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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 was used, 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 very 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
knobsPearloid trapezoid inlays
Body binding
Jack Casady headstock signature

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
The fact that I Iike this bass as much as I do really surprises me. After I bought my dream Fender P Bass years ago I never thought I'd ever own a non made in America bass again. But I picked this one up in the store, played it for awhile, fell for it and ordered the ebony model. It's sound is limited, the build quality isn't as high as I've been used to, the neck isn't silky, the bridge is an abomination. But string it up with some flat wounds and it's sound is so cool. It looks cool, it sounds good while practicing unplugged and it's just a lot of fun and that was what has surprised me the most, the amount of fun I have while playing this bass. Get it walking, get it rocking, thump out some blues, take it for a solo. Try one and see for your self.
Posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2015
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Great bass2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
Bought this a few months back on sale for 650$, absolutely love it. Great whole sound, great feel, I really like it. Very pleased with it
Posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2013
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Bought the original7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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I bought the original model of this bass when they first came out - over 10 years ago. At that time it cost close to $900. The best thing about it is that there are no "dead spots" in the neck - both of my Fender basses have them around the sixth fret. Sound-wise it does have it's own mid range type of sound. Not too boomy. There is a varri-tone button which basically seems to make it louder. Comfort-wise it is a big beast and not the greatest to play sitting down. The quality on mine was so-so: the tail piece seperated from the body and had to be reglued and the tone and volume pots both recently had to be replaced. I suspect the newer one have better quality electronics. While I played it quite a bit when I first bought it, it has since become more of a spare bass mostly because its size makes it a uncomfortable to play. Overall, it does have it's own sound and I see that Paul McCartney's bass player uses one on ocassion. So, my suggestion is that this is definitely one bass you should try out in person before buying.
Posted by Life Long Amature on Feb 24, 2013
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