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Epi Jack Casady probs.....

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by rodl2005, May 17, 2011.

  1. Epi JC pup problem +


    Hi all, I recently got a Epiphone Jack Casady bass.... & the output of the A string is WAY down on the other strings.

    I received this bass- supposedly in 'mint' condition & it was unplayable. neck had NO relief & couldn't be adjusted....parts missing etc....
    To cut a long story... I've got her back in good playing condition now,& I love the bass, but have a few issues.

    1. PUP seems stuffed. VERY LOW output on A string. Tried different string sets- same.
    So I will possibly wanna grab a new pup- where do I get one of these from?? & any hints on installing it once I Do??

    2. Slight HUM audible when I put impedance select on 250 & 50. Not noticeable on the 500 setting.

    3. Neck Dive......... Lighter tuners??? Or move front strap pin??

    ANY suggestions appreciated :help:

    Thanks & regards,

  2. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    NY & MA
    1. Something's definitely wrong there. Output on my Jack bass is very even and solid. As far as getting another pup.... these are specific to these basses. They're not available separately. I think you'd be wise to contact Epiphone directly and see if they can help you out.

    2. Again, I think this is probably somehow related to your pup problem as my Jack bass is dead quiet.

    3. Moving the strap pin will help a bit but not solve the problem. The top horn just doesn't stick out far enough to make that much of a difference. Lighter tuners... sure, that would help if you're okay with exposed screw holes and such. For me, crazy as this sounds, this is my "sit down" bass. In a sitting position it's about as comfortable a bass as I've ever played. Other than that... get a strap with suede on the inside... that will help hold the bass in position.
  3. 3. a suede strap would be a good idea- thanks.

    2. DAMN!

    1. Will check the pups output over each string with a screwdriver(tap tap tap) to see IF it IS the pup. Could be to do with the impedance dial & hum...
    Thanx so far
  4. Bump- ANJyone know where to get a new pup for the Jack Casady??

    Emailed Gibson but no firm reply as yet

    Also - Does anyone know where I can get schematics or cicuit diagram(if thats what it's called) for the Epi Jack Casady???

    If I DO send it to my tech, I'd like to have this for him!
  5. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    NY & MA
    Emails are okay, but telephone calls are golden. I have a Gibson era Tobias bass, bought used, had a problem, gave Gibson a call and within 15 minutes was talking to a tech person who helped solve the problem. Gibson Electric Guitar and Basses. Guitar Tech Support, Gibson Serial Numbers, Guitar Repair and How to Buy a Guitar
  6. TripleDouble

    TripleDouble Guest

    Aug 5, 2008
    I'd deal with a Gibson tech and get it worked on by them, I owned one of these and the pickup and electronics sounded truly amazing. The pickup did hum a bit though, but dang it sounded good. And yeah, lighter tuners and moving the strap pin a bit would help, I personally just got a very wide leather strap and dealt with that. And be ready for the posts that hold the bridge in place to pull out and need to be glued back in. A very cool bass, but it has a lot of um, quirks.
  7. The neck dive is a feature, not a bug - you're going to have to get a wide strap and deal with it.

    My Casady is very quiet, so I agree that it's likely you have a pickup problem.
  8. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I installed Hipshot Ultralite tuners on my Casady to tame the neck dive.
  9. aquateen


    Apr 14, 2005

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