Deep, articulate tone and classic semi-hollowbody style are the hallmarks of the 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. The Jack Casady Signature has a single low-impedance JCB-1 humbucker with VariTone control, as well as traditional volume and tone knobs. The pearloid trapezoid fingerboard inlays, body binding, and Jack's signature across the headstock set this bass 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 that high impedance pickups and active electronics can't match.
Volume, tone, and versatile VariTone control knobs produce enough variation for any situation. The Epiphone Jack Casady Signature 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 is as unique as Jack himself, with a vibe, tone, and innovative features all its own.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Epiphone Jack Casady Bass Guitar Guitar Body Material Maple Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Strings 4 Pickup Configuration H Active/Passive Passive Colour Metallic Gold Number of Frets 20 Scale Length 34" Fretboard Radius 12" Fretboard Inlays Pearloid Trapezoid Tuning Machines Classic Style Pickups (Middle) Low-impedance JCB-1 humbucker Pickguard Cream Bridge 3-Point Adjustable Controls Master Volume Master Tone
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