Epiphone has announced a new, limited edition of the Jack Casady Signature Bass in a rare Silverburst finish. Limited to 500 instruments, the semi-hollowbody bass is built with set-neck construction with a mahogany neck and laminated maple top, back and sides for the body.
Designed by Casady in collaboration with Epiphone, the bass sports a low-impedance JCB-1 humbucker.
“I went to work on the pickup and it took almost two years to develop,” the former Jefferson Airplane and current Hot Tuna bassist explained. “I did a lot of homework and bench testing and finally when it clicked in right, it was great.”
The pickup has a VariGain switch for shaping the sound and output levels with three positions: 50, 250, and 500 ohms.
The bass’s throwback look is rounded out with chrome Clover bass tuners and a three-point adjustable bridge.
The Epiphone Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass will be available in the coming months with a street price of about $699.
Epiphone Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass Specs:
|Neck Material:||Mahogany||Neck Joint:||Glued-In; Set-Neck||Body Material:||Laminated Maple Top, Back and Sides||Neck Shape:||1960’s Rounded Bass Profile||Truss Rod:||Adjustable||Truss Rod Cover:||2-ply black/white with “E” silkscreened in WHITE||Scale Length:||34″||Fingerboard Material:||Rosewood with pearloid “Trapezoid” inlays||Middle Pickup:||Low-Impedance JCB-1 Humbucker||Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone||3-Position VariGain Switch:||50, 250, 500 ohms||Binding Body – Top and Back:||1 ply Cream||Pickguard:||1-Ply; Black||Fingerboard Radius:||12″||Frets:||20; medium-jumbo||Bridge:||Original 3-point adjustable||Nut Width:||1-1/2″||Nut Material:||Imitation Bone; White||Hardware:||Nickel||Machine Heads:||Die-Cast “Clover” Bass Tuners||Knobs:||Black Speed Knobs||Production Quantity:||500 pcs||Colors:||Silverburst (SB)|
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