Epiphone Introduces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass
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 Joint:||Glued-In; Set-Neck|
|Body Material:||Laminated Maple Top, Back and Sides|
|Neck Shape:||1960’s Rounded Bass Profile|
|Truss Rod Cover:||2-ply black/white with “E” silkscreened in WHITE|
|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|
|Bridge:||Original 3-point adjustable|
|Nut Material:||Imitation Bone; White|
|Machine Heads:||Die-Cast “Clover” Bass Tuners|
|Knobs:||Black Speed Knobs|
|Production Quantity:||500 pcs|
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