epiphone jack casady question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jock, Sep 26, 2001.

  1. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    How is the playability of this bass?
    How is the stringspacing at the bridge, smaller than a Fender jazz/P-bass? How is the playability compared to a Rickenbacker 4001/4003?
    Is the black one still available or is it just some dealers that has a big stock that has these left?
  2. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i usually play a fender jazz and a rickenbacker 4001. i tested the jack casady at a shop and i was really amazed by that bass. playability is really good and the feeling is more like a jazz bass to me than a rick, even if different. the bribge is the same of the thunderbird, so string spacing are more jazz oriented than rick. soun was awesome too. i tested a goldtop one and honestly i think that gold is the best colour for this bass.
    can you tell me how much is it in the usa? here in italy price is 750 us $
    i'd t really like have that bass. one word: lovelly!
  3. Hey Jock, what's up, and Barroso, where've you been?

    Anyway, as many of you know, this is one of my favorite subjects.
    Playability: The Jackbass plays most closely to a P-bass as far as the neck goes, although it has a flatter profile like many Gibson basses. The one thing I must tell you just so you have an acurate idea of this bass is that, as you already know, this bass has a wide body. Compared to a regular solid body bass, it takes a little getting used to when playing, but I stress, only a little. The wide body pushes your right arm up a little bit if you normally play near the pickup, but, after a few minutes you won't even notice this.
    String spacing: It feels the same as a P-bass at both the nut, and the bridge.
    The specs on the bass say its nut width is 1.625", which I believe puts it right in the P-bass width. It is a comfortable neck to play.
    Compared to a Rick: Its neck is more similar to a Rick than a P-bass, again it's got a flat fingerboard.

    As far as the availability, I just know that Musiciansfriend still has the black ones for $719.00.
    I bought my Jackbass without ever having heard one live or ever having played one. I've always liked acoustic/semi acoustic basses, and about this time last year, I stumbled across a few people talking about it and they all had only good things to say about it, so I took a chance and ordered one.
    I am so glad I did. I have since bought a 5 string Yamaha, but my Casady still gets the majority of the playing. If you're sitting on the fence deciding whether or not to buy one, let me push you over. This bass has such a sweet, natural and open tone that you really have to hear it live to appreciate it.
    You can however, make it sound nasty if you want to.

    Buy one, and join the Talkbass "Jacksters club." Admission is free.

    Mike J.
  4. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I have a near mint goldtop, BTW, if anyone's interested for $650 which includes shipping in the USA. Hardshell case included.
  5. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    hey michael how are you!! in the past weeks/months i have studied a lot for an exam at the universitiy... luckly i won and now i have only 4 exams left to complete my studies in industrial design!!! i'm really happy because this exam was tha hardest left. i'm really thinking about getting a jack casady to "party" for this!! i have seen one here in milan, gold it retails for 750us $. considering that we are in italy and everything is more expensive that's not bad...
    i'll keep you informed, tomorrow it could be the day.