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Epiphone Announces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass in Alpine White

Epiphone is celebrating legendary bassist Jack Casady once again with a limited edition version of his signature hollowbody bass. The limited edition 2014 Jack Casady Bass will come in Alpine White with a six-layer white/black body binding further accented by black plastic hardware.

Epiphone Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass in Alpine White

Casady, who turns 70 this year, helped design the bass and was most instrumental in building its pickup.

“We spent about a year and a half developing it,” he told us in our Profiles in Tone interview. “It’s an alnico magnet pickup that I designed. I boosted the magnetic power on it like I used to do with my basses like the Guild ones that were modified. I brought more power out of the pickup because it’s a low impedance bass. Low impedance has a more full, high fidelity tone and larger range, however it didn’t have the power that a high impedance pickup has. So I used really heavy gauge windings and that brought the thickness up to the sound. Then we placed it on the sweet spot.”

The pickup is matched with a VariGain control to choose the impedance output of the pickup. Other features include a maple body, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, 3-point adjustable bridge, and 17:1 cloverleaf machine heads.

The Epiphone Limited-Edition 2014 Jack Casady Bass in Alpine White will be shipping soon with a US MSRP of $1,165.

Epiphone Limited-Edition 2014 Jack Casady 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
Scale Length:34″
Fingerboard Material:Rosewood with pearloid “Trapezoid” inlays
Pickup:Low-Impedance JCB-1 Humbucker
Controls:Master Volume, Master Tone
3-Position VariGain Switch:50, 250, 500 ohms
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
Machine Heads:Die-Cast “Clover” Bass Tuners
Color:Alpine White