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Epiphone Jack Casady Bass (Metallic Gold)

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Deep, articulate tone and classic hollowbody style are the hallmarks of this 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.

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Deep, articulate tone and classic hollowbody style are the hallmarks of this 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. 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. Running the length of the body is a mahogany center block that adds sustain and fights feedback like a normal semi-hollowbody. But completely unlike any other semi-hollow, the maple top does not touch the center block at any point, allowing the top to vibrate freely and giving the bass a more natural, acoustic hollowbody tone.

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

Features:

  • Maple body
  • Top-detached mahogany center block
  • Set maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Low-impedance JCB-1 humbucker
  • VariTone control
  • Volume and tone
  • Pearloid trapezoid inlays
  • Body binding
  • Jack Casady headstock signature

£ 529.00 Web price, inc VAT

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Epihone Jack Cassidy

An outstanding bass. My mum bought me one for my 21st birthday and it is capable of everything that I want from it. Earthy, woody tones (think Donavan's Sunshine Superman or a more recent comparason of The Zutons) that cut throught them mix in a punchy way. £599 is a bargain for an instrument capable of tones that I previously thought only obtainable from a vintage Rickenbacker 4005, and they cost upwards of £2000. Sure, this bass isn't going to give you a great sound for something like slap, but for McCartney, Motown kind of sounds, it's simply awesome!

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