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What Strings Jack Casady Used When playing that J Bass for the Airplane?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by domsd92, Sep 5, 2011.


  1. domsd92

    domsd92

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    Anybody know what strings Jack Casady used when playing that sunburst Jazz Bass in Jefferson Airplane. I would love to get something similar for my J Bass
     
  2. Lonesomedave

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    don't know the answer, but it's a damn good question...i presume they were flatwounds, but don't know exactly what brand.

    i am currently modifying a fender jazz bass to have exactly the same configuration that Jack used for that bass

    notice the pic below. it is a piece of a picture of Jack Casady playing the bass you are talking about:

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    i bought a 1961 precision pick up and i am having brian at the Low End in Murfreesboro install it right below the neck just like Jack's, so the bass will have 3 pick up's when finished. it is for my son, who can't wait until the work is done--:hyper:

    i have subscribed this thread and await answers!

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  3. JTE

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    Are you going to have the output moved up to the neck volume location? Always wondered why he did that.

    John
     
  4. domsd92

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    Wow thats gonna be a cool set up! How will the pickup be adjusted, are you installing a third knob for volume control of that pickup? About how much is it gonna cost ya?

    Ya i have been wanting to try some flatwounds on my J bass but havent got the guts to make the change. I have got some steel roundwounds and they still sound great!
     
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  6. jasper383

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    For its effect on the tone, of course. :)
     
  7. Lonesomedave

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    no, the output location will be unchanged.


    he's going to put in stacked control knobs so i (or rather my son) will have infinite control over the volumes of the three pick up's. the stacked knob on the new precision pick up will also have a separate tone knob.

    the tone knob for the existing jazz pick up's will be unchanged.

    i should have a thread about it in the next couple of days, just called brian and he said i could come pick it up tomorrow.

    as far as price, he quoted me 175.00. let's see what it finally comes out to. i thought that was a dern good price considering the routing that must be done, but brian said that's all it would be, since i already had the pick up.

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  8. mongo2

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    I guess you could ask him through his website.
     
  9. domsd92

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  11. chanson

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    Pyramid flats I think
     
  12. GM60466

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    Fender Flats 105 -045
     
  13. chanson

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    Can you confirm this?
     

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