Epiphone Jack Casady Really is All That

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ThuzzleFump, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    I'm a known bass hoarder. OTOH, I do play them, too. I was rotating through a bunch of my faves this AM, laying down some grooves, and I picked up my EJC. This one really does deserve the accolades. It's inexpensive, beautifully made, and has a huge, gorgeous sound. I have no problems with the old-school bridge...so far.

    If you ever want to add a semi-hollow to your collection, and want to do it on the cheap, this is a real winner. Plus for many of us is that it's a 34 inch scale, not a shorty like many hollow and semi-hollow instruments.

    Here's a couple pics. One shows me with some of my faves in the BG...but that's just to show that I hold this one in high esteem and it's in some good company: the Marcos are also superb. Happy playing to all.

  2. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    Two things I forgot: it's autographed, which maybe makes it magic, and I worry sometimes about posting pics online but I am always reminded that I have vicious dogs and a security system to back up my six-foot fence at Casa de Thuz.
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  3. Mustang Surly

    Mustang Surly

    Jul 10, 2013
    I've heard that once the autograph is added, those basess IMMEDIATELY start sounding like they're being played through a Versatone Pan-O-Flex...
  4. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    By Gum, I believe you've deciphered this infernal conundrum! I have puzzling over this for weeks. By the beard of the legendary Zeus himself, I give you my most sincere thanks!
  5. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Yeah, well... they'd be a whole bunch more wonderful if Epiphone would get their finger out, and make some leftys!!!! :banghead::banghead:
  6. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    Sorry, Gib, I did not know that. They should! It's a popular model and they would sell them. Definite non-zero suckage factor making righties only. :(
  7. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    I've mostly been immune to amp and pedal GAS. Let's hope you have not ignited that fire.
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  8. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    I have no need for any more basses, I really love the ones I have, and there’s no situation I could find myself in where at least one couldn’t do the job perfectly. But for some reason I’ve been tempted more and more lately by hollows and semi-hollows. And even though I only play fives, the Jack Casady is the one that looks most interesting to me.

    Very nice bass!
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  9. MMiller28

    MMiller28 Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    We don't know where you live.
  10. Mustang Surly

    Mustang Surly

    Jul 10, 2013
    "But for some reason I’ve been tempted more and more lately by hollows and semi-hollows."

    Resistance is futile: you will be absorbed.

    ---Sincerely, The Guild Starfire BassBorg Collective

    *prepares set of Bi-Sonic pups for implantation into dave64o's cerebrum*
  11. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    The internet knows all.
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  12. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    Thanks! I waited a long time to pick one up, partly because I was skeptical. But it really is nice and there are not a ton of long scale hollowbody models around... I'm very happy with it. I have other hollow and semis, and this one compares well with any of them. I don't know if they've moved production to China. I favor Korean models lately... they are exceptional at mass production. Fit and finish are superb. Long story short, if you want to dip a toe into semi hollow, you could do a whole lot worse.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2017
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  13. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    i really would like to have one to accompany my starcaster semi-hollow. but the prices seem to have risen steeply the last couple years!
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  14. I got my JCB nine months ago (so it's now a full term birth) and I am nothing but happy with its sound and playability. It gets a lot of positive comments when I play out with it. I'm glad you like yours, too.
  15. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps!

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    If the Epi JC bass is good enough for Brian Ray (who plays in Paul McCartney's band), then it's good enough for an average joe like me!


  16. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    I've seem 'em used as low as $545 with case. I dunno what they were before.
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  17. howlin


    Nov 15, 2008
    I'm Not There
    Jack has always been a bass player that I've admired since day one so when his signature bass came out my interest was piqued. I know that I'm in the minority on this but, unfortunately, I don't find it a comfortable bass to play unless you wear it lower than I prefer [see Brain Ray photo above]. That and being a long scale with a thicker neck than I prefer just took it out of contention as a practical addition to the herd. If I needed something like this I'd look at the Guild Starfire or Hagstrom Viking basses. Thinner necks. Short scale. Easier to play - for me. Glad everyone else finds them to their liking. :thumbsup:
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  18. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    IMG_3685.JPG Mine was an interesting trip. I bought a "blemished" model for $550 but the only blemish was a ducky jack and loose controls that made it impossible to play.

    Bought through a local shop owned by a big company and their tech did some warranty work, I paid for a new Switchcraft and the game was on.

    It is a bit ungainly unless you wear it lower, the neck is like a baseball bat in my small hands and it sings beautifully. Took awhile to get used to it, but I love it now.
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  19. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Funny, I dug mine out last night too and was thinking the same thing. I don’t think there’s another bass in this price range that you see on as many big stages and which has the same eye-catching power.
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  20. boristhespider7


    Jan 27, 2008
    Great photo, i've seen Brian play live with Macca but didn't notice the little strip of foam at the bridge. I guess he's going for that classic 60's tone with flats
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