-end Squire.
      This bass is off the scale for value. Nothing can come close.

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      (18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Really good bass for the price

      By Bilko2720

      from California

      Comments about Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Guitar:

      I have used this both live and in the studio and everyone compliments it's sound. I added a sillouette of Godzilla to the pick guard because the first time I used it our sound guy said it thundered like the giant lizard himself. Serious, it can sound both smooth and thunderous. In the studio, it has a warm tone and contributes some cool tonality to recordings. Since my 90's era Fender P-Bass had a neck failure, this has become my main axe. Oh. And I happen to love the gold finish. Oh yeah - and for a guy with a crappy back, this bass is nice and light.
      Three position impedence switch gives you the ability to boost your volume after your sound guy sets you so low that the piano drowns you out. In all seriousness - it gives you some volume and tonal choices.
      As with many basses I have, I sure wish the jack input would stay tightened. I also had to tighten the impedence switch because it was loose. Otherwise I dig the bridge, tuners and overall construction.
      For the price this is a very good value. I've always loved Jack and his style and sound and I believe that this bass come real close to making me a Jack clone.

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      (6 of 167 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      What is this apostraphe?

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Guitar:

      This bass is a monstrosity! The yellow looks like it's shinin' away at the sun! What were they thinking? The hollow body looks like it's going to pop as soon as the string is plucked. And it does. What were these crusty clowns thinking? I could buy a broken Squire Shred Wizard and it'd look better than this! And don't even get me started about the krazy tone! Looks are more important!!!

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      (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      thanks boodabass

      By gvbassman

      from grass valley, CA

      Comments about Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Guitar:

      This is the best bass I have played in many years,I have always wanted a nice hollowbody bass with great tone,played many hollows from the 60's and 70's but this bass has a tone all of it's own. Thanks to boodabass for the strings to put on ,La bellas ,wow its like a piano now. Good job Epiphone and Jack.

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      (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great vibe

      By funkvontubin

      from Connecticut

      Comments about Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Guitar:

      I play bass here and there, not my main thing. I already had an active Jazz Bass which is pretty cool, no complaints. I dig the Jack vibe of mixing chords and lead type articulation and this axe does it well. Would I like the same vibe in a classic Gibson, sure. Would I like perfection in fit and finish, god yes. A bit sloppy in the paint and a little cheesy in the build, but a solid performer with a crazy vibe to die for. Got just what I expected in spades. It will be awhile before I pick up that jazz bass while I nail Bouree. If you have a grand to drop on a bass, I can't think of a better way to do it.

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